When architect Ethan Hall was tasked with designing a senior living facility in historic Saratoga Springs, New York, one of his main goals was to bring natural light into the main atrium building through energy efficient windows.
"The owners of Prestwick Chase told us they wanted a two-story atrium space, but they didn't set any standards," says Hall, an architect with Rucinski Hall Architecture. "This allowed us to connect residents with the outdoors via walls of windows."
Hall specified 1,500 Simonton vinyl new construction windows for the complex along with 167 Simonton ProFinish patio doors. A major factor leading to the vinyl home windows product selection was ease of operation.
"We considered the fact that senior residents need products that operate easily," says Hall, who also designed the 167 suites and private cottages at the facility. "Features like Simonton's counter-balance system were very impressive. We were able to get all the special elements and aesthetic qualities we needed for this project within budget by selecting Simonton products."
A major selling point at Prestwick Chase is the ability for senior adults to have a maintenance-free alternative to home ownership. "People at this facility are very active, so they don't have the time or desire to worry about their homes," says Hall. "The advantages of vinyl windows and patio doors are plentiful. These residents can simply focus on enjoying life rather than worrying about maintaining their homes."
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