Even though paraplegic Joshua Lindsay is confined to a wheelchair, he’s still able to easily operate the Simonton casement windows throughout his new home. Cpl. Lindsay, who was severely wounded during an attack on his Army battalion in Iraq in 2005, is enthusiastic about the specially-adapted home created for him by the non-profit organization, Homes for Our Troops.
“There are so many ways my life has been made easier with the special construction considerations in this house,” says Lindsay. “My spinal cord injuries limit my mobility. However, the design of the home and the products selected for the house give me a tremendous amount of freedom I didn’t have previously.
“The simple aspect of having crank-out casement windows means I can operate the windows in my own home. I appreciate the energy-efficiency of the windows, but even more than that, the low-maintenance vinyl frames mean I won’t have to worry about hiring someone to scrape and repaint them over the years. That’s a tremendous relief.”
Simonton Windows® has supported Homes for Our Troops since it was founded in 2004. The nonprofit organization builds homes at no cost for severely injured service men and women. For more information, visit www.homesforourtroops.org.