A little home with a lot of southern charm gets a fresh start with the latest in window and door replacement
Windows and doors should play a starring role in every home, according to home improvement expert Danny Lipford, television host of Today’s Homeowner, which airs on more than 200 stations nationwide, including KCBS in Los Angeles.
That’s especially true for Lipford’s latest venture, the Kuppersmith Project. Lipford and his crew have been working to transform a neglected 86-year-old home in Mobile, AL, into a modern, low-maintenance marvel.
When it came to selecting windows and doors for Kuppersmith, Lipford and his crew had two priorities in mind: to maintain the historic integrity of this Tudor-style home, and to deliver some of the most advanced performance options available. The JELD-WEN Custom Wood and Siteline EX windows and doors chosen feature AuraLast® Wood, a proprietary process designed to prevent wood rot, termites and water saturation, and offer an industry-leading limited-lifetime warranty. Made from solid pine, JELD-WEN AuraLast Wood is manufactured using a vacuum-pressured process that helps protect the wood all the way through to the core. In addition, AuraLast Wood features many sustainable benefits. JELD-WEN Auralast Wood uses a closed-loop, water-based system, selected because it does not harm the environment with hazardous, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in most other traditional wood preservation methods.
With Low-E glass and argon-filled dual pane glass to keep the interior of the home comfortable and energy use low all year long, these windows and doors are also highly efficient. Additionally, they will protect the home’s furnishings from fading and discoloring, while still allowing for maximum day lighting, which limits the need for additional artificial lighting and further reducing energy costs. That’s important, given the expansive amount of windows and doors used in the home, which total 33 custom-sized Siteline EX wood windows and a four-panel Custom Wood sliding patio door. This window and door system stretches nearly 16 feet to provide maximum indoor-outdoor living.
“Outdoor living is important in the south, but given some of our extreme weather conditions, we also need products designed to protect both interior and exterior home investments. That was the deciding factor for us to go with JELD-WEN,” said Danny Lipford. “When it comes to wood, no one else even comes close to offering the beauty, durability, reliability and low-maintenance protection that these windows and doors provide.”
Style is also on display at Kuppersmith. Divided lights, delivering historic paned-glass style, complement the home’s character beautifully. The custom shapes and sizes available through JELD-WEN made it easy for Lipford’s crew to get the traditional styles they were looking for without sacrificing any of the innovative performance features.
“These windows and doors deliver on the quality and benefits we really wanted for this project,” said Lipford. “This home can now continue to be a wonderful part of the neighborhood for many more years to come.”
About Danny Lipford
A veteran remodeling contractor, Danny Lipford is the host of the Emmy-nominated TV show Today’s Homeowner, syndicated radio show Homefront, and has the home improvement website dannylipford.com.
For 50 years, JELD-WEN has built its reputation as the world’s most reliable manufacturer of windows and doors. Today the company offers a full breadth of stylish windows, doors and garage doors, and has earned numerous awards and endorsements for dependability, innovation and excellence. With a strong commitment to sustainability, JELD-WEN also is a recognized leader in manufacturing energy efficient products – providing solutions that deliver exceptional value for builders, architects and homeowners all over the globe. The company captured its second ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award in 2010. For more information about JELD-WEN, or to find a dealer, visit www.jeld-wen.com or call 800-877-9482.