Item to be aware of:
Vinyl replacement windows not meeting codes for egress
In the past year, I have called 4 houses where the replacement bedroom windows do not meet current codes. The originals were 1970’s horizontal glass sliders that met codes; were replaced with 2 small side-by-side single hung vertical sliders.
At the last house, my client was a young firefighter (the 10th or 11th inspection out of that particular fire station brigade). The homeowner gave up $4,500 due his stupid vinyl window salesman.
After the inspection, the young fellow didn’t believe that such a miss could occur so went back to his station and read the code on egress windows…wrongly!! So he called me and after about 5 minutes “discussion” on the phone with him, I asked if the senior firefighter (he was my first inspection out of that group) was there. He was, thank god!! Got the senior gent to give the young fellow a short course on scientific notation and his misinterpretation of the code…case closed.
Have now called and spoke to the provincial Fire Marshall twice on this issue.