We have a ship date on our Alpen order of windows and doors! They are due Monday the 30th of March. That is just a week later than the original estimate. The installers are set to start on April 1st. Happy April Fools!
So we are getting ready by removing the trim from the rear windows as well as those in the slab part of the house. We also had to dig out the retaining walls for the north bedroom egress window. That one had some pretty bad rot on one corner where the wood sill was in contact with the ground.
The window is now fully accessible from both inside and outside–hopefully the replacement will go smoothly.
We also removed the trombe walls at the front of the house. Most of the trim was held on by screws and it was a reasonably simple job to removed the screws and gently remove the glass. One piece of glass under the window in this photo was gone when we bought the house. Now we have to find out how best to reapply the glass and seal it to create a better trombe wall. This is an old photo from 2012 when we were removing a tree that shaded the wall.