Pinnacle

Ron Rocke

The last few weeks have been an exciting time for Patrick and Rachel Mahoney from Lousville, Kentucky. They were thrilled to be selected as finalist in the new hit home improvement series, Fix It & Finish It”.

They were told that host, Antonio Sabàto Jr. and his crew may (or may not) knock on their door at 8 AM on the morning of October 1st. At 7:30 AM, the show’s team ambushed the Mahoney’s, and by 9 AM the crew was hard at work on a complete renovation to the home’s front facade and landscape.

Senior show producer, Collin Herr, said the homeowners featured on the show don’t have the ability to do the renovation work on their own. “We want to make a positive contribution to the community. We select projects where financial or physical limitations are a primary consideration,” he said.

Stacye Love of Louisville-based Stacye Love Construction LLC was the general contractor for the Mahoney’s’ project. She estimated the total cost of labor and materials for the project to be $40,000, but it didn’t cost the homeowners a thing.

Kyle Labar, owner of the local Louisville area Windsor Windows & Doors distributor, Metro Windows, was asked to be part of the project team by Love. Metro Windows, based in Buckner, Kentucky, has been a Windsor distributor for over 25 years. Metro not only agreed to provide the windows for the project, they also offered to installed them.

Labar and his team were prominent during the early filming since the entire project revolved around remodeling the front façade of the home. His crew was one of the first be involved by tearing out 3 old windows and replacing them with new, energy efficient Windsor Pinnacle clad double-hung windows on the first floor. Then, in the second floor dormer, a Pinnacle Select push-out casement became the focal point of the newly remodeled second story.

When the Pinnacle Select window was installed in the dormer, the homeowner, Rachel Mahoney was ecstatic with the new look. Windsor’s regional sales manager, Jay McCarty, explained to Rachel how the Select push-out window opened and demonstrated the hidden, retractable screen.

Photographs captured the organized chaos at the beginning of the project and the dramatic improvements that were achieved by the end of the day. The final outcome delighted the homeowners and elevated the appearance of the entire neighborhood.

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Cathy Leonard

Windsor

This incredible vacation home is located on the beautiful central California coastline in the sleepy community of Cayucas. It is nestled on a low bluff overlooking the sandy beach and the Pacific Ocean. The project was designed and built by Larry Franklin Construction of Morro Bay, California. As both the builder and the designer, he was in complete control of the materials used in this project. He wanted the look of old, distressed wood on the interior. However, he also wanted a low maintenance exterior product that would stand up to the elements as this home is only 50 yards from the Pacific Ocean.

Mr. Franklin chose Windsor Windows because Windsor offers a Natural Alder interior window with an extruded aluminum exterior. The Natural Alder allowed the builder to distress the wood and apply a finish to the Alder giving the finished product an aged appearance. As another design requirement, Mr. Franklin did not want to use casing on the interior of the windows. Windsor was able to help him out by kerfing the interior jambs so a bull nose wall return could be utilized. This helped to create the nice clean lines he desired, yet still showcase the warm interior wood finish of the windows.

With more than twenty windows strategically placed to capture the view from both upstairs and downstairs, the iconic Morro Rock is visible to the south along with an endless view of the beach and surf as it crashes onto the shoreline. Any one of the fifteen casement or awning windows provides access to the cool ocean breeze and the sound of the crashing surf. Alternatively, you can use one of the four patio doors to access the private balconies and patios that surround this beach getaway.

Cathy Leonard

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This unique single family residence is situated in a natural setting nestled in the beautiful Ozark hills. Dubbed “The Modern Silo” by the builder, Monticello Homes and Development; the home is truly where country meets high design. A galvanized grain silo is the focal point and core of the home which is otherwise modern in design and surrounds the silo. With both homeowners being designers, high design is evident throughout the home; from the galvanized clad spiral staircase, to the backsplash with a ribbon of randomly placed nickels.

The living space extends outside with two covered porches and many other patios accessible through any of the 6 patio doors. This offers many outdoor living spaces to enjoy the beautiful views of the natural Ozark hills. The window and doors were strategically designed into the home to capture the spectacular views.  Most openings were positioned with southern exposure to improve energy efficiency and utilize natural light.

With the central feature of the home being a round galvanized grain silo, it was a challenge for the builder and installer to devise a weather proof and aesthetically pleasing method to install flat windows into a curving wall section. To accomplish this, the builder devised extended window bucks that reached beyond the curve to allow for the windows to be installed onto a flat surface. The window bucks were then flashed in a bronze metal to protect the buck and fully flash the window while still complimenting the look of the galvanized silo.

Bill Tindell

Over the past 30 days, Windsor has announced the addition of taller windows to the Pinnacle Clad and Select product offering. Pinnacle clad operating casements and casement picture units offered will increase in height up to 80” call out heights or 7-0 frame dimension. Pinnacle Select operating casements and casement picture units are being added up to 96” call out heights or 8-0 frame dimension. Finally, Pinnacle clad concealed double-hungs will be offered up to 44” call out heights or 8-0 ¾ frame dimension, with a 90” call out height on Pinnacle clad concealed double-hung pictures with the same 8-0 ¾ frame dimension.

In the near future Windsor will be announcing the addition of 10-0 tall Pinnacle clad patio doors offered on in-swing, out-swing, French sliding and bi-fold doors. Stay tuned for future details about these exciting new products.