Installing the Windows May and June, 2004

My wife was especially excited about getting our windows installed. We made special arrangements with Pella Windows for a very nice set of windows. We are getting them done in our cabin and the office first. Kevin with Pella Windows of Blairsville was very helpful in putting together our order. He can be reached at 706-745-0688.
Or you can Email Kevin
You may also See more about them on this web page.

The photos below show the front of my office. This large overhang will protect the entry from rain and hot southerly sun, until the winter when it will shine into the lower section of glass. The upper windows are awning windows to let hot air out of the office. The lower windows are casements with roll screens and blinds between the glass. Awning windows on the north side can also be opened to let in cool air in the summer. I can't wait to work in this office. Instead of walls and air conditioning, I will have a beautiful view of the woods, and natural heating and cooling with plenty of resh air.

The photos below are of the inside of my office windows. The first photo shows the roll screen option, halfway rolled down. If the windows are closed, the screen can be rolled up out of sight, and there is much more light and a clearer view outside! The second photo shows the entire window wall. The upper windows will allow heat to escape in the summer. I really like the wood windows and door. A nice tung oil finish will add to the natural look of the wood grain. Between the beautiful wood and the view outside, I will definitely enjoy working in this office.

The first photo shows the wall of glass viewed from the outside, with three of the upper windows open. The outside of the windows is protected with aluminum cladding. The next photo shows the inside of the windows and the glass door. The hand rubbed tung oil finish makes the wood look even nicer. All of these windows and doors have blinds between the glass. The windows have roll screens too.

(These will be updated throughout the project).
Back to the Diary Home Page
Step 1, Purchasing the Land
Step 2, Designing Our Own Home
Step 3, Our Septic Permit
Step 4, Our Insulated Wall System
Step 5, Cutting Lumber from Our Own Trees
Step 6, Plumbing Before the Slab is Poured
Step 7, Pouring the Concrete Floors
Step 8, Pouring Concrete in the ICF Walls
Step 9, Framing the Wood Walls, Floors, and Roof
Step 10, Installing the Windows
Step 11, Roughing in Plumbing and Electrical
Step 12, Insulation
Step 13, Roofing Our Home
Step 14, Finishing the Cabin

I have friends in the construction industry who are very interested in this home. In appreciation for their assistance, I would like to give them credit for their help, and give you the opportunity to contact them. The following list will be updated regularly:

-Bonnie our helpful realtor can be contacted by EMAIL or by phoning her at 800-871-1910
-Tony of A&L Construction did the clearing, excavating, and sawed lumber from our trees. He can be reached at 828-835-9926.
-Pete is a very good part time carpenter. You can phone him at 828-479-9458.

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