REAC - Building Exteriors - Windows


Windows

Window systems provide light, security, and exclusion of exterior noise, dust, heat, and cold. Frame materials include wood, aluminum, vinyl, etc.

 

This inspectable item can have the following deficiencies:

  • Cracked/Broken/Missing Panes
  • Damaged/Missing Screens
  • Damaged Sills/Frames/Lintels/Trim
  • Missing/Deteriorated Caulking/Seals/Glazing Compound
  • Peeling/Needs Paint

 

Cracked/Broken/Missing Panes

Deficiency: A glass pane is broken, missing, or cracked.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: A glass pane is cracked, but you see no sharp edges.

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: A glass pane is missing or broken.

 

Damaged/Missing Screens

Deficiency: Screens are punctured, torn, otherwise damaged, or missing.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: Three or more screens in 1 building are punctured, torn, otherwise damaged, or missing.

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: N/A

 

Damaged Sills/Frames/Lintels/Trim

Deficiency: Window sills, frames, sash lintels, or trim are damaged by decay, rust, rot, corrosion, or other deterioration.

 

Note: Damage does not include scratches and cosmetic deficiencies.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: You see damage to sills, frames, lintels, or trim, but nothing is missing. The inside of the surrounding wall is not exposed. You see no impact on either the functioning of the window or weather tightness.

Level 2: Sills, frames, lintels, or trim are missing or damaged, exposing the inside of the surrounding walls and compromising its weather tightness.

Level 3: N/A

 

Missing/Deteriorated Caulking/Seals/Glazing Compound

Deficiency: The caulk, seals or glazing compound that resists weather is missing or deteriorated.

 

Note:

  1. This also includes Thermopane or insulated windows that have failed. (Foggy)
  2. Caulk and seals are considered to be deteriorated when 2 or more seals for any window have lost their elasticity. (If the seals crumble and flake when touched, they have lost their elasticity.)

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: Most of the window shows missing or deteriorated caulk, seals and/or glazing compound, but there is no evidence of damage to the window or surrounding structure.

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: There are missing or deteriorated caulk, seals and/or glazing compound with evidence of leaks or damage to the window or surrounding structure.

 

Peeling/Needs Paint

Deficiency:

- Paint covering the window assembly or trim is cracking, flaking, or

otherwise failing.

-OR The window assembly or trim is not painted or is exposed to the elements.

 

Note: This does not include windows that were not intended to be painted.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: You see peeling paint or a window that needs paint.

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: N/A


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