I’m pretty much passing out. Here is a little timeline of our house’s history. Few things are more fun, and motivating, for me than to look back at progress. Especially when I think to myself… we’ve been here over four years. Only half the house is done (ish). But here’s the thing… we’ve made fantastic progress to the outside of the house in the last six months. We’ve focused our energy, money and gift cards there. I think our neighbors are thanking us. And we are definitely thanking Coastal Windows & Exteriors who did all the work installing the replacement windows and the one new construction windows this weekend in a lead-safe install.
We couldn’t even see out our windows when we moved in so we took out the bushes… it may be hard to believe but they were too spindly looking to just trim them substantially. So we lived like this for about four years. This was the absolute low point when the porch became so badly rotted and everything was totally dead.
So we put a front porch on and a window in the center. 🙂 When we started this project to install these windows with Coastal Windows & Exteriors we were really hoping that they would be willing to install a new construction window for us. It makes the outside of our house look so much more like what we envisioned when we moved in.
After Rocky, the fabulous installer, used the Dremel to make the cut-out for the window he and Steve, another one of the installers from Coastal Windows & Exteriors, started taking off all the clapboard. I took the shot from this angle so you could see their truck of tricks. 🙂 It was packed to the gills of everything they’d need to preform every job throughout the day. They set up their work station right on the street (we live on a dead end) where they could cut every board.
All the clapboard was off at this point and it was starting to be really obvious what it would look like with a window in that spot. It was really confirming that we made the right decision.
They pried off all the barn board and we were left with a pink insulation rectangle.
They pulled off the Tyvek and then cut through the drywall. Here is our first view of what the light filled closet will look like. 🙂
This space has always been a closet, which is probably why there never was a window in there, but it’s amazing to me how much more light it bring to the space. The closet doesn’t feel like a dark hole anymore… it just feels like a space that’s totally out of control now that we haven’t figured out how to reconfigure the closet.
The window was completely not framed in at this point. It was probably about 6:30pm at this point and the guys had been going since 8:30am. They were hard workers to fit our entire job in on one day!
The framed in the window with 2x4s and plywood so that the window would have a place to be secured to.
After the window framing was complete the guys did a little teamwork action and put the window into it’s frame.
Here she is all installed!
If you are a perfectionist you may think the upstairs window isn’t centered. It’s actually the front door. It’s nine inches to the right. We found this out when we were building the porch. We opted to correctly center the window in case we are able to move the door over at some point.
We are so grateful to Coastal Windows & Exteriors for the incredible work their team did installing this window. They were knowledgeable about a lead-safe removal and did a fantastic job installing the other four replacement windows as well. We would heartily recommend them to anyone wanting new or replacement windows (or roofing, doors or siding for that matter!). Because we’ve had a great experience with Coastal Windows & Exteriors we recommend downloading this Contractor Standards Guide that they’ve published. Coastal Windows & Exteriors has made it obvious to AJ and I that they know how to quickly and efficiently get a job done and they are offering tips in this guide for how to find contractors who have a similar high standard for the work they do. Click HERE to download this free guide. It has loads of useful info to help you to choose someone you will rave about in the future.
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