Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Windows Loaded

Not a computer operating system, actual windows!

The install was easy. The windows are straight-forward vinyl flanged, and since they are pretty small they weren't heavy. We used adhesive flashing membrane which was very easy to work with, no special tools required. Everything went so smoothly. Honestly, I am wondering what we forgot to do or did wrong. To quiet the self doubt, I keep repeating our mantra: "It's better than it was. It's better than it was. It's better than it was."

There are lots of tutorials online, but we ended up following a step-by-step guide in a book. At the library I happened upon Taunton's Carpentry Complete: Expert Advice from Start to Finish. It's easy to follow, has lots of tips and doesn't have too much information to wade through. It has both pictures and a narrative, which is perfect for my learning style.

We were able to install all three windows over the weekend, because of some perfectly timed visitors. Some helped out with the install (thanks TF and DD!) and some helped out with baby sitting (thanks Gramma and CD!).

Next up on this learning adventure, the door.


  1. Woohoo! I wish we were replacing our own windows, but...we are retrofitting round topped ones, haha.

  2. Nice job! I'm sure you did it perfect. =)

    1. Thanks for having confidence in us. It was a good feeling to figure it out!