3.1203.3 Replacement of Manufactured Housing Windows and Doors

Windows and Doors
Desired Outcome: 
Smooth operation and an airtight and weathertight fit of replacement windows and doors
Work assessment

Installer prework assessment will be conducted to determine:

  • Number
  • Type
  • Operating condition
  • Wall construction

Ensure work space is safe and ready for air sealing

Verify scope of work

Lead paint assessment

Presence of lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes will be assumed unless testing confirms otherwise; documentation of testing results will be kept on file

EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov 's Renovation, Repair and Painting ( 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homes and proposed changes to this rule (Federal Register/Vol. 75, No. 87/May 6, 2010) will be complied with, to be superseded by any subsequent final rulemaking or any more stringent state or federal standards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

Window or door selection

Window or door units will be designed for manufactured home use and will be ENERGY STAR qualified

Rough opening will be measured before ordering replacements

Access to emergency egress points, such as primary windows or exit doors, will be considered during the selection of retrofit window or door units

Ensure proper size, type, and operation of window or door

Rough opening preparation

Existing units will be removed

Opening will be cleaned

Any damaged framing will be replaced

Opening for installation will be prepared in accordance with manufacturer specifications

Provide a clean opening for replacement unit

Window and door installation

Window or door units will be installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications

Ensure replacement window or door operates properly

Ensure replacement window or door has a weathertight fit


Egress windows will only be replaced with egress windows

Provide safe egress for occupants

Maintenance and occupant education

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

Ensure long-term weathertightness