Author Topic: Saved somewhere between 1000-1500 or more by installing window  (Read 627 times)

MrSal

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Saved somewhere between 1000-1500 or more by installing window
« on: January 05, 2019, 02:55:45 PM »
Super proud of final result!

My wife and friends they said the window looks super fancy now and looks like a million bucks!!

I have a bay window and one of the storm windows was broken and condensing a lot... to the point the sill was showing symptoms of rotting. I bought a double insulated glass panel gas filled and sealed thinking I could just take the old glass from the sash and install the new IGU in place. My idea was to use then 1x1 pieces to make a frame on both sides and act as stoppers.

It looks great! I ended up doing all panels.

Here's the old window (I believe the panes are original to the house... 1950-1960)



During installation:

I used a 1/4 or 1/2 foam holders at the bottom to place the window. I used butyl tape on the edges of the window and pressed against the stoppers that I framed around the old cavities.



Also used the caulk saver foam around the perimeter of window.

How it looks up close:



After I was done it look good, but it was only after I caulked all the corners to conceal the little crack lines of the wood joints it made everything look like premium!







Looks awesome... no more condensation and for a 9 ft x 5 window .. it ended up costing about $500 ... plus of course the time of me building the frames and putting the panels in place. About 6 hours total! Plus, I got to keep the original wood which is much better than vinyl, on the window frame!

No idea how much this would be, but a cheap bay window at Lowes this same size was 1300$ and probably not as good, plus labour, So I am guessing at least 1000$ saved... and it was fun and educating!
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Re: Saved somewhere between 1000-1500 or more by installing window
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 05:13:02 PM »
Looks fab. Congrats!

MrSal

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Re: Saved somewhere between 1000-1500 or more by installing window
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 11:02:24 AM »
Yup thanks. It looks great. Just needs painting now :)