3.1201.2 Single-Unit Window and Fixed Frame with Wood Sash

Topic: 
Windows and Doors
Subtopic: 
Maintenance, Repair, and Sealing
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Desired Outcome: 
Windows operable and weather tight; improved energy efficiency performance of fenestration
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
3.1201.2a
Lead paint assessment

Presence of lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes will be assumed unless testing confirms otherwise

EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov 's RRP RRP Renovation, repair, and painting Program Rule (40 CFR Part 745) in pre-1978 homes and proposed changes to this rule (Federal Register/Vol. 75, No. 87/May 6, 2010) will be complied with, to be superseded by any subsequent final rulemaking or any more stringent state or federal standards

Protect worker and occupant from potential lead hazards

3.1201.2b
Operable windows

All egress windows will be operable as required by local codes

Maintain operability of egress windows

3.1201.2c
Air infiltration Infiltration The uncontrolled passage of outside air into a building through unintended leaks in the building envelope

Details that reduce air infiltration Infiltration The uncontrolled passage of outside air into a building through unintended leaks in the building envelope will be repaired, replaced, sealed, or installed (e.g., new latch for meeting rail connection, pulley seals, rope caulking for other cracks, interior storm windows)

State Energy Conservation Code or local code requirements for air leakage should be met (whichever is more stringent)

Reduce air infiltration Infiltration The uncontrolled passage of outside air into a building through unintended leaks in the building envelope

3.1201.2d
Water infiltration Infiltration The uncontrolled passage of outside air into a building through unintended leaks in the building envelope

Details that reduce water infiltration Infiltration The uncontrolled passage of outside air into a building through unintended leaks in the building envelope will be repaired, replaced, or installed (e.g., replace missing glazing compound on sash, exterior caulking, exterior storm windows)

Reduce water infiltration Infiltration The uncontrolled passage of outside air into a building through unintended leaks in the building envelope

3.1201.2e
Occupant education and maintenance

Occupants will be notified of changes or repairs made and will be educated on how to operate and maintain window

Ensure long-term weather tightness