Archive for December, 2010



Window and doors update, siding and snow arrives

Yesterday we had a sales rep for AccurateDorwin come out to the site to see first hand our window woes. He confirmed our findings and promised to set things straight. But as of today, still no official word.

In more positive news, two of the three doors have been installed. We now have a weather protected space to work while its 29 degrees outside. Too bad all the work is on the outside.

Speaking of outside, our siding has arrived. It’s all primed and ready to go in 20 foot long pieces of hemlock. And it’s just in time because we had our first snow yesterday.

We’re still waiting on the metal roof. It was suppose to be delivered last week.

On a final note, I met today with a solar PV installer from GroSolar to get an estimate. More on this when I get a quote from them, hopefully in the next day or so.

Window Woes

As we finished installing the windows Tuesday we started to notice some things that didn’t add up. In our initial review everything seemed to be correct. But upon closer inspection we noticed that the tempered glass unit (2 mulled casements) that was to be used in the bathroom only contained one tempered window, the other was not tempered. So I emailed the AccurateDorwin rep to say we were missing a tempered glass window.

Then we found that one of the larger units on the first floor (pictured above) had a tempered glass window. We had found our missing tempered glass casement. All the south-facing operative windows are the same size, so theoretically we should be able to swap them out. Then we found that the bathroom unit really is the bedroom unit, it has the special egress hinges. So essentially 3 of the window units (out of 14) were assembled somewhat randomly.

Disappointing. Now we’re waiting to see how their customer service responds. Stay tuned…


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