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Old 10-27-2016, 04:42 PM   #1
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Window not for residential use


My contractor has installed a window in my bathroom that is labeled by the manufacturer (JELD-WEN) as " not intended for use in residential structures" because the window has not received a design pressure (DP) rating. I have asked him to install a different window and he is delaying. Should I hold out for a different window?
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Yes.

Do not make the final payment until you are happy.

This window will probably affect your home insurance policy.


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Old 10-27-2016, 11:16 PM   #3
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Yes. That's ridiculous. Don't pay. I'd also take a very close look at the rest of his work... Did he pull a permit for the work he is doing? Not sure on the scope of this project.
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Contacted Jeld-Wen yet and asked them any questions about what that all means?
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I haven't contacted the Manufacturer but the contractor says he has and they claim not to make a window with no DP Rating- but I have the sticker that came off the window. Thanks for all the good input. We'll see how this works itself out.
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I would still contact JELD-WEN myself, with the model # and sticker # just to verify the story.


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I would still contact JELD-WEN myself, with the model # and sticker # just to verify the story.


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You're right and I'll do that. Its the only way to be sure......Thanks
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I'm left being curious here....
Is this the same contractor that did your shower pan?
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Same guy. He said he went to 7 different stores to find a window and the one he settled on couldn't be used in residential homes. I think he's grown his business too fast and doesn't pay attention to "details"- just looks for a deal on the things he buys.
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You are right to be concerned.... and need a clear/clean answer.....

but I'm guessing that there is some environmental test that they have not completed and stuck the appropriate disclosure on the window.... I'm not sure why it would refer to residential use, but environmental codes are sometimes pretty flaky....

(i would think it would be precluded from commercial use before it was precluded from commercial use... but then again, we don't require seat belts on school buses... it would cost too much...?????)
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The sticker said that the window wasn't "DP" (pressure) rated and could only be used in outbuildings.
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CB....

I have no idea... but sure interested in what you find out.... why an outbuilding would be an exonerating factor from a non-outbuilding.

DP.... My only guess would be "differential pressure" but that makes no sense. (Did they forget a breather tube...???)

And I sorta doubt a main line manufacturer makes windows designed for outbuildings only.... I think we got some environmentalists/state laws/ and Philidelphia attorneys involved here.

Good luck friend... let us/me know for our education.

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Is the window still installed at ur house? You didn't make him remove and replace? I've never dealt with a contractor that goes to 7 stores to buy a window. They have all ordered them direct from the manufacturer reps.

Did this guy buy some floor sample or something?

Besides this and the shower pan what else did this guy do?
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Googled dp and it came up design pressure. Meaning pressures of wind and snow. Means you have cheapest window and probably leaky and depends on what you were promised and what you wanted. If you said cheapest, you got what you wanted. Windows can be made tighter with weather stripping. I'd pay half, fire the contractor and begin all over again.
Outhouse means storage. No heating or insulating.
BTW, most residential vinyl windows are leaky. What kind is it? Even double hung can be weather stripped and bathrooms are usually warmest. It can stand a little leaky.

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