THINGS TO CONSIDER


DOORS

  • When considering door installation, make sure to note the proper door handing as seen below.

wood handingLF       (wood handing)       RH

wood handingRH       (steel handing)       LH

  • What type of finish is needed for hinges, sill, or handles?
  • Do you want the doors to be pre-hung?
  • Do you want 5/8″ radius (least expensive), 1/4″ radius, or square corner hinges (most expensive).

5/8″                                                                    1/4″                                                            Square

  • If your door is exterior, you will need to specify whether it is in-swing or out-swing . Interior doors need only a handing.
  • Are they single or double bore? Custom bore location?
  • If it is a french door, does your project need to meet any Title 24 requirements?

WINDOWS

  • Please specify rough opening or exact sizes.
  • If your windows are in a bedroom without doors make sure at least one window in each bedroom meets egress requirements.
  • Do you need tempered glass? If your window is within 24″ of either edge of a door a door, 18″ from the floor, 5′ of a stair landing, tub, or shower floor (in the closed position), it needs to be tempered.
  • Do you want the windows to meet any title 24 or other energy efficiency requirements? Please provide a Title 24 if you have one (new construction or major remodels that will be inspected by the city).
  • If its a vinyl or clad window, what color would you prefer?

MOULDING

  • Most mdf moulding comes in specific lengths of either 16′ or 17′, and 7′ for casings.
  • Materials listed as RL (Random Length), BF (Board Feet), or even SL (Specified Lengths) of wood moldings may not ship exact and you will be billed according to the amount shipped.

EGRESS – WINDOWS/DOOR

All bedrooms or rooms used for sleeping shall have emergency rescue windows or doors. (CBC 1026.1.)

  1. Minimum net clear opening of 5.7 SQ.
  2. Minimum net clear opening width 20″.
  3. Minimum net clear opening height 24″.
  4. Window sill height of 44″ above floor.

Tempering

The following shall be considered hazardous locations and shall be provided with safety glazing (per CBC Chapter 24):

  1. Glazing in swinging door except Jalousies.
  2. Glazing in fixed and sliding panels of sliding door assemblies and panels in sliding & bi-fold closet doors
  3. Glazing in all unframed swinging doors.
  4. Glazing in doors and enclosures for hot tubs, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms, bathtubs and showers, glazing in any portion of a building wall enclosing these compartments where the bottom exposed edge of the glazing is less than 60 inches above a standing surface and drain inlet.
  5.  Glazing in individual fixed or operable panels adjacent to a door where the nearest exposed edge of the glazing is within a 24 inch arc of either vertical edge of the door in a closed position and where the bottom exposed edge of the glazing is less than 60 inches above the walking surface.