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Who installs windows for new residential build?

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Posted by: from Calgary
4/7/2017 at 8:10:27 PM

Is it generally the framer's job to install windows?

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Yuriy from Weber Exteriors in Edmonton
Date/Time4/7/2017 at 8:44:32 PM

Yes its usually framers responsibility to install windows.

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Date/Time4/7/2017 at 9:41:33 PM

I can't speak for Alberta. But in BC, Yes, window install is always part of the framers scope of work to achieve lockup in new construction.

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Date/Time4/8/2017 at 7:20:06 PM

No, sorry to the precious comment. Framers are framers and may or may not do the windows. The framers job is to frame according to the blueprints provided and the windows are often supplied and installed by an outside company (even the window supplier) this is for the sake of warranty. Framers may install, but check with your window supplier.

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Catherine from CanGlass in Canmore
Date/Time4/9/2017 at 10:48:14 PM

Hi there!

Great question! Our company CanGlass is a supplier and installer of residential windows for renos and new builds. In our experience it can be done by the framers or the window supply company. As mentioned before it is always a good idea to ensure the framers are properly trained on window installation. A window poorly installed can lead to water damage, mold, and rot that requires the whole wall to be replaced (more common than you think) just like going to the dentist or a lawyer you should find a certified technician to do the work- in this case a Journeyman Glazier. The best part is- it will probably cost the same!

Good luck and if you have any questions about glass, let us know!

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