The Big Picture

The big picture window in the Cottage, that is, is being replaced.

The Cottage windows are getting replaced for more efficient ones.

The carpenters started this project after the other 4 single windows had been replaced.

Removing the old windows.

They removed the triple window one sash at a time.

The gaping hole where three windows used to be looks like an open garage door which is what a think used to be there.

When Charlie sent me the “in progress” photo I noticed one of the shingles was chipped (to the left of the window) so I texted him to ask him to repair it while the trim was off.

Charlie removed just one chipped shingle.

He Dremeled the nailheads off, removed the old shingle, and replaced it with a salvaged unbroken shingle.

The dark shingle will easily blend when its painted like the rest.

There are a few more cracked shingles which he will also replace before the tenant repaints the entire exterior in June.

The triple windows in the house were ganged together as one unit, these went in one at a time.

Meanwhile the window installation continued. The sill under this window was also repaired due to some rotting wood.

The new windows are positioned in the hole.

The new sashes look very much like the old ones except they were single panes and these are double-glazed Pella TermaStar windows.

The original windows were charming.
The window only needs trim.

The new ones equally so.

What is your most energy efficient quality?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “The Big Picture”

  1. Interesting. Do you think the building used to be a garage? I never really noticed the area beneath the windows that isn’t shingled before and had to go back and look at older posts. Good save on the broken shingle.

    1. I definitely think it was a garage. If you look at the door the panels on each side would correspond to another garage door. The entrance doorway was on the side where a window was replaced. Jo

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