Saturday, October 24, 2009

Windows on Wolf Street

Part one of our front-of-house restoration took place last year, with the installation of a new door and the renovation of the frame surrounding it. Now we move on to part two, which involves new windows for the front of the house, along with the restoration of the original wooden window frames and the tin cornice along the top of the house.

Rob is back on board for this project (he installed the front door), and the other day he removed all the aluminum flashing to reveal the original, ornate wooden trim that has been covered up since at least sometime in the 1970s, when the current replacement windows were installed.

As you can see, they're still intact for the most part. Rob added a coat of primer to protect them until the parts that need fortifying or rebuilding can be taken care of - that should be happening over the next week or so. Rob's trying to get as much cosmetic stuff done ahead of time so that when the windows arrive, he'll be able to pop them right in.