Monday, November 21, 2011

Week 3 - More Window Work

I didn't get a chance to stop by the project this week, so you'll have to make due with the photos from the Mr.'s cell phone.

The window replacements are moving along. As I mentioned, when all is said and done, there will be a ton of invisible work. Lots of rotted wood to be replaced and re-framing to accommodate the larger windows. And then the potential buyers will just say, "yeah, so it has windows, big deal."

Please take note of the windows just to the right of the front door in this before photo. The guy who built thousands of these houses bought three pane casement windows by the boatload. In this style of house, the two bathrooms are adjacent, separated by a wet wall. So what he did was install the triple pane windows with wood in between them (rather than buying two windows). Ish!

With the window removed you can see the dorky configuration. Here is is partially framed with the studs of the wet wall in between.

From the inside. Ugh.

And the half bath from the inside. Do you see that? The actual hole for the window has a wall in the middle.

Ta da! Note stupid corner windows have been popped out already. He also decided that it was more expeditious to just strip the siding off the front. Too much patching and busy work and trying to match old siding to new.

We had a couple of chilly days and the Mr. reluctantly turned the heat on in the house overnight. With giant gaping holes opening every day, he's not inclined to burn oil even when there is plywood up for the night.

With the Thanksgiving holiday, it will be a short work week this week, but he is still determined to get the windows in before the end of the month.

Mango Momma


  1. Great progress! I really enjoy seeing the transformation. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I will be on and off the blogs for a bit. Heading to NJ on the 28th to surprise my mom on her 80th birthday. We siblings have planned her surprise party for 12/4. Plans well underway but I am not talking about it on my blog or she will get wind of it! I will soon do a blog post about taking a "blog hibernation" That will be when I am about ready to depart! Looking forward to getting out of this cold place!

  2. OMG, the Mr's windows are such an improvement!