3.1201.6 Interior Storm Windows

Topic: 
Windows and Doors
Subtopic: 
Maintenance, Repair, and Sealing
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Desired Outcome: 
Minimize air infiltration Infiltration The uncontrolled passage of outside air into a building through unintended leaks in the building envelope through existing leaky windows while maintaining safe egress for occupants
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
3.1201.6a
Work assessment

Installer prework assessment will be conducted to determine:

  • Number
  • Type
  • Size
  • Condition of opening

Verify scope of work

3.1201.6b
Fixed storm window

Fixed interior storm windows will not be installed in egress locations

Safety

3.1201.6c
Installing operable storm window

Operable interior storm windows will be installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications

Minimize air leakage

Provide safe egress for occupants

3.1201.6d
Health and safety

Interior storm windows will be operable and egress rated in egress locations

Provide safe egress for occupants

3.1201.6e
Occupant education

Occupants will be educated on the proper use and maintenance of storm windows

Ensure weathertightness and safety