|A new frame, paint, and glazing and this window is ready for another 100 years|
Now the common wisdom is to put glass block in old houses for security but its not "period". My neighbor across the street has to remove one of his basement windows due to utility changes and he offered it to me . Of course I jumped at the chance. The window itself is the same size as my old window . However the surround frame was larger and thicker than mine so I decided to restore the window and build a new surround. Cutting the stone basement was was not an option as its 24 inches thick! The restored window will be installed and privacy film put on the window so people cant see in and then a glass block window will be installed behind it for security. This window will be a fixed unopenable window.
The restored window and frame are now ready for install and I will cover that in a future blogpost..