Residential Construction Doors & Windows Quick-Card Based on 2015 IRC

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Residential Construction: Doors & Windows Quick-Card Based on 2015 IRC

by Builder's Book, Inc.

This expanded, 6-page guide presents the essentials of installing residential doors and windows.

Featuring many full-color illustrations, step-by-step instructions and useful tips, this is a great reference for the general contractor, the property owner and anyone else who needs a quick overview of the basics of installing and replacing doors and windows.


  • Emergency Escape & Rescue Openings - Minimum Opening Area, Window Sill Height,
  • Emergency Escape & Rescue Openings -Window Wells - Ladders & Steps, Drainage
  • Means of Egress - Egress Doors, Emergency Escape & Rescue Doors, Door Opening Size, Bulkhead Enclosures, Exterior Walls -Fire Resistance, Floors & Landing at Exterior Doors, Exterior Walls
  • Window Area & Glazing - Window Glazing Area, Habitable Rooms, Adjoining Rooms, Glazing Identification, Human Impact Loads, Bathrooms, Glazing & Hazardous Locations
  • Glazing - NFRC Label - U-Factor, Air Leakage (AL), Low E-Coating, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC), Condensation resistance (CR), Visible Transmittance (VT), Additional Glazing Options, & Window Glazing Layers
  • Exterior Doors & Windows - Performance - General, Performance-Load Resistance, Testing & Labeling, Wind-Borne Debris Protection, Anchoring Methods & Requirements, Component & Cladding Loads for Buildings, Masonry, Concrete or other Structural Substrate, Wood or other Approved Framing Materials, Mullion - Load Transfer & Height & Exposure Adjustment Coefficient & Anchorage Details
  • Framing Doors & Windows - Design & Construction, Doors & Windows Framing, Fastening Schedule, Top Plate, Bearing Studs, Bottom (Sole) Plate, Interior Walls, Single Member Headers, Headers - Nonbearing Walls, Supports for Headers, Minimum No. of Full Height Studs at wach end of headers in Exterior Walls, Size, Height & Spacing of Wood Studs
  • Doors - Components, Types & Installations - Types of Doors - Hinged Doors, Bi-fold Doors, French Doors, Dutch Doors (Stable Doors), Stacker Doors & Sliding Doors, Parts of Doors, Door Threshold, Installing a Pre-Hung Door & Installing Doors
  • Windows - Components, Types & Installations - Window Component-Single Hung Window, Installing Windows, Types of Windows - Fixed/Non Operable, & Other Types of Windows; Egress Windows & Storm Windows
  • Types of Windows: Single Hung Window, Double Hung Window, Sliding Window, Hopper Window, Awning Window, Arched Window, Jalousie Window, Transom Window, Hinged/Casement Window, Bay Window, Bow Window, Garden Window Picture Window, Glass Block Window & Skylight Window

Published/Edition: 2016. / Publisher: Builder's Book, Inc. 08/01/16

ISBN/Book No.: 9781889892641

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