Posted by: Scott McCullough | August 20, 2012

Windows Ordered

Our window order is officially in. After going back and forth between different window and door manufacturers, we decided to go ahead with Loewen Windows.  In approximately six weeks we should have our windows and doors delivered to the site.

Last year we had Thermotech, Fibertec, and Serious price our window package.  For a number of reasons we were strongly considering Serious for their impressive energy efficiency statistics and reasonable pricing.  Our two hesitations with Serious included the fact that they could not manufacture our doors, and the film they use for their third window pane is a fairly new and untested method.  After contacting our local Loewen rep in White River Junction, we were surprised to find that Loewen would be in our price range as well.  It turns out this summer they are offering lowered pricing on their triple pane windows.  Loewens windows and doors are made of fir, with an aluminum clad exterior, with triple pane units made with three panes of glass.

We made some progress on the house too.  The roof is sheathing is finished with its Zip R-Sheathing and Zip tape.  The timber frame walls are about 2/3 covered with pine, unfortunately we have to wait for another delivery of material to finish.

Even though the outside is far from being finished, with the pine on the interior the walls are finished in most spaces.  With the roof on our to do list has exploded, but for now we are concentrating on getting the shell tight.

This weekend included making plywood window boxes that will attach to the exterior the pine boards.  We can then install the insulation and sheathing up to each opening.

By the end of the day on Monday all of the window boxes were made.  This week and next weekend we can hang them.


The hemlock lumber that we had leftover from milling the timber frame was moved and stacked by some much appreciated help from family.


Our roof strapping that we got on discount had to be spread out and bleached to remove the mold.



  1. You are making wonderful progress! The wall boards look great!

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