3.1203.2 Single-Unit Window, Mounted on Rough Opening—Newer House

Windows and Doors
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homes and proposed changes to this rule (Federal Register/Vol. 75, No. 87/May 6, 2010) will be complied with, to be superseded by any subsequent final rulemaking or any more stringent state or federal standards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

Replacement window will be laid out with trim

Exterior trim will be removed or exterior siding will be cut back to fit new window with trim

Existing window will be removed

Window opening will be flashed in accordance with accepted industry standards

Provide a clean and properly flashed opening for replacement window unit

Replacement unit preparation

Mounting detail will be determined based on depth of window and location of window liner

Allow for good fit and finish of replacement window

Replacement window installation

Replacement windows will be installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications and will be integrated with flashing

Gaps between the new window and existing frame will be sealed with low-expanding foam

Ensure replacement window operates properly

Ensure replacement window is weather tight


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

Meet all codes when replacing windows

Occupant education and maintenance

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

Ensure long-term weather tightness