Last night, I took out the old single pane wooden picture window (48"
x 54") to see what I'll be up against when I install the VRW picture
window this weekend.
In one lower corner where the old aluminum storm window must have
leaked, I have some rotten wood. It's rained the last few days, but
the area is dry, so I don't think the storm frame that I installed 5
or 6 years ago was the source of the leak. I'm pretty sure it must
have been the old frame which was in pretty bad shape when I removed
Replacing the entire sill would be a major job and as far as I can
tell there is only this one spot where there is rot.
I replaced the double hungs on both sides of the picture window last
year and there was no sign of rot on the sills below those windows.
So, I managed to poke away at the rotten area and got down to solid
wood on all sides of the rot. My plan was to use some Duraglas to fill
in the area and then prime and paint it.
It should be noted that this area is interior of the external window
stop so it will be completely covered by the replacement window, which
will then be sealed with caulk along the seam of the exterior stop and
the window. (There was no caulk used with the old picture window, so
I'm not surprised that water made it's way under the window)
Anybody see anything wrong with this type of repair?