ENERGY STAR VERSION 6 COMPLIANT INSTALLATION METHODS

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(ES+) BEST PRACTICES

Complete Installation Document covering proper opening preparation and proper installation achieving successfull, long lasting weather management solutions.

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(ES+) PROPER MEASUREMENT

– Width First, then Height
– Bow and Crown
– Level and Planar
– Plumb and Square

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(ES-I) TOOLS – HARDWARE

– Hand Tools
– Power Tools
– Specialty Window Tools
– Screws, Anchors and Clips

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(ES-II) WINDOW STYLES AND PARTS

– Window Anatomy
– Window Hardware
– Window Types and Styles
– Window Operating Types

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(ES-IIIa) WINDOW REMOVAL 1

– Guidelines
– Frame-In or Frame-Out?
– Removing Wood Sash
– Removing Metal Sash

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(ES-IIIb) WINDOW REMOVAL 2

– Taking the Old Frame Out
– Removing Steel Windows
– Removing Aluminum Windows
– Concrete/Masonry Tearout

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(ES-IIIc) LEAD-SAFE INSTALL

– Proper Lead Testing and Notice
– Containment and Disposal
– EPA Rules(www.EPA.gov/lead)
– Equipment and Supplies

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(ES-IV) OLD WINDOW DISPOSAL

– Recycle
– Glass Recycle
– Bagging Debris
– Municipal Waste

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(ES-V) PROPER FLASHING

– Vapor Barriers
– Sill Pans
– Drip Caps
– Method A and Method B

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(ES-VI) PROPER SHIMMING

– Tapered Shims
– Stackable Shims
– Inflatable Shims
– Integral Shims and Buttefly Shims

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(ES-VII) CAULKS AND SEALANTS

– Adhesive
– Expandable
– SPF Foams
– Proper Gunning

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(ES-VIII) APPLICATION VARIATIONS

– Wood Window- Frame In and FrameOut
– Aluminum Window – Frame In and Frame Out
– Steel Window – Frame In and Frame Out
– Install Variations

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SINGLE/DOUBLE HUNG BOX FRAME

– Blind Stop
– Pocket Install
– Remove, Prepare, Install
– Wrapping the Opening

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CASEMENT – AWNING WINDOWS

– Frame-In
– Frame Out
– Tilt-Turn
– Outside-in Installation

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OUTSIDE-IN INSTALL

– Install Without Head Expander
– Dealing with Exterior Stop
– Sealing Inside and Outside
– Preserving Inside Trim

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BAY, BOW – GARDEN WINDOWS

– Proper Measure
– Determine Overhang
– Sill Support
– Roof Construction

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FRAME-IN v. FRAME-OUT

– How To Choose
– Proper Sealing for Each
– Measuring for Each
– Structural Considerations

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STEEL WINDOW REPLACE

– Removing Frame from Masonry
– Leaving Old Frame In
– Jumping Frame
– Trim and Sealing Considerations

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NEW CONSTRUCTION INSTALL

– Remodeling
– Flashing (Method A and Method B)
– Sill Pans
– Vapor Barrier

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ALUMINUM WINDOW REPLACE

– Pry Out Old Frame
– Leaving Old Frame In
– Interior Sill
– Level Sill

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COASTAL REPLACEMENT

– Proper Removal
– Wood Surround/Mounting
– Dealing with the Gap
– Rebuild Opening

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INSTALLING CURVES – SHAPES

– Circle Tops
– Picture Windows
– Trapezoids
– Exterior Sealing

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COASTAL NEW WINDOW INSTALL

– CMU Opening
– Masonry Wall
– Impact Glazing
– Wind Loads and Codes

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COMBINING – MULLING

– Snap Mulls
– H-Mulls
– Structural Mulls
– Combinations

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CURVED OPENINGS IN MASONRY

– Kerfed Wood
– Flexible PVC Foam Trim
– Special Shapes
– Trim

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ENTRY – PATIO DOOR INSTALL

– Wood Buck
– Nailing Fin
– Brick Mould
– Proper Sill Preparation

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FRAME FIN MOUNT & J-CHANNEL

– Proper Flashing
– Proper Overlapping Flashing
– Foam Board Sheathing
– Integral J-Channel Install

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REPLACE WINDOW wDOOR

– Remove Old Window
– Prepare New Header
– Frame for New Door
– Install Door

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MASONRY/BRICK

– Masonry/Brick Veneer
– Wood Buck Surround
– Fin, Flange, Flush
– Install in Stucco

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JUMP FRAME INSTALL

– Stucco Frontal Flange
– Safe Removal of Old Window
– Proper Drip Cap
– Proper Perimeter Sealing

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BASEMENT – UTILITY WINDOWS

– Hopper
– Sliding
– Specialty
– Sealing

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INSULATE SASH POCKETS FRAME

– Cure Drafts in Box Frame Install
– Insulate Sash Pockets
– Insulate Behind Jambs,
– Insulate Sill and Headers

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SEALANT TAPE INSTALL

– Gap Install
– Behind Flange/Fin
– Retrofit Installation
– Sealing

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FASTENING

– Screws
– Clips
– Simplex Nails
– Best Practices

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JAMB LINER INSTALL

– F-Channel
– Jamb, Head and Sill Liners
– Fasteners
– Coordinating Trim

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WATER MANAGEMENT

– Divert, Drain and Dry
– Reconnecting the 5 Climate Barriers
– Impel Rods
– Barrier and Drainage Installation

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JAMB LINER INSTALL

– F-Channel
– Jamb, Head and Sill Liners
– Fasteners
– Coordinating Trim

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WIND – STORM INSTALL

– Glazing
– Window Loads
– Wind Zones
– Testing

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EGRESS – SAFETY

– Proper Size for Escape
– Tempered Glazing Rules
– Storm Safe
– Sill Height

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SOUND CONTROL

– Asymmetric Glazing
– Decibels and Comfort
– Isolating the Frame
– Double Windows

NOTE: WIXSYS Content and Images Copyright 2012-2015. Used under license from AWDI, LLC. These instructions are for guidance only. Consulting and applying these instructions and practices will contribute to a successful installation, however the final responsibility for the outcome lies with the person(s) doing the actual work. Local codes and conditions will take precedence. Illustrations and Images are for reference only and may not match the Manufacturer’s Products. Refer to Manufacturers information for accurate product representations.

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