One of the things I’ve got to finish up before Winter rolls around is the window replacement in the log cabin room. I’ve already done the wood stove installation and now I’m going to tackle the windows. Basically, I’d like to get everything done that I couldn’t do while there was six feet of snow on the ground. While the room still needs insulation, sheetrock, a floor and a whole bunch of trim, I can do that mid-Winter if I wanted to. I just can’t put a ladder up against the house with those piles of snow that I pulled off the roof. Nor do I want to.
The brand of window I’m going to purchase is “Spencer Walcott” a Mathews Brothers Family Product. I’m going to buy them from Campbell’s Building Supply over in Madison. I think the windows are made in Maine as well.
I was in the building supply center last week and while I was there, I asked to see the windows in the warehouse. They agreed to me inspecting the quality and had one of the guys in back walk me over to their stock. He showed me what I wanted to see and then informed me that the replacement windows are more expensive than the new construction because they’ve got to special order them. I can use either in this case, so I think I’ll go with the new construction. It’s either screw the vinyl to the siding of the house or rest the window in the frame and foam seal it in place. Doesn’t matter which route I take – both will be air tight when I’m finished with the project. Trust me, they’ll be air tight.
The size in need is around 34″x48″. I’m probably going to go with 32″x48″ because I like the wiggle room for more insulation. And the smaller the window volume, more likely the cheaper as well.
I just went outside and took some before pictures of the back of the log cabin room and then a few shots of the window frame after I removed the outer trim. Looks simple enough. I’ll update this site after I get the new windows in hand and start the project in earnest.