I went to a building supply center to get some replacement windows for
my barn. They are the old 4 lite 20X25 inch wooden framed windows
used ever since they first began building barns. I was rather shocked
to find they no longer make wooden ones, but make plastic (vinyl)
I really dont want cheap crappy plastic windows, and they are going to
stick out like a sore thumb, because they are white, while my old
windows are barn red, and I am sure paint will not hold up on them, no
matter what I do.
This is real discouraging, but it seems that everything is being made
of plastic now a days. It's no wonder we have to pay so much for
gasoline these days, since half our crude oil is being turned into
cheap disposible plastic crap.
I am going to check out some old lumber yards, and see if they still
have some wooden framed windows in stock, but if not I guess I am
forced to buy these damn plastic things, which will probably fall
apart in a couple years after the sunlight and freezing weather cause
them to decay, the same way these 5 gallon plastic pails seem to decay
after a few years.
I guess these companies do not realize that farm equipment needs to be
strong and durable. It's not a doll house that we are dealing with.
Anyhow, has anyone had any experience painting these crappy things, if
I am forced to buy them? I guess my only other option would be to
find a company to custom make some wooden ones, but I'm sure that
would cost an arm and a leg.
PS. For all you youngsters who are in love with plastic, there is no
need to flame me. I have been on this earth a lot longer than most of
you, and I know what works and know quality, which plastic will never