We got the Nussbaum (walnut) foil on the windows but the front door is a deep red (brown-red is the translation) - it's a phenomenal color. We didn't unpack the door from the cardboard so we haven't actually seen the entire door yet (one more surprise waiting to be unwrapped). The window frames add color to an previously concrete and pine color palate - and it's great to see!
|The much anticipated window shipment coming down the driveway.|
|here's how they made the trip from East Raleigh - they repacked the truck after offloading the other set of windows so nothing shifted during the 45 minute drive.|
Jeremy and Armin from Eurostar Fenestration ran a short installation tutorial to train the guys who will install all the windows. I won't try to go through all the steps but basically you take out the glazing (first removing the sash for windows that open) and then put expanding foam tape on the top and sides. You then set the frame into the rough opening, position it, drill into the concrete and screw it into place. You then tape the bottom on both inside and out, gluing the tape to the concrete and foaming before you glue down the inside tape. The expanding foam tape is designed to work for a 1/2" opening so positioning the window exactly in the correct location is critical.
We did get some additional information regarding the installation of the doors and windows that are different - for instance the low-threshold doors have a different hinge system than the hidden hinges on the majority of the windows. There is also a 3-piece screw system that is used to connect the transom to the French Door that will require some assistance.