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

window, bedroom – 3 – front, right – now painted – 20110620 – IMG_3098
Virginia Insurance
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.

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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…

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