I have a problem and it is about time I correct it. I have no choice now. It has to do with my windows. My 50 year old windows. I have these handmade screens covering two of my windows. No doubt Mr Walker made them when he converted the house from a log cabin because this is the only place they are on the house. No, I take that back. This is the only outside wall from the original log cabin so Mr. Gates must have made these windows. That makes them well over 50 years old! Waaaaaaaaay past their natural lifetime.
I also have a glass window, which I am presuming is supposed to be a storm window.
The windows need to be replaced but the budget does not allow it right now. I am not about to put vinyl windows up if I can’t replace all 11 remaining windows and the cost of replacement wood windows is through the roof. The best I can do is repair what I have and buy some storm windows and call it a day.
I went to Lowes to buy storm windows…they have to be custom ordered because of the sizes, and they are not cheap. PASS. I went to Habitat for Humanity and to my shock and surprise they did not have any. The surplus store I previously purchased windows from is no longer in business. I asked the new owners what happened to the all the windows they had in the yard and they had no idea. I knew I should have gotten those windows when I saw them. They were only $5 each but I had gotten all the windows for my sun room that day I figured I could always come back for the storms later. You know what they say…never put off till tomorrow what can be done today.
Well first thing is first. I have to repair what I have.
Quite ugly in its present condition right? I would say so!
Here is my plan:
1- scrape off all that old lead based paint
2- re-glaze the glass
3- paint the frames
4- Hope to God I can find affordable, plain old storm windows.
If you have any experience or input or advice, please, by all means, feel free to jump in!!