Friday, June 17, 2016

Windows and Doors

Our next big project is to replace the windows and doors!  This has gone hand in hand with the framing and subfloor project TJ's been working on.  Our plan was to replace every window in the house with new double paned vinyl windows.  Just about all of the windows in the house have been leaking and we definitely need to solve that problem before we put in new frame, drywall and siding. 
But here's one of the things I'm most excited about, our new sliding glass door out to the back porch and yard!

Since the old back door is now leading out to the addition, we decided a sliding glass door would be great.  We've heard bad things about putting these in mobile homes, but we decided we're going to take our chances on this one.  There used to be a window here so that's one less window we'll have to buy.  And the amount of light this will allow is very much needed.  This house was pretty dark before, especially in this back utility room area.  Now we'll need to find some windows to put in the addition, but this can be done later.

The front door was in such bad shape, it and the whole frame around it needed to be replaced and bad.

I love this new front door!  It allows just enough privacy but allows a little light in at the top.  I'm so excited to have a more sturdy door there, and once we put siding on the house the front will look super sharp!

We're really excited about our new windows.  Hopefully they'll last a reasonable amount of time and will help our electric bill in the process.  We had to go to a mobile home supply place to get these.  There's only 1 window in the house we will leave for now, and that's the small window in the master bath.  It hasn't leaked so for time and money's sake we'll probably just replace it later.        
Back of the house, windows in living room and spare bedroom

We relocated the living room window from right next to the front door to the left just a few feet.  We didn't want the window leading out to the porch for light and security reasons.  Once TJ cut the new window in he knew it was the right decision because of all the new light coming in. 


In the master bedroom there was only 1 large window, and we decided we'd rather have 2 small windows.  So this window will need to be cut out, then re-framed, and have the 2 new windows put in and cased.  Here is the inside before the new windows were put in. 

As soon as TJ cut out the windows he found more rot on the outside frame.  This window has definitely been leaking and he decided to go ahead and cut out all of the rot and re-frame that section while he was already in there.  Look at the huge hole in my house! The bottom picture shows the 2 new windows in and looking great.  Looks like we may be siding the house sooner rather than later!  I love our new doors and windows, our mobile home renovation is certainly moving along!  Next up is plumbing, electrical and cabling, Oh My!


  1. Our mobile home has fire damage from renters we had it. We are going to start gutting it any suggestions?

    1. Oh wow, where all is the damage? On gutting, we suggest you allow yourself enough time for demo. It takes the most amount of time because the panels are glued into the studs, and cleaning that glue off of the studs takes FOREVER. Make sure you have a decent grinder with at least a few blades (depending on how many studs you have to clean). Sounds like a big job! Let us know how it goes! And make sure you check out our earlier posts on demo, it may give you a preview of what you'all be dealing with.

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