Spec PlanF: Doors and Windows
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Spec Plan-F reviews both interior and exterior windows and doors. These materials should have the energy star mark to ensure the best cost energy saving.
Spec Plan F: Doors and Windows
what need to do —
Identify the type of doors and windows by room:
— bay window in front and side
— french doors open to patio
— sky lights in attic, etc.
- Windows and exterior doors should be installed as soon as the frame is completed it prevents vandalism and damage from weather.
- Never leave uninstalled windows laying around for extended periods you don't want them stolen or vandalized.
- from howstuffworks:
about building windows and doors
Shop windows and doors that have the Energy Star Symbol
- They are certainly worth the extra price for those cold winters and hot summers.
- New windows have tinted panes that keep dangerous sun rays from penetrating inside the house it will protect your interior against sun damage and reduce cooling costs.
Visit our Home Building Gallery for complete information on door/window types and designs.
- Define style and type by room:
view center: doors and windows view center: home entry doors
Check framing building codes:
- check this online building code guide:
Step 1: develop the plan
- take a completed draft of the spec sheet to your architect or planner, who will can customize a building plan or revise an existing plan that meets your specs.
- use your spec sheet and floor plan to bid the construction project to contractors
Step 2: get required building permits
- It will either be up to you or the contractor to obtain each permit.
all about permits
lookup your local government for permit information
Step 3: find pre-screened contractors and other service providers