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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Simonton Windows Provide Thermal Efficiency for Historic Rehab

For their 30th anniversary season project, the team at This Old House® selected energy-efficient, low maintenance Simonton windows for the restoration of a foreclosed and vacant 1870s-era Second Empire home in Roxbury, Massachusetts, an urban neighborhood of Boston. Topping the list of products used to enhance the high-profile project were Simonton ProFinish® windows that meet ENERGY STAR® qualifications and have easy-care vinyl frames.

             “This was the first time I used Simonton windows in a project and I’d like to use them again,” says David Lopes, owner of Wellington Design & Construction, who served as the general contractor on the This Old House Roxbury project. “You can tell these are quality units. Once they were installed you couldn’t hear street traffic. The sound control features are impressive, as was the installation ease for each of the double hung units.”


            To complement the existing style of the homes in the area, the windows were ordered with Colonial sculpted grids. Each window featured a Low E soft coat glass package with an Argon gas fill and double glazing. “The window configuration complements the 1870s-era Second Empire style of this home,” says Lopes. “These windows bring energy-efficient advancements to the project combined with a classic look.”


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