3.1203.1 Replacement Window in Existing Window Frame

Windows and Doors
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Desired Outcome: 
Replacement window provides weather tight fit; improved energy efficiency performance of fenestration
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homes and proposed changes to this rule (Federal Register/Vol. 75, No. 87/ May 6, 2010) will be complied with, to be superseded by any subsequent final rulemaking or any more stringent state or federal standards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

Opening preparation

Interior stops, sashes, parting strips, and pulleys will be removed

Opening will be cleaned

Provide a clean opening for replacement window unit

Replacement window installation

Replacement window will be installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications, ensuring that the exterior stops are caulked

Ensure replacement window operates properly

Ensure replacement window has a weather tight fit


Egress windows and safety glass will be installed in accordance with local codes

Meet all codes when replacing windows

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