Steve and the Three Little Storm Windows
Tammy’s father has been busy restoring the window frames and re-glazing the glass panes. Now that he is nearly finished, Steve has started shopping for storms windows downstairs, nineteen windows in total! Fourteen windows are about the same size, originally handmade. While the measurements are the same, buying storm windows is tricky. The settling of the house means that the windows are slightly skewed, all in different ways.
Trying to fit storm windows is like Goldilocks in search of the right bed. Steve special ordered one from Lowes as a test, but it was too large. Fortunately, the window arrived cracked. Steve hauled it home just for a test before returning it for a replacement. We are glad he did because it was too big! He ordered another sample window, and, unbelievably, the second one was too small! Caulking will plug any gaps between the window and skewed frame, but there is still a slight gap at bottom of this storm window. It is not perfect, but will be much better than nothing at all. Now that Steve has the measurements that are “just right,” he is putting in an order for thirteen windows of that size.
The window we ordered, pictured above, is a Comfort-Bilt (Millwork Division) Double-Hung, three-track aluminum storm window.