RISMEDIA, January 30, 2009-Gaze up and down the streets of the Antiquity subdivision in Cornelius, North Carolina and you’ll see pristine homes and a carefully developed neighborhood. Constructed by the Cunnane Group out of Charlotte, Antiquity is a nationally recognized “Smart Growth” plan featuring a vibrant, walkable community integrated with planned commercial and retail areas.
The first streets of the new development include a variety of brightly-colored low-maintenance homes with energy-efficient Simonton ProFinish® Brickmould 600 windows. Historic American architecture provides a comfortable feel to the entire community, while low-maintenance products foster an easy-care lifestyle.
“One of our goals for this community was to offer homes with high value and energy efficiency elements,” says Ryan Aikia, chief builder for the Cunnane Group. “Every window in Simonton’s Brickmould 600 product line is ENERGY STAR® qualified and comes standard with a Low E/Argon glass package. Those units are impressive for helping lower energy bills for homeowners while giving a stylish look to the home.”
Each Brickmould 600 window includes a 7/8″ Insulating Glass Unit (I.G.U.) for maximum energy efficiency. Optional PVC grids (which were used in many of the Antiquity community homes) in Colonial, Prairie and Perimeter styles create Simulated Divided Lites on the windows. With the exception of the Geometric styles, all windows can also be ordered with 3-1/2″ Flat Casing Trim installed at the factory at a 90-degree joint at the head to simulate traditional wood trim. A unique warranty is offered with the windows: a lifetime warranty to the original owner and transferable once, turning it into a 20-year warranty. Glass in the windows is prorated in the warranty; first 20 years fully replaceable at 100%, 21 to 50 years replaceable at 75% and after 51 years replaceable at 50%.
“We can easily tell that the Simonton ProFinish Brickmould 600 series was designed with the homeowner in mind,” says Aikia. “From the extensive warranty to the many standard features that would normally be ordered as upgrade items, this window series is perfect for energy-conscious homeowners who want a low-maintenance lifestyle.”
When completed, the Antiquity community will feature a 30-acre park, athletic fields, an arboretum, an amphitheatre and nine mini parks tucked in and around the homes. Downtown Antiquity will include retail shops and outdoor dining. For additional information on the Cunnane Group, visit www.cunnanegroup.com.
Simonton Windows produces ENERGY STAR® qualified replacement and new construction windows and doors, including a line of impact-resistant products. Founded in 1946, Simonton’s hallmark has been to deliver its made-to-order products in seven days or less. Part of consumer products company Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO), Simonton has manufacturing facilities in four states.
For information, call (800) SIMONTON or visit www.simonton.com.