Posted by: frroberts | August 15, 2016

Pressing need: Replacement windows for Randolph Catholic rectory

Every summer and winter, I am reminded that we need new windows for the Saint Mary/Saint Joseph rectory.  They cannot open, which presents a problem when it comes to emergency egress from the upper floor.  Furthermore, it is impossible to get any fresh air in the rectory when the weather outside is nice.  The windows are terribly energy inefficient and really drafty in the winter.  In order save on energy costs, we have used plastic and hanging blankets to keep the cool air in during the summer and the cold air out during the winter.  The result is that the rectory is extremely dark year round.  Replacement costs will run between $10,000 and $15,000.  Take a look at the pictures I took today (August 12, 2016 — note that the date stamp is incorrect):


In the parlor.


My office window.  What a great view!


My office window unveiled.  Note that like many windows in the rectory, there is no storm winow.


The front office window.


The kitchen window, which needs a new hanging blanket. NB: All of the window units stay year-round.

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