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8 Historic Rhode Island Storm Window Projects You Must See

Posted by Custom Built RI on Mar 8, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Preserving Rhode Island History from Narragansett to the Atlantic

It’s no secret that we are proud to call the Ocean State our home.

We are often asked by customers and those in the community what has kept us here for over 50 years. Our answer is simple: Rhode Island itself. Our state is filled with unmatched natural beauty, be it along the shores of Narragansett Bay, throughout historic villages along the Blackstone and Pawtuxet Rivers, and in the renaissance city that is Providence. It also has historic beauty in the form of colonial architecture and structures that span hundreds of years.

With that classic beauty comes age, which requires maintenance and updates, and Custom Built is thrilled to have been able to partner with the following businesses and organizations and deliver storm window products that preserve the historical beauty and integrity of these buildings across the state.

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Topics: Windows

Spring Into Action: Garden Windows Bring Charm and Choices

Posted by Brooke Tomasetti on May 23, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Garden windows are smaller, bay-style windows typically installed in the kitchen right above your sink. They provide a beautiful, light-filled space to house plants and other items. They may seem like a small update, but can completely change the look and feel of the room. 

Now that you know exactly what garden windows are, let's talk about how you can select the right one to add charm and functionality to your space. 

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Topics: Windows

Spring Into Action: Should You Install Bay Windows or Bow Windows?

Posted by John Otterbein on May 12, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Are you planning on installing a new bay or bow window into the lovely facade of your home? That's great news! Not only do they allow more light to spill into your home-space, they greatly increase the your home's value. 

Even though they both serve the same purposes, they serve them in slightly different ways.

So, do you know which window is right for you?

Let's wash away some of the confusion we've observed to make your choice smooth and seamless.

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Topics: Windows

Custom Windows: 5 Incredible New Age Window Designs

Posted by Brooke Tomasetti on Mar 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM


The New Age movement is characterized by function and modern simplicity that revolts against traditional Western culture. This movement is rooted in both spirituality and environmentalism. Plenty of New Age architecture incorporates sustainability into the building design. Rooftop gardens, greenery spilling out from simple balconies, alternative building materials, and large windows help bring the outside in while being friendly to the planet. 

Here are five amazing new age window designs on some of the most innovative buildings by renowned architects across the globe. Get ready to be inspired. 

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Interior Design, Windows

5 Tips for Protecting Wooden Window Trim

Posted by Brooke Tomasetti on Mar 10, 2016 2:00:00 PM


When your wooden window trim that was once a selling point for your attractive home begins to rot, it makes your whole house look old and poorly maintained. The alternative to taking care of your windows every year is replacing the damage, which can be expensive. 

 Putting in the hours to protect your windows is obviously worth it. But what do you need to know to do an effective and efficient job? Read on for five of the best tips to protect wooden window trim.

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Topics: Windows