Sealing Up

Today, I finished sealing all the windows in the octagon bedroom. As aways, the room not only got warmer right away, but MUCH quieter. This is vital as the Cross House is against a highway.


This is what I use. The windows can be sealed. But it is easy to peel the seal away.


All the stained-glass in the bedroom was restored as part of the 2015 Heritage Trust Fund grant.


Sooooooooo beautiful.




All the first-floor windows are now sealed.

Only the sewing room windows on the second floor remain unsealed.

About half of the third-floor windows are sealed.

So, progress!



  1. Gia on February 26, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Great job, Ross! Soon it’ll be so quiet and cozy in there you’ll be able to move in and hear your house talk. Thanks for the tip. I could really use some of that DAP on my drafty windows!

  2. Architectural Observer on February 26, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    I’m inspired… I must try some soon! And the windows look freakin’ fantastic!

  3. Jonathan W on February 26, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    After searching around town, I finally found the correct peel n seal. It’s not available in my city’s half dozen hardware stores, but apparently is in a neighboring town…30-40 minutes away. Debating on whether or not to use this “window sealer” on our aluminium windows or not…

    • tiffaney jewel on February 27, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      Check amazon!

  4. Sandra Lee on February 26, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    You are making wondrous progress! The stained glass as always mesmerizing!

  5. Mike on February 27, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Thank you for sharing the info on what you use! Considering how many faithful “disciples” you have, you should get paid to advertise the products you use! And as many times as I have admired your stained glass, you’d think that I would be getting over my huge case of window-envy…nope, not happenin’…my one and only stained glass window was blown out by a microburst 9 years ago this May; my wife designed a new one and a local artist made it very beautiful, but I still miss the original.

  6. Paul on February 27, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Those windows are so beautiful! I was curious though – I noticed that there is an electrical outlet above the window frame of each one. What are they for? Are you planning on lighting up the stained glass windows at night? Because from the outside, that would look so awesome!

    • Ross on February 27, 2018 at 11:53 am

      Hi, Paul!

      The previous owner installed the electrical outlets with the idea of lighting the stained-glass at night.

      I am removing all these outlets.

      Instead, I will be placing LED strips on the inside sills.

  7. Christine on February 27, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Wondering what book you’re listening to as you work??

    And, yes, scrumptious windows. You truely have done a service for humanity by saving them all in situ.

    • Ross on February 27, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      Hi, Christine! And thanks!

      I am listening to: It’s Even Worse Than You Think. What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America

      And I am being shocked repeatedly. I thought I was well-informed about what was going on but the title of the book is apt. The administration, massively abled by the GOP Congress, is damaging science, the arts, education, workers across the land, the environment, global relations, and even business. It’s profoundly depressing. But important knowledge.

      Rather than Make America Great, the cumulative effects of all this have the real potential to transform America into, well, something akin to a shithole. Trump is actually handing over our position as THE world power to China and, likely, India as well. This dire scenario will be magnified the longer Trump and the GOP are in power. A Blue Wave this November might just save the country.

      I know Trump supporters read this blog. Please feel free to respond with any facts (facts, please!) detailing a single way which Trump is making America great. For, I see not a single thing supporting this. Yes, I hear Trump SAY he’s doing great job all the time, but what he SAYS is almost never supported by the facts.

      • aBell on February 27, 2018 at 10:38 pm

        Well here is one bit of information about all those bonuses companies are giving to workers. There are 4 million people who received roughly $1000 in bonuses. I find this to be fairly small number, considering there are 125 million workers in the US. People touting all Trump has done for economy by way of tax cuts will be sorely surprised when they realize they may add $30 to their monthly pay check. All this as he moves forward with a plan to build a horrendous wall along our southern border that will blight the landscape, cost billions of dollars and leave our children with a HUGE bill to pay.

  8. Briana on February 27, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    I was so excited to try this peel n seal method for my basement windows, but then I read the home depot reviews and am now terrified to try it! Must do more research I suppose.

    • Ross on February 27, 2018 at 5:44 pm

      A lot of the bad reviews are from last year. The 2018 reviews seem more positive.

      I know DAP changed the formula, which I have detailed in previous posts.

      Me? I love it, and have been using it for decades.

      Caveat Emptor!

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