We are about to get new windows! We had a few replaced last year, and this year most of the rest. Here’s a picture of one of the windows we’re replacing:
They work in terms of keeping out rain, and they’re not broken, but we really want something better. The windows are single pane glass with storm windows. The storm windows only had half-screens, though, so we couldn’t actually open our windows or bugs would get in. This was a major pain as we love to open our windows! Plus what if the power went out in the summer? It’d get awfully hot in the house if we couldn’t open the windows to get a breeze. Even if we wanted to deal with the bugs, some of the windows don’t stay open, they slide shut.
Plus, the windows weren’t very good at keeping out the heat or cold. This was increasing our power bills, and making some of the east-facing rooms uncomfortable.
Replacing windows is a major part of improving our homestead. We are really looking forward to opening our new windows, having them stay open, and keeping the bugs out. Being able to open them will help lessen our cooling costs, too, as we will be able to open the windows for a breeze instead of turning on the AC. Additionally, the new windows are a part of being prepared as they will allow us to stay cooler in the summer if we lose power, and if we lost power in the winter they will help keep in the heat.
We are really excited to have our new windows installed in just a few weeks!