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we replaced all the old windows

we replaced all the old windows

All the windows were basically inoperable whether they were aluminum or the old original wood ones.  Some were simply storms, from a once complete set.  We decided to replace all the windows with brand new Wood Marvin windows.  They had a wood exterior and could be painted.  I had already started sketching the color schemes for the new paint job we would do and knew the windows would be some kind of dark red or orange.  Otherwise we would have bought a metal exterior window, which is tougher under constant rain conditions.  The windows took a while to figure out, size wise, as the old openings did not match the standard size windows available.  We worked with a local Door and Window company that specializes in vintage and antique houses.  The windows took about 2 months total to order and install.  Then another month to get them trimmed inside and out.  We had all the trim hand milled at a local wood shop, in trying to replicate the original from what was available as evidence on the ext shadows.  The interior window trim was brittle and caked with layers of paint and we made the decision to replace it as well.  The wood shop had a knife profile that pretty closely matched ours so we saved a few hundred dollars by not having to cut a new knife.

here are the new Marvin windows installed

here are the new Marvin windows installed

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