Dual pane window with 1 tempered pane – should it be inside or outside?
I’m placing the window order for my ‘good enough’ house and have been through several iterations of colors/wood/Low-e variations, etc. Through 3 iterations, the glazing was always specified as “Tempered Inside Pane only/Fire Glass” but the most recent and (almost) final quote has all windows listed “Tempered is Outside Pane”. (The house is in a WUI (woodlands-urban interface) area, hence the ‘one tempered pane’ requirement). Do I care whether the tempered pane is inside or outside? I searched both this site and the web for recommendations or requirements and came up empty… The only guess I came up with was that there might be a small safety benefit to having the tempered glass on the inside.