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Old 02-17-2009, 04:05 AM   #1
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Framing inspection - with windows installed ok?


I am replacing two windows and adding a 32" exterior entry door. I need to reframe and install all in one day. Does the framing inspection need to be done before the windows and doors are installed in the reframed openings?

One of the windows is replacing a sliding patio door - so framing will be added under the new window. The other window is 6" taller than the window it's replacing, so the bottom of the opening will be reframed lower. No header changes are needed - the windows will fit the existing openings except for the reframing at the bottom of each.

The door is a new opening in the wall.

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Framing inspection is normally done after plumbing, HVAC and electrical inspections. These are not even started until the building is "closed in" Meaning roof and windows and doors are installed. So yes you can place the windows in before inspection.

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In our locality, the window installation is part of the framing inspection. No windows installed yet, don't call for the inspector. They tend to get testy 'bout that kind of oversight.
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excellent - thanks for the quick responces!

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You need to ask your inspector. They may frown on trimming around the outside of the window due to the need to see sheathing nail pattern on the opening as well as the water barrier/counterflashing. Some cities inspect before the windows go in for flashing on the window bucks, etc.

I can see most of what I need to see with the window installed. No trim though!
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You need to ask your inspector. They may frown on trimming around the outside of the window due to the need to see sheathing nail pattern on the opening as well as the water barrier/counterflashing. Some cities inspect before the windows go in for flashing on the window bucks, etc.

I can see most of what I need to see with the window installed. No trim though!
Yes, I had figured on not having the exterior closed up and trimmed so installation details could be seen. Thanks!

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