I'm buying my first house, and I have a few questions.
One of the things I'm wanting to do (and it's been suggested by the
inspector) is to replace the basement windows. They're all single pane
and currently, instead of having the TV cable hookup go through
anywhere else, they've (the current owners) have it going through one
of the basement windows, meaning that it lets in all the cold etc ?!?!
I'm wondering, how easy is it to replace basement windows? (They are a
little above ground level, there is no dug out area in front of them.)
Should the cable be going through the window like that, and if not, how
do I create a hole that will allow it through (without drilling holes
in the brick/concrete if possible, perhaps put it through the window
frame and seal with silicone or something?), or should I have the cable
company hook it up properly into the house somehow?
Also, is it horribly difficult to replace a set of sliding doors that
lead outside? They are old and it's difficult to get the doors open.
I'm looking to see if I can simply fix the track, but if it's simply
unrepairable I would like to replace it myself.
As a side question, I recently told a friend that I did indeed get an
inspector to come in, and they were shocked to find out that I paid for
it instead of insisting the sellers pay for this. Who normally pays for
the house inpsection?
Thanks in advance for any help :)