Last winter, our patio door and front window leaked in quite a bit of cold air and had a lot of moisture damage and rot. Our heat bill and our chill factor said we need to replace these both before next winter.
So, here goes!
Nick worked with a rep from his office to get a custom size for the front living room window. We ended up going with vinyl for this one to cut costs, while still accomplishing a good looking window that seals well. We changed the layout of the panes because with the old one, the pane divider was right at eye-level as you sat on a couch to look out. (We like looking outside – and it blocked the street view!)
The patio door was in their “garage sale” pile for quite a discount as it was previously custom-ordered for someone, then turned down. It is not as big as our last one, but much sturdier and built well. Metal clad exterior and wood interior. I love it!
Front window and siding:
Just gotta throw in a pic of our garage sale bikes!
We had extra fiber-cement siding from the garage project to wrap it around up to the brick wall. Eventually – we’ll reside the whole house. But small bites at a time!
I’m really excited about the natural wood around the door! Nick cut the boards to make it ship-lapped. (Similar to a tongue and groove, but not quite.) The wood adds a lot of warmth to the entry along with updated numbers and a locking mailbox. Woohoo!
As for the patio door…lacking many pictures. We replaced this right after playing bball at the Big Sky State Games – we were all exhausted and starving for dinner!