Saturday, April 11, 2015

Heights and other scary things

As previously described in this blog, The Window Gal does not like heights.  From time to time I find it necessary in my job to attempt to access something that is just a bit out of my reach.  Normally, I look around me to see if I might employ somebody else to ascend the lofty height to perform this task for me.  Other times I find myself all alone and left to my own devices.  I remember an incident a couple of years ago when a builder was supposed to meet me at a construction jobsite to confirm some rough openings.  He was running late and phoned me and instructed me to go up to the attic and measure a specific window opening that he had a question about.  I hung up the phone and began the search for “the elevator”.  My heart began to sink as I realized there was no such conveyance and I found a ladder that was already in place and seemed to stretch to the heavens and disappeared into the darkness of the attic.  I looked around and saw that all the workers were busy with their jobs and I felt reluctant to impose so I stood there and waited for the builder to show up.


To that builder, I am sure that the ladder in question looked a little like this:

To The Window Gal, the same ladder looked more like this:

When the builder arrived, I had already rehearsed my explanation which was that the fire truck that would be needed to rescue me, had I climbed the ladder, wouldn’t have been able to get past the heavy equipment already on the jobsite.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

In January of this year I incorporated my business and changed the name to Window Designs of the Carolinas, Inc.  I, personally, will always be The Window Gal, but now the company grows and matures.

While the company will still offer access to many of the major brands, our focus will be on promoting four brands that have proven themselves in terms of versatility of design, value and quality:

Loewen reigns as the luxury option featuring solid Douglas Fir as the standard wood species. This substantial product lends itself to exceptionally large openings and structurally demanding designs.

Semco is one of the best kept secrets in the industry.  The fit and finish of the Semco window is unparalleled.  26 standard colors and a patented, extruded aluminum, hinged nail fin all offered at a surprisingly economical cost make the Semco window the best choice for achieving the biggest bang for the buck!

Windsor, while very similar to Semco, offers additional features such as painted interiors, Bettervue high transparency screen mesh as a standard, and exceptional values in their doublehung window line and their sliding doors.  22 standard colors make the Windsor window worthy of serious consideration for any window and door package.

LaCantina Doors - many window and door lines offer stacking and pocketing multi-sliding doors as well as bifolding doors to compliment their clad window lines but LaCantina brings enhanced performance and features to these type products at a compelling price point.  Douglas fir or Mahogany interior and custom color matched aluminum exteriors are capable of achieving required DP ratings and can even be built to meet the Dade County Impact Certifications.

Come by our new facility and check out some of the displays of these exciting products.  We'll help you find the windows and doors that best fit your project.