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.

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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 Improvement modules for complete information on door/window types and designs

  • Define style and type by room:
doors n' window information
doors n' windows photo notes
doors n' windows topics
doors n' windows shopping
view directory for more information
doors and windows
home entry doors


Check framing building codes:

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spec planning: doors and windows

Getting Started

Step 1: develop the plan

  • take a completed draft of the doors n' window spec sheet to your architect or planner, who will can customize a remodeling plan or revise an existing plan that meets your specs.
  • use your spec sheet and floor plan to bid the construction project out to contractors
    doors n' window spec sheet


Step 2: get required building permits


Step 3: find pre-screened contractors and other service providers

find doors and window contractors

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Helpful Tools

Some helpful forms for making remodeling decisions:

home improvement guide
home remodeling checklist
remodeling specification sheet
contractor evaluation form