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Old 03-12-2011, 01:21 PM   #1
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Hi! This is my first post here. I have been in my first home for about year year now. The house was built in 1950. In my bathroom there is a window in the shower. The whole shower is tiled with wood trim around the window that the previous owners painted. The moisture from the shower is causing the paint on the wood trim to peel and under it is starting to get mold. I peel the off paint and clean the wood of the mold every time I clean the shower but I was looking for a permanent solution to fixing it without taking the whole window out. We are eventully going to redo the whole bathroom but probably not for a couple of years. And Ideas?



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Vinyl replacement window, vinyl trim.


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Old 03-14-2011, 04:53 PM   #3
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Sorry, but there is really not a solution to your situation. A wood trimmed window just does not belong in a shower. Not only will the wood rot, as you have found, but it will allow water to seep in behind it and cause damage/mold/rot in the wall around it. Even with a vinyl window, you risk this. Best thing is either get rid of the window or if you absolutely have to have a window in there, replace it with transom window well above where any water will hit.

We have a window in our shower, and before remodeling, we just put a tension shower rod with plastic sheeting over it to keep the water from hitting it. Not a perfect solution, but it helped.
If you use a shower curtain, you might get a matching one and cut it down to window size just to pretty it up.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:22 PM   #4
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I'd replace it with a glass block window. Still lets plenty of sunlight in but no one can peek on ya from outside. And it's framed in concrete so no worries there either. Plus they're really not that expensive and most places can have it installed in an hour or two.

And where the wood trim used to be you can put in ceramic tiles that match the ones already in the shower.
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