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I screwed up - twice :sad:
We are building an addition on my son's house. The inspector rejected the windows we installed because the U rating wasn't low enough. So I ordered 3 windows that will pass his specs but accidentally ordered replacement instead of new construction. I've never installed a replacement window. How do I make them work with new construction?
 

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I too faced a similar problem with my newly constructed house. We got 2 replacement windows as a gift from my uncle. They made a mistake while ordering it, anyways when I enquired around as in how to get this fixed my friend gave me the solution for this. He passed on the details of Link removed. and I thought how can they fix this. But they responded very promptly and came to my house and resolved my problem. You can also give it a try.
 

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I ended up taking those windows back and bought new construction windows that were in stock. He originally said he didn't want windows with a grid but it turns out his wife did. For the most part you can't see those windows at the same time as the other windows in the house that don't have a grid.
 

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I too faced a similar problem with my newly constructed house. We got 2 replacement windows as a gift from my uncle. They made a mistake while ordering it, anyways when I enquired around as in how to get this fixed my friend gave me the solution for this. He passed on the details of Link removed. and I thought how can they fix this. But they responded very promptly and came to my house and resolved my problem. You can also give it a try.

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I give some credit to the inspector for doing his job. Energy calculations are usually done with a computer program that takes all the envelope components and the heating/cooling efficiency into consideration. If the components used do not meet what was specified in the calculations, it is the inspector’s job to catch it.
 

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I know the inspector was just doing his job but I hate the fact that while trying to save my son money I cost him a lot more in the process. At least he isn't holding it against me [as far as I know]
 
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