May 23, 2009

Windows

DH will be spending the weekend working on fixing the six windows on our addition. He is correcting the bad work of our contractor (May the fleas of a thousand camels infest that man's armpits.).
The framing around the windows was put on in such a way as to allow bugs and the weather access to the edge of the windows themselves. It was also put on crooked and wonky. DH and I don't care much for crooked and wonky.
So, DH removed the framing and discovered something that really ticked us off. The contractor had put strips of OSB under the outer frame piece to bring it level with the window. A big no-no. If OSB gets wet, it swells.
DH removed it and put it where it belongs in regards to window applications.
DH is doing it correctly and is having to really finagle things to get them right. And Hardi-plank is very hard to saw through. Oh well - what else have we got to do this weekend? But after all is said and done, we'll have beautifully framed in windows that are weatherproof, not to mention straight and non-wonky.

1 comment:

Cindy F. said...

Ha! Love the flea comment!
Karma's a bitch....he'll get fleas and more;)

Tell dh good luck with those windows. We don't like crooked and wonky either!