· Plan A: Home Style and Plan
· Plan B: Lot Excavation
· Plan C: Foundation
· Plan D: House Framing
· Plan E: Roofing
· Plan F: Doors and Windows
· Plan G: Plumbing
· Plan H: Electrical Wiring
· Plan I: HVAC
· Plan J: Insulation
· Plan K: Exterior Home
· Plan L: Walls, Ceiling, Trim
· Plan M: Kitchen and Bath
· Plan N: Cleaning Closet
· Plan O: Flooring
· Plan P: Lighting
· Plan Q: Other Amenities
· Plan R: Garage / Pathways
· Plan S: Landscaping
· Plan T: Interior Design
 Construction Specification Planning  

Plan F: Doors and Windows

record and note your design specs: download spec sheet

what you need to do —

  • Identify the type of doors and windows by room:

    — bay window in front and side
    — french doors open to patio
    — sky lights in attic, etc.

  • Windows and exterior doors should be installed as soon as the frame is completed — it prevents vandalism and damage from weather.

  • Never leave uninstalled windows laying around for extended periods — you don't want them stolen or vandalized.

  • Shop windows and doors that come with the Energy Star symbol — they are certainly worth the extra price for those cold winters and hot summers.

  • New windows have tinted panes that keep dangerous sun rays from penetrating inside the house — it will protect your interior against sun damage and reduce cooling costs.

  • Visit our Home Improvement Gallery for complete information on door/window types and designs. Define style and type by room:

    view center: doors and windows

    view center: home entry doors

  • Check framing building codes:

  • Find Pre-screened Contractors:
    click to search contractors

Home Building Steps
step 1:analyze
step 2:location
step 3:hm styles
step 4:hm plans
step 5:spec plan
step 6:builder
step 7:financing
step 8:manage
step 9:decorate


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