European Windows and NFRC
We’re researching windows for our new home construction in Sandy OR. We’d like to use aluminum European style tilt and turn windows, but I noticed that many of the ones we received quotes for do not have an NFRC certification (Aluprof, Aliplast, Mito, Mitra, etc).
I contacted our Building department and they stated that an NFRC certification sticker is required, with a few exceptions, none of which seem to apply to us.
It seems that a lot of folks use European windows, and don’t see the lack of NFRC certification discussed much on this forum, so I am wondering if I’m missing some (legal) way to get these past an inspector, or if it’s just that other jurisdictions are more lenient than mine? It’s frustrating because most of these windows have much better performance than traditional windows we see going into new houses here (Milgard), so I wonder if there’s some way to make this work.
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