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Top 5 Windows of the World

Posted by Johnny on Oct 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The eyes are our windows out to the universe and inward to the soul. Likewise, a home’s windows offer a unique perspective to its exterior view and a fascinating look at the people who inhabit the space within. No other building component has quite the same impact on a home’s curb appeal and livability. Today, manufacturers offer more choices of windows than ever before, with dozens of framing options, security features and insulating alternatives. As building technology continues to evolve, windows are becoming more important than ever, particularly in the green, or sustainable, design movement.

Photographers have been fascinated by windows for years. Portuguese artist Andre Vicente Goncalves has devoted a great deal of his time to photographing the diverse architecture – and in particular, windows - of countries around the globe. Inspired by his popular photo series, “Windows of the World,” we thought it would be fun to take a look at the different ways homeowners around the world use the most common styles of windows to enhance their home’s architecture and express their personalities.

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A Heartfelt Farewell to a Long Time Employee

Posted by Johnny on Feb 20, 2015 3:00:56 AM

After logging nearly 21 years at Custom Built, today is Jim Barbour's last day. It doesn't seem real to see it typed out, and it probably won't seem real until we come in to work Monday, but a member of our family is moving away.

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Topics: Company News

Custom Built Helps Support Home for our Troop

Posted by Johnny on Feb 10, 2014 5:25:21 AM

Custom Built was honored to help support the recent project to build a home for Marine Corporal Kevin Dubois through RI Builders Assocation and Homes for Our Troops.

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Energy Tax Credits are Back

Posted by Johnny on Feb 18, 2013 5:21:59 AM

As part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (aka “debt ceiling bill”), Congress has renewed the energy tax credits that had previously expired at the end of 2011. The amounts remain the same — a $500 max deduction with a $200 cap on windows — however the lifetime cap on the credit that previously existed appears to have been removed. Installation costs are still not included, so if the invoice you received does not reflect that, contact the company that performed the work for an updated copy.

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Topics: Industry News

Our JLC Display

Posted by Johnny on Mar 19, 2012 12:30:43 PM

JLC Live starts this week, and we're getting our last minute things together before the show. In addition, we wanted to give you guys an idea of what to look forward to when you come visit us at booth 436 (don't forget!).

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Topics: Company News