Alternate title: “Destruction, mayhem, windows.”
Oooookayyy…a bit of a LONG overdue update here…sorry about that.
Several things happened to put the window project on a back shelf.
1) I got the sills/etc rebuilt and water tight.
2) The worst window got rebuilt. The test case as it were. Yes, we can do this.
3) Summer hit with full force. 108 degrees upstairs does not make a pleasant working environment. AC and insulation will be coming!
4) Shifting possibilities shifted our priorities. We needed to get the utility room project underway. The reasons for that will be explained in that project!
Anyway, I did get more done on this project…the 1st window is done and in and the dormer is completely repaired, caulked, primed, and painted. It looks really good…and holds out hope that our home will be the showcase we want to see (someday).
Somewhere, I have a picture of the dormer with the window installed. I’ll post it when I can find it.
Y’all may remember the sash I started with:
I have since painted, reglazed, and routed grooves for silicone bulb insulation on the top, bottom, and where the sashes meet. I am very pleased with how well it seals.
In the pictures below, the flash and the lighting is bringing out all the greasy hand-prints from the glazing, sweat, and dust. The windows are actually a VERY dark blue and without serious blemish.
Just two more windows to go in that dormer (4 sashes). I’ll be back on those windows this fall…now that the dormer and sills are repaired I may make the storm windows for them first. I also have to finish the Sun-room and utility room (remember those shifting priorities?)