Watch Our Impact Window Installation Micro-Doc
Come along the impact window installation journey with us in this entertaining micro-documentary
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Take a closer look at some of the items seen in our window micro-documentary
Windows and doors play a critical role in protecting a home from storms, heat, and cold. We’re installing Florida Product Approved large missile impact glass on our Build A House project.
These windows and doors are also Low-E (low energy) glass which resist heat and cold.
Take a look at some of the design and installation moments from our micro-doc.
Technical Corner - Plan Tutorial
The Engineering Behind The Plan
Learn to read the construction plans
Plan Page: Window Installation
Every building plan has some form of window and door schedule.
These tables list the opening mark for each are of the plan, along with detailed information of each opening.
You’ll see by clicking on the schedule to enlarge that these rows contain
- Frame and window dimensions
- The height of the header above finished floor (AFF)
- The required design pressures that opening will feel during a design wind event as calculated by the project engineer
- The Miami Dade or Florida Product Approval registration number of the window
- The design pressure the product is approved to in the registration documents
The design plans also contain detailed information about how the windows and doors are installed, waterproofed, and finished.
Here you can see the 1 X 4 wood buck from our micro-documentary, how the buck and window are installed with the required Tapcons, the waterproofing coatin (Lexon was used our project), and how the drywall and stucco are installed to provide the proper finish.
Lawson Window Spotlight
Visit Lawson Industries website for more information on these large missile impact product approved documents.
Lawson manufactures aluminum single-hung, horizontal rolling, awning, designer and picture windows, as well as a full line of impact-resistant windows and doors in standard and custom sizes. Some of their products feature an energy efficient removable sash, and others filter out 99% of harmful UV rays, stop hurricane force destruction and reduce outside noise up to 34%.
Lawson offers numerous materials that won’t rust, warp or absorb moisture, and that meet the most rigorous testing requirements of the South Florida Building Codes.
In addition, Hurricane Guard by Lawson allows you to experience the best of both worlds: the beautiful and efficient design of Lawson windows and doors with impact-resistant protection that until now was possible only with shutters.
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