Window Replacement

Ugly Windows - My present living room windows in the front of my house.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
October 21, 2011 12:23pm CST
I have deicded to spend a large chunk of cash and replace all 14 windows in my house. the house was built in 1954 and most windows are the originals and are not very economical with serious drafts etc. This is my living room window. We are getting it replaced with what's called a triple slider. It will be all one window with sliding glass to let air in etc. Presently the windo is 3 seperate windows with drafts coming from all over. When was the last time you spent a large chunk of money on your home etc? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@peavey (16856)
• United States
22 Oct 11
My house is about the same age as yours. I bought it a little over 10 years ago and had all the windows replaced then. The windows it had were aluminum frame and leaked really bad. They had two window air conditioners that the next door neighbor said ran constantly during the summer. I would have hated to pay their electric bill. The windows were a big chunk of change, for sure, but they make all the difference in the world in comfort and how quiet the house is.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Oct 11
We bought this house 7 or 8 years ago knowing it was a fixer upper too. My a/c ran all the time as well. I had fans running too for circulating the cool air to other rooms. So my electric bill was outrageous as well as the heat bill. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@GardenGerty (101839)
• United States
24 Oct 11
Getting the windows done is a great first start. Now I need to find the change to do mine as well.
@peavey (16856)
• United States
24 Oct 11
@webeishere - I love your new avatar! @GardenGerty - I think getting the windows done saved me more money than anything else I did to this place, new furnace included. Seriously look into the dollars and cents of it.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
21 Oct 11
I added a whole room with an extra bathroom to the back of the house. I couldn't live with only one bathroom anymore.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Oct 11
Some owner awhile back added a room (dining room) but did not put insulation on the floor nor did they place a heat vent anywhere so my dining room gets VERY cold each winter. That's another project to be done down the line when the funds are available to us. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
24 Oct 11
at least you can put in portable heaters to make it almost livable...
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Oct 11
That's what I do. I also have one in dads bedroom so I can keep the temp set lower throughout the house to save on the heat bill. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@marguicha (100450)
• Chile
22 Oct 11
The big window, the terrace and the curtains - I am proud of my terrace as it´s all made by our hands, even the plant hanger.
My husband was a buit houses and we usually lived in better houses than what we normally could afford otherwise. He knew where to buy and I knew how to dress up the house. When we came to live to this house, we started with old windows as in a patchwork as we did not have money. But we preferred that to buying not so good windows. It proved a good ides: insulation pays off. I´m placing a picture of the living room window from the terrace. I made the terrace covers (the furniture was given to me by friends who were going to throw it away) and I also made the curtains with the most unexpensive fabric.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Oct 11
I like the living room window dressing. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@marguicha (100450)
• Chile
24 Oct 11
Thanks Bob.
@GardenGerty (101839)
• United States
21 Oct 11
Last year I had to have the water line redone. I had had it replaced about fifteen years ago, but at that time they were using what was called blue service pipe. Anyone who has that needs to get it replaced. It becomes brittle and breaks. It had leaks underground and we had a $400 water bill as well as spending around $800 for the work. I think you will enjoy your new windows and probably save a bunch of money as well. Maybe I will get new windows next year. It is a really good idea.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Oct 11
My house also is not up to code as far as electric goes. yet another very costly project that I can't afford right now. I still have the 2 prong outlets all over. Plus no vent for the stove and no vent/fan/electric outlet in the bathroom. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@GardenGerty (101839)
• United States
24 Oct 11
A big win at the casino would fix that, right?
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
21 Oct 11
We had ours done about 14 years ago, give or take a few and it was the same time my ex-brother-in-law did the work. (Info on that is on your other post about residing in case you haven't read it yet) Of course he had done half the windows and for some odd reason, the rest he left at his place and didn't install them until some guys from our church, (yes, I went to the same church my brother-in-law did) told him he needs to install them or bring them here so they could help us install them. So he did at least install the windows..
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Oct 11
Good deal. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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• United States
27 Oct 11
Thanks for the BR and congrats on your new windows..
22 Oct 11
i spent a reasonable chunk of money this week when i bought a new greenhouse for the garden, so that is outside the house really, but my original greenhouse is at least 25/30 years old. But inside the house, last year we decided to do up our kitchen, new sink, new blinds for the windows, new worktops. I live in a council house, (rented off the local authority) and they have to keep the houses in good repair. Just before christmas they wrote to us and said our kitchen was on the list to be redone. You can imagine my feelings, but we ended up with brand new units and flooring and i had to argue with them to keep my new double drainer sink but I was very upset about my lovely new worktops!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Oct 11
I'd love a green house due to the amouth of things I plant each year. I have the large yard for one but not the funds. I'd also love a water pond/garden too but..... LOL! Well, at least your kitchen looks better now. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
• United States
23 Oct 11
Again for some reason I can't see your pictures. But my house was built around '47 and still has the orig windows. We have not spent a large chunk since we bought the house. But we will be spending a great deal of money in spring on our plumbing if things work out rigt and then on to the rest of our laundry list of repairs and updates we had not been able to pay for. Things will get better when I can work more.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
23 Oct 11
We just spend a large chunk of money on new flooring in the kitchen. We had carpet in the kitchen now we have all new flooring. also got a new dishwasher, can't go without a dishwasher lol.
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@koneho12 (165)
• Philippines
22 Oct 11
My father won't spend a lot of money for the beautification of our house but my mother does. A little funny because sometimes they will quarrel for that reason. My father is still locked in old fashion but my mother is not. She is always updated to the trending styles of clothes and interior designs. Congratulation for the new set of windows.
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• United States
21 Oct 11
Yes sometimes you do have to spend a bit of cash to do the upgrades but the end results will be well worth it and you will be very pleased. I am currently in an apartment with old window also. We get a lot of cold drafts here but the landlord will not upgrade. We will eventually move but not buy here in the city. My boyfriend owns a home in Arkansas and he upgraded the windows there about 3 years ago. His mother is staying in his house there and his sister also. We went for a visit this last summer and they are upcoming all very nicely.
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• United States
27 Apr 12
um..probably when the chimney,furnace,and water heater all had to be replaced at once.the chimney re-do alone was $11,000. what can you do if it has to be done tho.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
14 Nov 11
I hope you are really enjoying your new windows. It's been a couple of years since I spent a wad. Last year I had some little things done like a new back door...new garage doors....and new front steps. Not a big wad but some spendy improvements.