Monday, October 20, 2008

Window shopping

(Sorry for the unplanned blogging break. I got miserably sick on Saturday afternoon-couldn't get out of bed or the room started spinning. I'm feeling a lot better and hoping I'm on the mend for good.)
Yes, we've actually been shopping for windows.

Not like this one, though.

We took this picture at the window place because our kitchen window is the same shape as this one and Clarence wanted the visual reminder of how the trim is supposed to look when he's done.

We have needed to replace the windows in our house ever since we bought it (16 years ago!). Other things have taken precedence but it's time for the remaining windows and doors now.

The windows we need for the girls' rooms, the bathroom, and one for the living room were all in stock. The other living room window is going to require making a decision on exactly what we want to do and ordering whatever that ends up being. We aren't great decision makers around here so that may slow us up a bit.

The doors aren't easy either. We have a doorwall in our bedroom and I think I'd like to replace it with a door with blinds built into the glass. Of course, Andersen doesn't offer that option so we've been trying to decide what to do about that. We aren't great decision makers around here so that may slow us up a bit.

We think we want fiberglass for the front door. HD has one we like but it's white. I want to paint the outside, but I'd like the stained wood look inside. That means special order, pay in full up front, and hope all the things we found on the internet about HD and that door company aren't accurate. Another decision and (say it with me) we aren't great decision makers around here so that may slow us up a bit.

Clarence's dad has lined up his Amish neighbor to do the work. His dad also borrowed some scaffolding from one of his friends. As the windows are replaced, the siding we bought a couple years ago during the kitchen remodel will be able to go up, with the Tyvek underneath. It's pretty exciting to think the house is going to be more airtight and comfortable soon.
I'd love to hear any suggestions for fiberglass entry doors-likes and dislikes. 'Cause, you know, we aren't great decision makers around here and we can use all the help we can get.
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  1. Oooh, I'm thinking stained and leaded glass! No? Well it's pretty exciting to get new windows anyways, I know we need them. Did you check C.L Ward? Hope you are feeling better that head spinning thing doesn't sound good at all!

  2. Yep, CL Ward is where I took the picture. The HD door I like has leaded glass. Not sure it goes with the style of my house, but since I'm no decorator, I think I'll just get what looks pretty to me. LOL

  3. I recently bought my Andersen windows at and everything went really well. I highly recommend checking out their website.


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