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So in Calif we are in a total drought mode, been dry as a bone, well it pours on Sunday the day before we are to have our sunroom windows demo'ed.
Luckily it was clear and dry, yet a bit chilly Monday when they came to pull off the windows. Well luck didn't hold, they found mucho water damage (no surprise there) and the whole little wall that holds up the window insert needs to be rebuilt. So work came to a halt yesterday and today,(hopefully) they will demo that and start to rebuild it up. Meanwhile they are predicting rain Thursday :-(. Anyway, all we have covering this gaping hole is this thin piece of plastic....did I sleep well last night????

Here are a few pics, most are with the cell phone so sorry for quality.

Heres a quick before, then some afters.

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Posts: 2826 | Location: Central California Coast | Registered: Mar 16, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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thin plastic between me and who knows....

 
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Crossing my fingers they are wrong about the weather report (they usually are).

What are you replacing the curved window with?
 
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Always, we are doing a similar insert only no curve. The curve is made out of plexiglass, which something we didn't want. So instead they are making it square with transome windows on top and sliding windows below.
I am keeping my fingers crossed with the weather, hoping by Thursday they will have the windows up and just be doing the finishing work inside.
Keep you posted on progress!
 
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as bad as the drought is, I'd be torn...to me that plastic doesn't look sturdy enough...we buy plastic every winter at least 10mil thick (we wrap the structure over fish pond)
 
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Good luck with your window! I know you guys desperately need rain out there, but the timing couldn't have been worse!!


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Sjf- I thought the same thing about the plastic!!! It all worked out last night-I haven't been home to check on progress yet.

Wanda-they wanted to start last Thursday-but with the possibility of rain we figured they wouldn't work the weekend...so after Sundays downpour- so glad we postponed till Monday!
 
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Hope the weather hold out for ya.

It took me a minute to figure out what I was looking at, but what are they going to do with the area that used to be where the curve was? Is that area going to be outside when they're done?


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Bella, the best way I can explain it is, they will extend the roofline and inside ceiling till it vertically matches with the bottom wall then slide in the windows therefore totally alleviating the round curve, creating a wall of windows. The house profile will now be square.

Today they demo'ed the bottom wall and rebuilt it and tomorrow they will hopefully extend the roof and ceiling and insert the windows....

 
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Gotcha. Love your sunroom! It's going to be even more fab when it's finished.


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Another Californian checking in. I am northern CA, just above SF, and we are to get rain tomorrow (Wednesday and maybe Thursday). The weather people are calling for a change for MORE rain over the weekend.

It is so bad here, that Santa Rosa needs close to 20 inches of rain just to reach normal. Frown


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Forgot to add I can't wait to see the finished room. Smile


Cathy


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Hey Catie, thanks! I hope you get a good dose of the wet stuff. Just watched the news and it looks like 60% chance on Thursday for us on the central coast-they better kick it into high gear tomorrow!!!
 
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Great project! Can't wait to see it finished, and I am sure you feel the same!

Thanks for sharing with us!
 
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Well they worked like dogs today and got the wall done and windows installed. Tomorrow they will work inside on trim and then Friday finish up on the outside.

Very happy with the results.

Heres a couple of update pics

 
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heres an outside

 
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That is a beautiful improvement!!!
 
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BIG improvement! The room is going to look fabulous, heck it already does! Smile


Cathy


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It's wonderful! I think the transoms are much nicer. The new roof configuration should take care of potential rot problems too. Great job by all!


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Thanks all, very happy with the results so far.....

So the good news is they got the windows in yesterday, because today the sky opened up and it has been pouring!

The bad news is one of they guys cut his finger pretty bad on the job here and they spent most of the morning in the ER getting him stitched up :-(.

So because the remaining work inside needs two people, they will be back tomorrow with another guy to help out.

The other bright spot is with all this rain theres been no leaks, yeah!

Hopefully tomorrow I'll have the final reveal.
 
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It looks great Annie. Such a big improvement Smile
 
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WOW, looks so CLEAN AND NEW!!! Smile
 
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I love what's being done with this new window design. It's going to be your favorite room in your home. Please keep us posted as it's completed.
 
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Looking good Annie!


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Finally we are done, very happy with the finished job.

Now I have to work on recovering the cushions and the chairs....

Thank you all for following along :-)

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Wow! Love the redo!
 
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Looks fantastic!
 
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What an awesome room! Have fun playing with the décor! Can't wait to see what you do. Nice project.
 
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The windows came out fab. I love that space. The nook in the corner would be my "eyebrow" plucking area. I'm getting to that age where I need bright light for that task ;-)

Enjoy your space.
 
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Turned out GREAT! It's amazing how a change in the color of the windows alone made it all seem much brighter. Love the new transoms!


Christie
 
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Oooh, I love your room with the wall of windows, sure does bring the outdoors in!
 
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Oh WOW....VERY nice!!!!


Cathy


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Absolutely gorgeous - well worth the money!!!
 
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Great update!


Lucky

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We start every day in this room enjoying our coffee and we are even blown away with how bright and clean it feels. The old windows were so etched and those honey comb shades were disgusting! Not sad to see them go at all!!
 
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annielinz,
AWESOME! I know you are ENJOYING every minute in there! I can just feel the JOY In your voice, and NO LEAKS is such a good thing!

Too bad one guy got hurt... so professional to send someone who could help finish the job!

Sit back and ENJOY! Really came out beautiful!
 
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This turned out great! Love your wall of windows. The more substantial window frames give your sunroom a more permanent and substantial look (if that makes sense). I'm sure you will enjoy the room more now.
 
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