Virginia Cavaliers Shattered Auto Rear Window Decal

Virginia Cavaliers Shattered Auto Rear Window Decal

  • One Shattered Rear Window Decal
  • Perforated Vinyl Window Graphic (Not a Sticker or Window Cling)
  • Reduces Harmful UV Rays up to 75%
  • One-Way Vision Technology
  • Cools Interior Temperature and Protects Interior from Sun Damage

NCAA Virginia Cavaliers Shattered Auto Rear Window Decal

List Price: $ 99.99

Price: $ 85.05

tree, side yard (largest) – 91 – after 3 major cuts ($500) (also main room window now painted) – IMG_3080 (20110614)

tree, side yard (largest) – 91 – after 3 major cuts (0) (also main room window now painted) – IMG_3080 (20110614)
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Three *major* tree cuts (0) done, after Farmers and Progressive/Homesite told us trees can’t touch our roof. After we did this work, they changed their tune to "trees can’t be OVER the roof". I don’t think that should be legal to tell the customer they have to make certain specific changes, then turn around and say those exact specific changes were no good. FUCK PROGRESSIVE. FUCK HOMESITE. FUCK FARMERS. DO NOT USE THEM.

This is also a good "after" pic of the now-painted main room window sill. The gutter has not yet been repaired in this picture.

Note the condition of the shingles. Progressive insurance (Homesite insurance) dropped our insurance giving us a list of reasons. We fixed the items on that list. They then dropped us a 2nd time for new reasons not included in the first list, including "curling shingles" on my roof. The shingles certainly aren’t perfect, but do these look like something that’s going to fly off my roof and cost an insurance company a lotof money? Of course, we survived Hurricane Irene AND the post-Irene flood storms JUST FINE … With zero water in our house. Progressive did not even cite our roof the first time they dropped us. Quite simply, Progressive Insurance/Homesite insurance are ASSHOLES. The roof sure as hell does not need to be re-done if it is functioning just fine. Plus, I just patched it with roof cement to strengthen it up even more! Be smart. Stay away from Progressive. Their low prices aren’t worth it. The State Corporation Commission has been notified, but since Virginia is a Republican state, our regulatory agencies barely have any teeth.

Also since then, additional gutter guards have been deployed, and they are uniformly and 100% covering the front gutters at least. Had to cut some into custom-sized pieces to get full coverage.

In case you’re wondering how a gutter gets damaged: www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/4481727978/ … Yes, it’s all you people who keep wishing for snows’ fault. Also, here’s a picture of how bent up our front-right gutter was: www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/3596132314/

Homesite insurance, Progressive insurance, gutter, gutter guards, house maintenance, tree, tree cuts, tree removal, window.
Homesite insurance sucks. Homesite sucks. Progressive insurance sucks. Progressive sucks. after painting.

side yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

June 14, 2011.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: So our homeowners insurance (Farmers) canceled our policy due to having peeling paint on our window sills, and tree branches touching our roof (among other things). So we switched to Progressive and they dropped us for the same reasons. So we renewed our Progressive policy, had 0 of tree work done, and rectified most of the list they gave us. Progressive dropped us a 2nd time for new reasons, including changing the tree requirements from "no branches touching your roof" to "no branches over your roof at all", so even after following their specific advice regarding the trees, they still canceled our policy again. It’s simply not possible to satisfy Progressive when they give different reasons the second time around. Most of the reasons used by Progressive to drop us the 2nd time were never given the 1st time, even though those conditions were present then as well! PROGRESSIVE SUCKS AND IS NOT WORTH IT. INCONSISTENT! And then they try to bill you after you cancel them! Anyway, we paid The Care Of Trees 0 — the cheapest of the 15+ companies I contacted — to do 3 major cuts (0) and remove the pine tree behind our addition (0). I also bought a 0 pole saw (basically chainsaw on the end of a 10 foot pole) to handle the smaller trees (i.e. the cases where it’s possible to do it yourself).

window, living room picture window – 33 – full view – unpaint’d roof edge – Lemonjello, Oranjello – IMG_3684 (20111014)

window, living room picture window – 33 – full view – unpaint’d roof edge – Lemonjello, Oranjello – IMG_3684 (20111014)
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The "utility side" of our house, with all its glorious wires. I mainly took this picture to illustrate the soffit/roof edge on this side of the house. It remains unpainted, because all those wires are dangerous, and I don’t feel like painting inches away from a live electrical wire. You can see the grey I painted on the very edges — as far as my arms could reach from the corner — but at no point was any ladder ever rested against this wall. And that side of the roof is pretty scary compared to the middle of the roof. So that part doesn’t get painted.

Who was the moron who used bright orange wires outside? Daniel M. Lopez’s idiotic underlings at Virginia Design Builders, who were no longer licensed after fucking our job up, missing the contract deadline, the new deadline, and the deadline after that, and getting fined by the state. Watch out for any Hispanic construction companies operating out of Laurel, MD that employ anyone with the name Lopez, because from what I could gather, his children are continuing his legacy of idiocy. If they are as retarded as the monkeys who took over 3 years to perform a 3 month addition contract, then they are probably still screwing people to this day. These people took 40 man hours to install a new heating unit! (I’ve asked around, and most non-retarded non-monkeys say it’s a one day job.) I had an "inspection passed" sticker placed on a circuit breaker box that had never been inspected. Daniel M. Lopez was arrested for theft of subcontractor funds, and I visited the police to talk to them bout him. I wonder how the 0K lawsuit against Daniel M. Lopez (from other people who claimed to us on the phone that they were tricked into buying OUR construction materials) is doing. Hopefully he lost and faced bankruptcy, but I doubt it. I’d love to protest at Lopez’s funeral, likeWestboro Baptist Church does. Only my protest would not be based on his lifestyle choice and my hate of it due to an imaginary sky fairy, but based on him bringing actual misery and massive financial damage, unhappiness, and marital problems to many couples — some of which I’ve spoken with at length about him. If this comment sounds racist, well — situations like these are what cause people to be racist. And it’s not like the workers in my house didn’t make it a point to tell me they didn’t like black people (my brother in law at the time was black, but it’s offensive to hear whether or not I have black family). And another screwed subcontractor came to my house yelling, "I thought I could trust him because he was Mexican! But he’s a fucking Indian!" (My builder was Mexican Native American.) What the fuck! You’re a minority; learn that it sucks and don’t foist that same suckage and judgment on others. Sorry. Got on a little side-rant about race, because I can just imagine how this caption might be interpreted negatively by some people (esp if you’re Hispanic–sorry). I call the people who worked on my house retarded monkeys not because of their race, but because they were uneducated idiots who screwed every possible thing up — like installing a thermostat so high Carolyn couldn’t see the display, having a floor made out of pieces of wood that were fucking trapezoids and shit that makes no sense, bringing a tractor-trailer-sized dumpster of other people’s trash from other jobs and leaving it in our driveway until we called a tow company, creating a roof that makes it so that when it rains, it rains inside, etc, etc, etc, etc.

So yeah, that orange wire makes me pretty angry. Use some fucking common sense. The west side of my house is ugly enough without making it worse.

Lemonjello the cat, Oranjello the cat, attic vent, bricks, gutters, house maintenance, living room window, soffit, well, wires.

roof, side yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

October 14, 2011.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: So our homeowners insurance (Farmers) got dropped due to having peeling paint on our window sills (among other things). Weak. It was a LOT of work AND money for us to repaint all our sills. Wood windows SUCK!! Modern vinyl windows are MAINTANENCE-FREE!! Wood windows… You gotta re-glaze the panes when they fall out, and then the wood itself is always going to slowly rot away. We already had our cats knock a pane out, so we already had glazing compound for pane repairs. This came in handy when we painted our various window sills, as some also needed glazing compound.

So the largest window in our house — actually 3 windows — was a major pain, and one of the few single-pane windows in the house. It would leak heat/cold in the summer/winter, and looked really bad compared to the new siding we had installed 6 or so years ago. So we decided to go ahead and replace just this window (actually 3 separate windows). Man was it expensive! ,350! Thompson Creek had the best pitch and data, whereas Home Depot required up front for an appointment they never showed up for and a list of 4 phone numbers to escalate (all 4 failed). So we had Thompson Creek do it of course! They did it, said they did it wrong, made us wait a month while making a new window (pro: they are all custom-made just for you; con: they are all custom-made, so a screw-up requires waiting for a new one to be made), then installed the new window, and finally everything was good and we were satisfied.

It was just kind of a pain because it cost so much money and had our living room in disarray for so many months, and the whole insurance basis for the situation was pretty bullshitty in the first place. We’re not going to make a property damage claim due to moisture that occurs because our paint was peeling! Ridiculous…

window, bathroom (large) – scraping started (20110527) (IMG_3062) (Worst Window In All Of Scotland warning)

window, bathroom (large) – scraping started (20110527) (IMG_3062) (Worst Window In All Of Scotland warning)
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Right after we started scraping off the old paint. At some point around 2005 I had some waterproofing spray I was trying to use up, which I sprayed on the paint here to make it last longer. It turned it yellow, haha. Not the right way to do things. So good to get this repainted anyway.

This window is barely even a real window! The inner window is a low-grade single-pane aluminum window, bit the outer pane is just a sheet of plastic screwed into the wooden window pane!. Not airtight! Not a window! Not glass! No R-Value! Not anything! I had sprayed Great Stuff in there years ago. Looks like ass but probably helped with the seal a bit.

We’re waiting for the sill on this window to finish rotting out. This window is one of the top 2 windows in the house up for future replacement. Always has been. It’s rotting on the inside too — often times during a shower some window will will fall into the water. There’s an exposed nail inside. It’s the worst condition window in the house. But of course, the longer we wait to replace it, the less money we have to spend right now 🙂

When I painted it, I actually painted margin around the edge of the plastic itself so as to obscure the ugly Great Stuff.

scraping.
ADT sticker, Secured by ADT sticker, bathroom window, camera, house maintenance, peeling paint, window.
before painting.

front yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

May 27, 2011.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: So our homeowners insurance (Farmers) got dropped due to having peeling paint on our window sills (among other things). Weak. It was a LOT of work AND money for us to repaint all our sills. Wood windows SUCK!! Modern vinyl windows are MAINTANENCE-FREE!! Wood windows… You gotta re-glaze the panes when they fall out, and then the wood itself is always going to slowly rot away. We already had our cats knock a pane out, so we already had glazing compound for pane repairs. This came in handy when we painted our various window sills, as some also needed glazing compound.

It was quite a pain, because it cost so much money and had our living room in disarray for so many months, and the whole insurance basis for the situation was pretty bullshitty in the first place. We’re not going to make a property damage claim due to moisture that occurs because our paint was peeling! Ridiculous…

Bathroom window before painting: www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/4531380523/

window, living room (rear) – from outside – IMG_3685 (20111014)

window, living room (rear) – from outside – IMG_3685 (20111014)
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Our rear living room window, now repainted, from the outside. The only true single-pane window left in the house; this one would be over 00 to replace thanks to government building codes requiring much more expensive tempered glass to be used, because this window is over stairs and could hurt someone on the stairs when it breaks. So government safety regulations actually made it so expensive to replace that we changed our mind and didn’t — actually making things less safe and less energy efficient. This is how government regulation often has the opposite effect, and is not a magic answer to all societal problems.

Oops, painted this window shut too.

Sacrificial boards are used a lot in my house. I guess it’s an "old wood window thing". I paid a good + for another piece of crown moulding to put over the sill. The idea is that the sacrificial wood rots before the actual sill. In this window’s case, the old sacrificial board was so rotten you could rip it off the nails and into pieces with your pinky finger. The sill itself was rotted out too. I spent a week or two building it up with successive layers of Elmer’s wood filler. It kept raining on my wood filler and I’d have to start over! Eventually, though, it was built up enough to be flat enough to nail a NEW sacrificial board to. Hopefully this is the last paint job this sill will ever need. At some point in the future when we have more disposable income, we’ll replace this window. (We need about ,000 in new windows, so it’s going to be awhile…)

You can also see the chimney to our old boiler. I actually had an ex-friend argue with me in the past about whether that that’s what this was. Not sure why people think I don’t know my own house. This chimney once tried to kill me by being blocked up and filling the house with diesel fumes. Fortunately the smoke was thick enough to break the laser on our cd player, turning the music off so that I was able to hear the carbon monoxide alarm. I was sleeping in the basement. Carolyn was upstairs. I probably would have left her a widow if that alarm hadn’t gone off. We don’t use a boiler or CD players anymore. Heat pumps are way safer in terms of CO2.

You can also see the soffit damage due to raccoons, as well as some leftover rope from the "roof tarp years". That rope came in handy when painting!

The gutters for this part of the house rotted off. Estimate for just that one ~6-foot section of gutter to be replaced? 0! Ouch! The parts are less than 0! I’ve seen gutter crimpers in use. It shouldn’t cost THAT much. I think if I just had "a guy" come do it, instead of a licensed business — that it would be way cheaper.

boiler chimney, house maintenance, living room window, raccoon damage, sacrificial board, soffit.

back yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

October 14, 2011.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: So our homeowners insurance (Farmers) got dropped due to having peeling paint on our window sills (among other things). Weak. It was a LOT of work AND money for us to repaint all our sills. Wood windows SUCK!! Modern vinyl windows are MAINTANENCE-FREE!! Wood windows… You gotta re-glaze the panes when they fall out, and then the wood itself is always going to slowly rot away. We already had our cats knock a pane out, so we already had glazing compound for pane repairs. This came in handy when we painted our various window sills, as some also needed glazing compound.

It was quite a pain because it cost so much money and had our living room in disarray for so many months, and the whole insurance basis for the situation was pretty bullshitty in the first place. We’re not going to make a property damage claim due to moisture that occurs because our windows let in moisture because their paint was peeling! Ridiculous… Is paint really all that’s holding us back from having property damage through our windows? I DON’T THINK SO, as no moisture was getting in prior to repainting. Just total hassling from Farmers *AND* Progressive Insurance. NationWide, however, appears to finally be on my side.

window, living room (rear) – from outside – IMG_3687 (20111014)

window, living room (rear) – from outside – IMG_3687 (20111014)
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Our rear living room window, now repainted, from the outside. The only true single-pane window left in the house; this one would be over 00 to replace thanks to government building codes requiring much more expensive tempered glass to be used, because this window is over stairs and could hurt someone on the stairs when it breaks. So government safety regulations actually made it so expensive to replace that we changed our mind and didn’t — actually making things less safe and less energy efficient. This is how government regulation often has the opposite effect, and is not a magic answer to all societal problems.

Oops, painted this window shut too.

Sacrificial boards are used a lot in my house. I guess it’s an "old wood window thing". I paid a good + for another piece of crown moulding to put over the sill. The idea is that the sacrificial wood rots before the actual sill. In this window’s case, the old sacrificial board was so rotten you could rip it off the nails and into pieces with your pinky finger. The sill itself was rotted out too. I spent a week or two building it up with successive layers of Elmer’s wood filler. It kept raining on my wood filler and I’d have to start over! Eventually, though, it was built up enough to be flat enough to nail a NEW sacrificial board to. Hopefully this is the last paint job this sill will ever need. At some point in the future when we have more disposable income, we’ll replace this window. (We need about ,000 in new windows, so it’s going to be awhile…)

You can also see the chimney to our old boiler. I actually had an ex-friend argue with me in the past about whether that that’s what this was. Not sure why people think I don’t know my own house. This chimney once tried to kill me by being blocked up and filling the house with diesel fumes. Fortunately the smoke was thick enough to break the laser on our cd player, turning the music off so that I was able to hear the carbon monoxide alarm. I was sleeping in the basement. Carolyn was upstairs. I probably would have left her a widow if that alarm hadn’t gone off. We don’t use a boiler or CD players anymore. Heat pumps are way safer in terms of CO2.

You can also see the soffit damage due to raccoons, as well as some leftover rope from the "roof tarp years". That rope came in handy when painting!

The gutters for this part of the house rotted off. Estimate for just that one ~6-foot section of gutter to be replaced? 0! Ouch! The parts are less than 0! I’ve seen gutter crimpers in use. It shouldn’t cost THAT much. I think if I just had "a guy" come do it, instead of a licensed business — that it would be way cheaper.

boiler chimney, house maintenance, living room window, raccoon damage, sacrificial board, soffit.

back yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

October 14, 2011.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: So our homeowners insurance (Farmers) got dropped due to having peeling paint on our window sills (among other things). Weak. It was a LOT of work AND money for us to repaint all our sills. Wood windows SUCK!! Modern vinyl windows are MAINTANENCE-FREE!! Wood windows… You gotta re-glaze the panes when they fall out, and then the wood itself is always going to slowly rot away. We already had our cats knock a pane out, so we already had glazing compound for pane repairs. This came in handy when we painted our various window sills, as some also needed glazing compound.

It was quite a pain because it cost so much money and had our living room in disarray for so many months, and the whole insurance basis for the situation was pretty bullshitty in the first place. We’re not going to make a property damage claim due to moisture that occurs because our windows let in moisture because their paint was peeling! Ridiculous… Is paint really all that’s holding us back from having property damage through our windows? I DON’T THINK SO, as no moisture was getting in prior to repainting. Just total hassling from Farmers *AND* Progressive Insurance. NationWide, however, appears to finally be on my side.

window, living room picture window – 51 – replacement #2 – broken trim replaced – (20110727) – IMG_3401

window, living room picture window – 51 – replacement #2 – broken trim replaced – (20110727) – IMG_3401
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
They broke my trim while installing the window. Given that I had waited an additional month past the original install date due to their mess-ups … I was pretty insistent that they go down to Home Depot, buy replacement trim, and install it at no cost to me right that second. They sent a higher-level guy over — he actually arrived within 2 minutes of me calling (!). I ultimately got my way. Even if, in theory, they weren’t the ones to break it….The least they can do for keeping our living room in disarray for a whole month is to actually make the final product look right. After all the trouble we’ve had with contractors during EVERY possible home renovation, it’s increasingly hard to get me to take no for an answer, and I’ve increasingly come to understand why "bitchy customers" are the way they are. Asking nice doesn’t work.

The replacement trim wasn’t an exact match, but nobody’s checking that. I’m quite happy with the results, especially after Carolyn painted it.

Look outside the window. See the solar light sitting in the bricks? LIFE TETRIS.

bricks, house maintenance, kudzu, living room window, replacement trim, solar light.

side yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: So our homeowners insurance (Farmers) got dropped due to having peeling paint on our window sills (among other things). Weak. It was a LOT of work AND money for us to repaint all our sills. Wood windows SUCK!! Modern vinyl windows are MAINTANENCE-FREE!! Wood windows… You gotta re-glaze the panes when they fall out, and then the wood itself is always going to slowly rot away. We already had our cats knock a pane out, so we already had glazing compound for pane repairs. This came in handy when we painted our various window sills, as some also needed glazing compound.

So the largest window in our house — actually 3 windows — was a major pain, and one of the few single-pane windows in the house. It would leak heat/cold in the summer/winter, and looked really bad compared to the new siding we had installed 6 or so years ago. So we decided to go ahead and replace just this window (actually 3 separate windows). Man was it expensive! ,350! Thompson Creek had the best pitch and data, whereas Home Depot required up front for an appointment they never showed up for and a list of 4 phone numbers to escalate (all 4 failed). So we had Thompson Creek do it of course! They did it, said they did it wrong, made us wait a month while making a new window (pro: they are all custom-made just for you; con: they are all custom-made, so a screw-up requires waiting for a new one to be made), then installed the new window, and finally everything was good and we were satisfied.

It was just kind of a pain because it cost so much money and had our living room in disarray for so many months, and the whole insurance basis for the situation was pretty bullshitty in the first place. We’re not going to make a property damage claim due to moisture that occurs because our paint was peeling! Ridiculous…

window, living room (rear) – from inside – IMG_3679 (20111014)

window, living room (rear) – from inside – IMG_3679 (20111014)
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Our rear living room window, now repainted, from the inside. The only true single-pane window left in the house; this one would be over 00 to replace thanks to government building codes requiring much more expensive tempered glass to be used, because this window is over stairs and could hurt someone on the stairs when it breaks. So government safety regulations actually made it so expensive to replace that we changed our mind and didn’t — actually making things less safe and less energy efficient. This is how government regulation often has the opposite effect, and are not a magic silver bullet that solves all societal problems. A non-tempered 0 would be safer than these loose panes! But no! Big Brother won’t let me get that. So instead it’s technically way more dangerous, as any pane could fall out once the glazing compound dries out.

Oops, painted this window shut too.

Sacrificial boards are used a lot in my house. I guess it’s an "old wood window thing". I paid a good + for another piece of crown moulding to put over the sill. The idea is that the sacrificial wood rots before the actual sill, much like sacrificial anodes on boats. In this window’s case, the old sacrificial board was so rotten you could rip it off the nails and into pieces with your pinky finger. The sill itself was rotted out too. I spent a week or two building it up with successive layers of Elmer’s wood filler. It kept raining on my wood filler and I’d have to start over! Eventually, though, it was built up enough to be flat enough to nail a NEW sacrificial board to. Hopefully this is the last paint job this sill will ever need. At some point in the future when we have more disposable income, we’ll replace this window. (We need about ,000 in new windows, so it’s going to be awhile…)

And no, we didn’t use edgers. We just got paint on the glass. BFD. I’m not focused on the window when I’m looking out of it. That stuff could be razor-bladed off if we cared enough. But what’s the point? This window will likely be replaced someday. If we really wanted to, we could fix this with a scraper and a ladder. It would take at least 30 minutes (20 scraping, 10 ladder setup), and require 2 people (Carolyn as the ladder stabilizer, me as the elbow grease). Don’t care enough to do that.

house maintenance, kudzu, living room window, sacrificial board.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

October 14, 2011.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: So our homeowners insurance (Farmers) got dropped due to having peeling paint on our window sills (among other things). Weak. It was a LOT of work AND money for us to repaint all our sills. Wood windows SUCK!! Modern vinyl windows are MAINTANENCE-FREE!! Wood windows… You gotta re-glaze the panes when they fall out, and then the wood itself is always going to slowly rot away. We already had our cats knock a pane out, so we already had glazing compound for pane repairs. This came in handy when we painted our various window sills, as some also needed glazing compound.

It was quite a pain because it cost so much money and had our living room in disarray for so many months, and the whole insurance basis for the situation was pretty bullshitty in the first place. We’re not going to make a property damage claim due to moisture that occurs because our windows let in moisture because their paint was peeling! Ridiculous… Is paint really all that’s holding us back from having property damage through our windows? I DON’T THINK SO, as no moisture was getting in prior to repainting. Just total hassling from Farmers *AND* Progressive Insurance. NationWide, however, appears to finally be on my side.

window, bedroom – 3 – front, right – now painted – 20110620 – IMG_3098

window, bedroom – 3 – front, right – now painted – 20110620 – IMG_3098
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
This is the overhang window of our bedroom after repainting, as viewed from the right. We also had to paint that pipe going down, as its paint was all green and peeling. The soffits on the left were much easier to get to thanks to me having something to lean on in both directions. The addition in combination with the overhang creates this strange little pocket of yard. At the very upper right you can see how our addition has plastic soffit covers — like most new construction. People don’t realize just how much painting maintenance it saves to have those. My house was built before the rise of plastic. My soffits get no protection. They peel. They rot. They need repainting. They’re a pain in the ass to get to. You can barely see what you’re doing when you do it. And then you do it again every 10 years. It sucks. I should have paid the extra ,000 for them to add soffit covers back when we paid ,000 to add siding to our house (which was to avoid a ,000 painting job).

bedroom window, gutters, house maintenance, light socket, pipe, plastic soffit, window, wooden soffit.
after painting.

back yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

June 20, 2011.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: So our homeowners insurance (Farmers) got dropped due to having peeling paint on our window sills (among other things). Weak. It was a LOT of work AND money for us to repaint all our sills. Wood windows SUCK!! Modern vinyl windows are MAINTANENCE-FREE!! Wood windows… You gotta re-glaze the panes when they fall out, and then the wood itself is always going to slowly rot away. We already had our cats knock a pane out, so we already had glazing compound for pane repairs. This came in handy when we painted our various window sills, as some also needed glazing compound.

It was quite a pain, because it cost so much money and had our living room in disarray for so many months, and the whole insurance basis for the situation was pretty bullshitty in the first place. We’re not going to make a property damage claim due to moisture that occurs because our paint was peeling! Ridiculous…