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Old 04-03-2013, 11:42 PM   #1
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I have a florida sun room with jalousie windows from the 1950's-early sixties. My house is in Tredyffrin township in southeastern pennsylvania. I am selling the house. Do I have to replace these windows with tempured glass when I sell the house? I do not see anything about it in the township building codes about it.

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Welcome to the Forum!

no reason I know of, you could always call your building department and ask. Most building codes provide a clause that says existing buildings are considered to be compliant with the new code and only have to be upgraded based upon changes that are made to them.

now if the buyer says they will buy the house if you change 'em out then it's decision time. Hope this helps.

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You got me thinking about food now with the Tempura.

Local codes may trump the IRC but here are the general guidelines: http://dealer.milgard.com/egress--.htm
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What would make you think that they need to be tempered? Do they meet one or more of the criteria in the link that WoW posted? ... Even if they do, as gbrackins mentioned, in most cases you would only need to upgrade if you are already replacing them anyway.
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is it on a second floor or high up off of the ground?
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