Sunday, 23 April 2017

A week of windows

First we got all of the windows on the water side of the house installed…

all done

Then the skylights…

roofing done 1

And the big challenge, the upper windows on the west end of the house…

windows 2

Then we had to wait for more windows to arrive, and Brian had to get the roofing on the north side started before the skylights on that side could go in. Well, everything came together last week, and now we’ve got more windows and skylights :-) We started with the easy job, installing the skylight on the main roof.

Opening framed & flashed and ready to go…

skylight opening

Peek-a-boo Brian…

brian skylight


skylight done

Next came the bathroom skylight, which was a bit more challenging because there’s no floor underneath the section of the roof where the skylight goes. I used the winch to crank the skylight up from the inside of the house, and Brian guided it up the ladder outside.

Almost ready to go, just needs the flashing…

bath skylight framing

And it’s in!


bathroom skylight

Skylights are all done :-)


two front skylights

Next up, the two upper windows on the east side. The hardest part was getting them even and level.

end windows inside two

They look so tiny on the big wall!


end windows two

And then the window I’ve been the most excited about – the round window in the upstairs bathroom. This was another big challenge – it took about two hours to get this sucker installed. Like we did with the bathroom skylight, I hoisted the window up with a rope and Brian guided it up the ladder. It almost hit the deck on our first try, but luckily we got it up and in with no damage :-)

Bathroom and closet window openings prepped and ready to go…

front windows 1

Whew, got it in!

round window inside 2

round window outside

And finally, the window in the closet went in. This one didn’t take very long to out in, although getting it square took a while.

windows from front

A week’s worth of windows all in one picture :-)

all new windows

And now all of the second storey windows and skylights are in! And assuming our next window delivery arrives on schedule, the main floor windows will be finished soon too :-)

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    1. Thanks Susan :-) It's coming along slowly, but we're getting there!