Forum Title: window codes
I own a 105 year old building in washington state. I want to build my own wood replacement windows. The International Building Code which governs in this area calls for certification of windows. Does code tell me I can't build my own windows or am I missing something? I hate to think of spending over $10,000 to get windows in this building. Thanks for your help. Dick Mursell
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: ELSIE POWERS (Smyrna, GA), 01/21/2019

I am assuming you already have some windows you want to use, correct? I do not understand the question about the jamb. Each window usually has a jamb or are these just pieces of glass or sashes you are trying to use? If you are trying to make the windows you need to use 1x or 5/4 material not 2x for the jamb and frame. If this is the case you need to re-think it. To make a good window that does not leak takes a level of skill and knowledge, (not to mention equipment) I'm not sure even I would want to try it when there are inexpensive alternatives out there.

- LEO BREWER (Lehi, UT), 02/15/2019

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