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Old 10-05-2019, 01:32 PM
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We’ve been shopping all the recommended vendors who do lanai enclosures and still feel conflicted about single pane vs double pane. There is quite a price difference — almost double! I would love to hear from anyone who has done single pane and are happy with them. We do plan to install a mini split system. We know the pros and cons but want to hear from actual users. Thanks.
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Old 10-05-2019, 01:42 PM
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We went with double panes and have not needed an auxiliary cooling unit.

I did not believe it would work. I am still amazed. We do have air coming from the pool bath which feeds into the room and we can open the sliders to very wide and the double doors as well. Ours cost more and I am tight and I didn't want to spend the extra (almost double) My husband prevailed. I am glad he did.

We sold one of our grandchildren.
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I currently am in a home with a lanai that has double pane low E glass. When I moved here permanently I added the Mitsubishi split and then recently added solar shades. Opening the sliders would defeat our main purpose for the room: having 2 TVs on simultaneously on 2 different channels .. The heat in the lanai during most months of the year wasn't close to acceptable for us.. We are making plans for doing same for home under construction. All depends on your heat tolerance . comfort level and your intended use for room ..
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I think that double or triple pane glass is the only way to go for any window anywhere.
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Better to go with a real enclosed lanai with double pane windows rather than floor to header double pane sliders. The price is comparable and stronger against storms.
Some contractors won't do it unless the floor is raised, some will, including T&D.


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We have single pane. Never again, no matter the cost.
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We sold one of our grandchildren.
What a great idea.

I tried sucking the energy out of one, but that didn't work!
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We went with Low E double pane. Yesterday we went out on the lanai around 3:30, it was 89 degrees outside and 79 degrees inside the lanai with the sun starting to shine in we have no shades just the glass. You will not have that difference with single pane glass as there is no insulating value and if you do put in air you're going to loose it through the glass.
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We have single pane. Never again, no matter the cost.
Thanks. That was exactly what I was looking for.
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We went with double panes and have not needed an auxiliary cooling unit.

I did not believe it would work. I am still amazed. We do have air coming from the pool bath which feeds into the room and we can open the sliders to very wide and the double doors as well. Ours cost more and I am tight and I didn't want to spend the extra (almost double) My husband prevailed. I am glad he did.

We sold one of our grandchildren.
Good point about the air conditioning. If we didn’t have to do the mini split it would make the cost a lot more palatable. Sorry about your grandchild 😉
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