Building Process Video 28

WINDOW INSTALLATION

Here is the 28th Video in our ongoing Building Process Video Series. We continue construction of the Las Vegas custom home project. The next step is to take delivery and install our windows. The windows installed are a quality Low-E wood clad window that is stainable.

The video shows staging, prep and installation of windows on the project. Using a licensed contractor to install windows is critical. Framing contractors normally have a great deal of experience installing windows, however, discuss the manufacture warranty requirements with your supplier. Nothing is worse than having a problem with windows and not being able to determine who is responsible to fix it. If a contractor is associated with the supplier and there is an issue with window performance or seal failure, it will be much easier to get the problems corrected without pressure or litigation. If there is not an association, the blame game begins. The manufacturer is not often willing to admit a deficiency in their product and will blame the installer and vice versa.



Window Installation

Las Vegas Project



THE NEXT STEP


FIREPLACE INSTALLATION 1

BUILDING PROCESS VIDEOS

LOT PREPARATION 1
LOT PREPARATION 2: GRADING
CORNERSTAKING/FOOTING LAYOUT
FOOTING EXCAVATION
SETTING FORMS
UNDERSLAB PLUMBING I
UNDERSLAB PLUMBING II
BACKFILL AND COMPACTION
VAPOR BARRIER
INTERIOR
PRESLAB ELECTRICAL
SLAB REINFORCEMENT VIDEO
CONCRETE POUR
STRIPPING FORMS
LOT SPINOFF
FRAMING LAYOUT AND PLATE
FRAMING: FIRST FLOOR
FRAMING: FLOOR TRUSSES
FLOOR SHEATHING
FRAMING LAYOUT: SECOND FLOOR
FRAMING: SECOND FLOOR
ROOF TRUSSES
ROOF SHEATHING

STAY TUNED, MORE TO COME..



We will be continuing our Building Process Video Series for the next several months. The typical residential project takes 4-6 months, however, our Las Vegas Project is a 10,000 square foot custom home. It will take a total of 12 months to complete. While it may not be exactly what most owner builders are undertaking, it will demonstrate the building process that is common to all projects.

Remember, these videos are brief and fairly general. They are meant to familiarize owner builders with the building process. There is a lot of additional education and experience that an owner builder should seek out before starting their own project. As they say, knowledge is power.

Our goal is to show owner builders that a complicated, enormous custom home is built the in same way, using the same contractors, subcontractors, steps and materials, as the smaller, "simpler" projects that most of us plan to build. Of course, there will be unique challenges that may not apply to an individual's owner builder experience. They will, however, hopefully address another's issues.

I hope the videos are enjoyable and informative. I am still learning how to shoot and edit video. As time goes on, I will probably go back and re-edit some of the videos I have already done.

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