Lets change the windows again.

By
Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Lets change the windows again.

This home started out like any other home. The standard windows for proper egress from the bedrooms.

The owners of the home after the home's C of O was issued decided in all their unique wisdom that they didn't like the existing windows in the bedrooms.

So they called in a window expert to change out the windows.

The Change out.

The standard windows were removed and the new windows were installed. Unknown on the cost to do this but I am sure it was not a cheap installation.

The issues.

Now that the windows had been changed to a hotel style window. A picture window with no means of egress from the bedrooms. Now we have major issues.

Take a look at the bedroom windows looking from  the bedroom out.

Dead lite in bedroom.

There are Three bedrooms like these in the picture.

Dead lite in bedroom.

Advice was lacking.

The builder nor the window installer never advised the home owner that these types of windows are not allowed in the bedrooms.

Next course of action.

It has been advised the home owner change out the windows again to meet current guidelines for means of egress.

This means the owners will now have to spend more money for the windows to get changed out. All they needed to do is accept the original windows. Done deal.

One would almost think they were in a motel room when in these bedrooms. Different to say the least.

Have  great day every One.

 

Posted by

 

Clint  McKie

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. Eddy County's only certified home inspection service WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Serving all of South East New Mexico. We inspect the homes entire structure from the roof to the foundation, and everything in between. Most reports within 4-24 hours from time of inspection completion. We issue a PDF report with pictures Starting at $250.00 for each home inspection. Why settle for less when you can have the best?

Also included is a Appliance recallcheck and a 90 day warranty with all full home inspections.

When it comes to Quality home inspections. Simply put, we are the best.

1-575-706-5586   www.carlsbad-home-inspector.com Call me for the latest specials.

 Zillow  Google   https://www.facebook.com/desertsuninspections   manta   Trulia   Yahoo HomeAdvisor Pro Free 90 day warrantyRecallchek

Carlsbad Chamber logo.          NPI LOGO

 

Comments (24)

Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Clint, One would think that the window expert would have known that these windows weren't a good idea!

Apr 09, 2014 02:58 AM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I would bet money that the window people know these are not acceptable bedroom windows. 

However, moving a couple of those concrete blocks from the yard into the bedrooms, and the means of egress is provided!

Apr 09, 2014 06:56 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I'm with Jay I would have never known but the installers should have.

Apr 09, 2014 07:21 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Tom,

Also incorrect to do. Not a good thing.

Have a nice day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 09, 2014 11:01 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

It's going to be costly for them. They changed them after the fact. Now they have to change them again.

Have a great day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 09, 2014 11:07 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Pat,

I would think it was all about the money and what the client wanted.

Many codes are missed here. SHHHHhhhh....

Have a good day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 09, 2014 11:14 PM
Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
NCW Home Inspections, LLC

Clint, Oooops. I with Jay on this one. The window company almost certainly know this is an issue. But hey if everyone did what they are suppose to we would be out of work.

Apr 10, 2014 12:24 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Randy,

Just passing on what not to do as a home owner.

Have a nice day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 10, 2014 07:17 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello C Team,

Never know what the home owner told the installer. Hey if they are paying....all about the money.

Have a nice day and thanks for the visit.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 10, 2014 07:18 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

Sure they did and the block work would do the job alright.

They might want to after reading the report.

Have a good evening in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 10, 2014 07:20 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

They probably did. But the home owners wanted these windows. If they want to pay for the change then so be it. Just needed to be changed again.

Have a good evening in Rogers.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 10, 2014 07:22 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Donald,

They had to have known these were not allowed. But like you say if everyone did their job by the book. We would all be out of work.

Have a nice evening in the Great Northwest.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 10, 2014 07:26 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Oh my gosh, that was a major mistake, Clint. I hope they can get the change out  done reasonably.

Apr 10, 2014 07:56 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Clint ...we would be on the New York Best Seller List if you would write a book!!!

Have a great night in Carlsbad!

Apr 10, 2014 08:44 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Toni,

I thinks it's going to be costly.

Have a nice day in Trinity.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 10, 2014 09:18 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rob,

Never know what we could do with a book like this.

Have a good day in Bristol.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 10, 2014 09:21 PM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

OMG...what were the homeowners thinking...they were not and what a shame they did not get a permit because, Clint, you know this would never be allowed.

Apr 10, 2014 10:18 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Ginny,

No this would not had been allowed by the local inspector. He would have explained why not. No permit for sure. Now they need to get it done again.

Have a great weekend in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 11, 2014 08:22 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

 Hello Clint ... Great post about windows and Vegas Bob has been a glazier for 40 years of his life. What a shame having these windows put in only to know they are the wrong type of windows. Pulling out old windows and putting in new ones is very-very expensive. Your post has been featured to the group:

CUSTOMER SERVICE

VB 

Apr 12, 2014 01:03 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Bob,

I think the installers were just thinking about the cash at the time. I would bet there was no permit either for this change out.

Better be one in the future though.

Have a great day in Las vegas.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 12, 2014 08:07 AM