Return to the Old House Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Covered Attic Windows

Posted by Bodensee (My Page) on
Wed, May 15, 13 at 9:28

Hi everyone.

Just bought an older (20's) house. At some point along the way, the previous owner put vinyl siding on. It looks fine...

During our inspection, we noticed that they just "covered over" the small attic windows with the siding. Inside there are still single pane glass windows...and you can see right through them to the back of the siding...

Now, there's no NEED for the windows...the attic isn't "livable" space. I just thought this was a little strange.

Has anyone seen this before? you think it could cause any issues over time?

Thanks a lot.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Covered Attic Windows

From an aesthetic reason, remove the siding. It will also allow for ventilation to reduce heat in summer.

RE: Covered Attic Windows

i'm pretty sure the visual made most forum members (who would likely support removing the vinyl altogether) cringe. i doubt it is 'hurting' anything other than eyes. covering a window does give water fewer points to entry and it gave the siding installers less trim--an area where water comes in--to worry about.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Old House Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here