Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Windows!

I knew from the inspection before I bought the condo that the windows would need to be replaced soon. You see, the mechanism that held them open was broken, so when you pulled a window up and let it go, it slammed shut. I had my own little guillotines all around my place. At first I didn't think this was a huge deal- I would just use some sticks or what not to prop the windows open.

Looks Innocent enough, right?

The particular window above had a rotted sill, that had been removed and never replaced. This is a bad, bad thing because water could get in there and cause the wall to rot. No good!

More old windows!

Well, one week of really nice weather and I was ready for new windows. Between having to find things that could hold the weight of the windows, worrying that my cats would hurt themselves, and Franklin actually getting outside via one of the broken windows, I knew it was time.
In addition to the windows being annoying, they were original. So 35 years old. They had storm windows and  were not at all energy efficient. I could hear every little sound from outside.
I decided to go with windows from the Home Depot. They were a bit more expensive than I expected, but thats par for the course with house projects.
They have now been installed and are working wonderfully. I'll be back in a couple days with some pictures of the beautiful new windows in situ.