In The End, It Will Be All Worth It

Sunday, November 2, 2008

After the problems we had with the window installers, I was so glad it was finally over by the time I got home from work on Friday. Our window installation took twice as long as expected. The weather didn't co-operate, and putting the wrong colour of flashing didn't exactly help. Once the windows installers ripped off all the flashing they installed on Monday and Tuesday and installed the correct colour, the windows looked pretty good. Once I vacuumed and mopped for the second time in one week (and the nanny did it once as well), dusted everything, , moved some of the furniture back., and painted some of the trim, everything started looking good. Our windows are fibreglass, triple-glazed (meaning 2 panes of glass), with a low-e coating, and they are gorgeous to boot! They are easy to open and there are no broken seals, so we can see out of all of the windows now! Our patio door is much easier to operate, too.
The house looked fine before. (see photo above) All of the trim was fairly light in colour. All we had changed in the last 5 years, since we bought the house, was the roof and the front door colour. The windows were original from the mid-60's, and they were starting to show their age.
Now the windows are a darker colour, and energy-efficient. The front door and garage doors are screaming to be re-painted, but the temperature is too cold, and it will probably be May before I can do it. Hopefully we can get the driveway re-asphalted, too.

3 comments:

Christine November 3, 2008 at 5:23 PM  

They are looking good! Good colour choice.

meddler November 3, 2008 at 8:58 PM  

And I quote: "All we had changed in the last 5 years, since we bought the house, was the roof and the front door colour."

Look at the picture - there is almost nothing else! The whole house is roof, with some door. The rest is almost exclusively brick, which to me seems like something unchangeable. No, I think you've changed pretty much everything there is.

Beth November 6, 2008 at 5:47 AM  

To defend myself, of the exterior things that can be changed - windows, doors, paint colours, garage doors, siding and roof, I have only changed windows, paint and roof!

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