When former HGTV show host Pat Simpson saw an old, one-story 980-square foot concrete block cabin sitting along a lakeside in Georgia for the first time, he knew it had promise.
"There's always one key element that grabs hold of someone who buys a home needing massive remodeling or renovation work," says Simpson, a former contractor. "For our family, it was the incredible lakefront views."
To capture those views, Simpson turned to Simonton Windows and local contractor Travis Gould. With Gould's help, a second floor was added to the cabin, a columned front porch and more living space with energy efficient windows overlooking the lake.
"The connection with the outdoors made the selection of windows extremely important for us," says Simpson. "We chose Simonton ProFinish new construction windows because of their low maintenance appeal and the strong energy efficiency value they offer.
"The Simonton ProFinish windows we selected meet ENERGY STAR requirements, so we're assured that our home will stay cooler in the summer and retain the sun's warmth during the winter. In my job, I get the chance to evaluate lots of building products. When it came time to select vinyl windows for my own home, I knew I wanted Simonton."
Now a 2,030-square foot getaway home that draws admiring glances from neighbors, the Simpson's lakefront retreat has fulfilled his vision. For more information on new construction vinyl windows from Simonton, see Depending on ProFinish.