Hello everyone, my husband and I purchased our beloved 1907 Victorian last July and we are so excited to finally have a full year of home improvement time to work on the home.
On the roster this year:
- Repairing rotted box gutters on northwest corner, southeast corner, north side
- Repair & repaint rotted window sashes on west side of home
- Lawn care, so much needs to be done in this area
If we are lucky to find a contractor, a good one in the area, we are hoping to stabilize the enclosed porches. They were added on shortly after the house was built (we're thinking 1910s/1920s) and are not sure how strong the attachment is. The windows are all crazy sizes, obviously retrofit for the slope in the floor/ceiling from it being added and are absolutely not square. (I'm talking some rails start out as 2.5" tall on one end and ending at 1.25" on the other, super crazy.)
These windows bring in tremendous amounts of water and we are hoping we can figure out how to stop the water from coming in. I'm sure the water has been doing this for quite some time. We haven't ripped up the carpet in either enclosed porch yet (really low pile stuff) to assess the floor/ceiling, and are really unsure what we could do to combat the situation. Stabilization isn't in the cards this year because we know that will be $$$ and will need to save a little longer.
Currently the windows have what we believe their original screens locked in and painted over on them. There are no original glass pane storms to be found.
Any ideas on fixes or where we should start?
Thank you in advance for your help!