we're getting new windows...FINALLY!
after so much contemplation and worrying, it's hard to believe we finally signed a contract.
we decided to go with pella's architect series.
we ordered double-hung windows for the whole house and added full grilles on the front-facing windows. i'd love to put full grilles on all of them, but it's just not in the budget.
i was set on having grilles at least on the front-facing windows to keep with the colonial style of the house. we ordered spoon-style locks instead of the standard hardware for this reason as well.
this guy in the front room is going to become a giant picture window, instead of being divided into three panes of glass.
pella is unable to install authentic grilles in the octagon window in our master due to its nonstandard shape...and we didn't care for the between-the-panes simulated grille.
...so this window will be undivided glass as well.
none of the companies we got estimates from did glass-block windows -- we'll have to order those from a separate company if we just want to replace them.
if we decide we want regular windows instead of glass blocks, we would have to hire a construction crew to remove the blocks and make the window openings, then the window company would come out just to install the new window.
we signed the contract, but we still need to schedule the project, which should take 1-2 days. the pella guy estimated installation in about four to five weeks.
psst! see the new windows here!