Thursday, March 18, 2010
Remember Palladin...Have gun will travel???
The problem has not been resolved as yet, but the estimates for correction should be here soon. Seems like bad maintenance was to blame... Lack of sufficient caulking was allowing some wind- driven rain to penetrate the frame and get inside the wall. Apparently this has been ongoing for some time which has caused some rot. Woe is me!!! The replacement window plus the window frame/sill have to be removed, probably the insulation as well and hopefully no mold has grown in the wall cavity and then the new window etc will be installed, new clapboards, sheathing if needed...oh my...has to be installed. This will cost more than my new hardwood floor ( luckily that is already paid for)!!
I think I need to go to Lowes and buy a lot of caulk ( and not the cheap stuff which my carpenter says is really only good for a couple of years). Why don't they make exterior caulk in the aerosol cans??? So much easier to deal with than a clumsy caulk gun.
Peeved in Plainville,