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Windows and Doors – replacing drafty 1980’s doors and windows (part 2)

In a previous post we discussed replacing a couple of windows in our bedroom and in the kitchen. This was needed to match the windows on the front of the house that had already been replaced. Those old Windows were a pain and hardly opened. The new windows were purchased from Home Depot. While we did like the quality and they matched the other windows perfectly, we wanted to get more estimates from a couple other companies. The total estimate for the few we replaced and what is to come from Home Depot was right at $21,000. That was not going to happen!

We had the guys at Window World come out to give us an estimate. We bought doors and windows in our other house and they were great. Plus one nice thing to give us peace of mind was the lifetime transferable warranty. So when the day comes, we would be able to add that to the listing for the house and the new owners would have a great warranty to go with their purchase.

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Mid century wooden windows

We had windows like this old wooden window. There are also multiple picture windows, a couple of casement windows, and several sliding-glass doors

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Picture windows encased by wood (1980’s)
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1980’s sliding glass doors
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These older wooden casement windows leaked so much you could hear our neighbor, the chipmunk (aka Sherman) running on the railing.
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This guy teases our cats daily…

We were happy with the estimate and we went ahead and place our order with Window World. The process took about 4 to 6 weeks before the windows and doors were ready to be delivered and installed.

Here are a couple more shots prior to the installation.

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Notice the haze in the right windowpane?
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Constant painting and cleaning of the wooden frame
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Drafty 1980’s sliding-glass doors
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Until next time…

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