Frickin’ windows. Turns out that 10 years ago, when they upgraded the windows on the south side of our house, they removed the flanges, set the new windows into the groove that the old windows were in, and caulked the hell out of them. Nothing is holding those windows in. So when the siders got to that part of the house, they had to stop because it was unsafe to tear off the old siding, since it was one of the few things keeping the windows from falling out.
The windows came with a lifetime warrantee, and of course, that company has gone out of business. Washington Energy Services, however, signed off on the work, so we’re holding their feet to the fire. They’ll be reinforcing the windows on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the siding company is going to work around the problem areas. Already we have new windows in that the siding company put in, and they’re great.
Notice how when you start a home project, these little surprises crop up?