I just bought a Spanish mission style home built in 1926. At some point, someone has cemented all the windows shut. Not sure why, perhaps the windows weren't working, or maybe to prohibit unwanted entry. Either way, we would like to open them up. Has anyone ever encountered this before? How would I go about this? Also, this may be a stupid question, but can I add screens to any window? None of my windows have screens. I'd love to let the breeze in without the bugs!
I assume they are original wooden single pane windows? You will have to get a carpenter to chisel them open - or you can attempt this yourself - there is no easy way to do this - it is likely that they pushed some material into the jamb - good luck!