I'll get a bathroom renovation. There is an old wood window over the tub,
and I don't like it due to moisture problem. But to seal it, a lot of work
required, and outside it's hard to match the exterior stucco for the 40-yr
A reno contractor suggests doing this way. Paint black inside on the window
glass. So from outside, it looks like dark inside. Put insulation and
drywall inside the window. No window over the tub!
Is it a good idea?
That method sounds like it will be wrought with problems.
- You'll still have to deal with the external maintenance
- The black paint will eventually need redoing - how are you going to
do that? - windows aren't typically removable from the outside.
Besides, I seriously doubt that a window painted black is going to
look like a dark room. No more than the curtains painted on the
windows in the Bronx made the abandoned buildings looked lived n.
- Any moisture that occurs due to temperature changes will be trapped
inside the wall - I'm thinking mold.
2 things come to mind - Glass block or a vinyl replacement window with
vinyl trim - if he seals up the vinyl window the same way as he would
seal it up outside (vinyl trim and a good quality caulk) it shouldn't
be a problem.
All that said, since I think painting the window black and "hiding" it
is a really bad idea, I'd probably be concerned about the overall
expertise of the contractor you're using.
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