I have serious things on my mind this morning. And not enough time to develop those thoughts into a post. So today...for your viewing pleasure...is the "after" of our living room window. (Ooops...already posted this...OK...here's a pic of the kitchen "after" as well.)
We were amazed that these two fellows could replace NINE windows (and one of them a large picture window as shown here) in a day and a half of work. They were meticulous and tidy. And when the job was finished I merely did a light vacuuming (they had already vacuumed using their shop vac before leaving each room) and the larger task of putting things back in order.
The old windows seemed sound. They were air tight...that is, we never experienced wind moving through them even on days of the worst blizzard. But they were single pane and anyone living in Iowa knows you need double panes to prevent heat loss through the glass.
Oh, we could have installed aluminum storms and been done with it. But we wanted windows that we could open...the old ones were "stuck" and every spring, in order to open a window in this room or that, we had to use a block of wood and a hammer to assist the cranking mechanisms.
We're pretty happy with this new energy saving addition to our house. And we're pretty happy with Jeff and Paul, the installers for a job well done.