Saturday, February 12, 2011

New windows!

Our latest round of remodeling took place yesterday--we had all the windows replaced with energy-efficient, vinyl-clad Andersens, the kind where the sashes tilt inward so you can clean them easily. Here's one of the installers getting started taking down the old living room window.

And installing the new den window:

And here are more new windows waiting for installation. The two little ones are for the bathrooms, of course, and the "obscure" glass looks really nice--a kind of squiggly pattern instead of just a fine grid like the old windows.

The sewing room now has screens on its windows, hallelujah! The old windows had lost theirs somewhere along the way. This room gets pretty hot in the summer, so it'll be great to be able to open the windows and get a breeze into it.

The Prairie-style grids you see in the sewing room window are in all five big double windows. We should have gotten grids in the kitchen window, too, but we were dopes and confused ourselves, thinking that we had to keep the blinds we had up to block the sun...which is now blocked by the new patio cover! What a couple o' maroons....

The front of the house, where the living room and my bedroom are, looks so much better with the new white-framed windows. We're very pleased!

There's a little bit of new wood trim to paint around the living room and den windows, and we also have holes that need filling inside where the old blinds were mounted, but we've already got a handyman lined up for that.

And here's a happy home-co-owner cleaning our brand new windows for the first time.  :)


perl hacker said...

Awesome windows! Zikes! :)

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

When we replaced our siding about 3 years ago due to hail damage we decided to do the windows at the same time, as long as things were getting torn apart.
Couldn't be happier! The heating bills are way down too!
Love your window grids! They really add to the looks and spiff up the outside as well as the inside. Aren't they just press & fit inserts? Maybe you could order some for the ones you missed?

las794 said...

Yes! Who knew windows were made that way now? But we were delighted to find out. We'll get our boo-boo fixed at some point. :)

It's amazing how much quieter the house is now. We live about three blocks from a freeway & I didn't realize how much I was hearing it until the sound wasn't there anymore!

Alley said...

These grids are in between the two panes of glass, which are then filled with argon. They'll never fall off the glass and we don't have to dust over and under them.