winter window woes…

winter window woes…

Taken on a warmer day when we loved our windows ;)

Taken on a warmer day when we loved our windows 😉

We’ve spent a lot of time working on our windows. A lot of time. They had all obviously been hurriedly installed and only benefitted from one coat of paint, which by the time we got round to dealing with them, was faded and flaking. Some were in a much better state than others, but all needed attention. The ones in the worst condition were the windows of The Well Room and our bedroom – these seem to get the most exposure to the sun in the summer, and then in the winter, take the full force of winds and rain. However, we have been working away on them, priming, undercoating, topcoating, siliconing and caulking. None of the windows had rubber seals, so this is being done to try and stop the draughts.

But the bane of our lives, window-wise, is the rain, as it’s still managing to get in. We had our builder out today to have a good look and basically they just haven’t been fitted. Look closely and it does look as if they have just been shoved into the gap. So, a whole new tranche of renovation work begins, to get them tip top. Given that they’ve never been looked after, they are all salvageable, bar one or two, but it’s just going to be another lengthy process. And it means that other things we wanted to do, are being put back. However, it’s just one of those things – we’ve bought an old house that hasn’t really been occupied for a long time and she just needs some TLC. And that means that the outdoor wiring and installation of uplights to light up the wall of ivy we’re attached to, is just going to have to wait. At the moment, I’d rather have the luxury of water-tight and draught-free windows. One day…

Bet rain doesn't get in *these* windows...

Bet rain doesn’t get in *these* windows…