Any hope for this thing?
The building is at least as old as 1881 and was redone in the 1970's.
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"We will do a big remodel in 5 or 10 years so I don't want to replace it
The top window pivots from it's midpoint. The bottom window slides.
Here's the top window in an open position. Of course we want it to open
the other way so it sheds rain and falling leaves. It seems a shiplap
type of trim inside and out will secure all but a few inches at the
central pivot point while making this position impossible.
To the left is the neighbor's house and my temporary scaffolding below
(20 foot drop). Both windows have sills below with some overhang but
only the top one has a significant slope and a curfed notch below the
ledge to prevent water flowing back and force it to drip down.
This is the existing top trim piece (nothing fancy here). The side trim
is missing. Should I do some kind of flashing or just caulk it? This is
the sliding window fully open. The front/left panel can be caulked and
painted shut, the back/right panel is very difficult to weatherproof,
especially since this faces west where the worst winter storms blast it.
The sliding panel slides through the half-round encased slot with loose
screws laying in it. Is this hopeless and I should just paint it shut?"