Basement windows

(Looking out the window. Photo by Robin. November 2007)

Tomorrow we’re having some of our basement windows replaced. They’re old, metal casement windows that don’t look too bad as long as there’s no light shining on them.

Here’s what they really look like:

(Same window, with flash.)

As you can see, there’s quite a bit of rust. They’re also less than optimum when it comes to energy efficiency. On a cold day, they’re iced over, inside and out.

We’re hoping new windows will keep the basement warmer.

I think the windows are pretty much the last thing we need to do in the basement. It’ll be nice to have it finished.

There are two windows like the one pictured in this post which are being replaced, plus a picture window. Our basement is a walk-out, and the picture window (along with the other two windows being replaced) looks out over the pond.

The window guys seem to think it will take either one long day or two days to complete the job. I’m hoping for one, but if it takes two, it takes two.

My computer is not too far from one of the windows being replaced. I’ll shut it down and cover it early tomorrow morning. Hopefully I’ll be back up and running by tomorrow night.  If not, I’ll borrow M’s laptop and do a quick post just so I can keep up with NaBloPoMo.

Renovations in which we’ve hired others to do the work always make me a little nervous.  Keep your fingers crossed that all goes well.


One Comment on “Basement windows”

  1. Alto2 says:

    Yes, ma’am, you definitely need new windows. I hope you ordered those fancy, insulated double-pane wonders. Stay warm!


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