CGI Commercial Launches Architectural Products Website

(Miami, FL) – CGI Commercial has launched a comprehensive website to support expansion into the commercial market. Designed to educate and inspire architects, the new site may be found at www.commercialcgi.com. Divided into the two categories of windows and doors, segmented pages offer full features/benefits and technical information on Storefront Window Systems and Storefront Entry… Read More

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“Walk on Water” Event Expands Statewide for 2016

If you know CGI, you know we’re very involved and very supportive of our Florida architecture community. It’s an honor to be deeply involved with AIA Florida … but we wanted to take it a step further this year. For the last three years, CGI has sponsored the “Walk on Water” competition put on by… Read More

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Know your windows

Hurricanes are unforgiving forces of nature. These storms can release as much energy as an atom bomb over a very short period of time. One area where many homes are susceptible to damage is the windows. Hurricanes can pick up debris and hurl them through non-impact resistant windows with ease. Nobody wants to be trapped… Read More

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Window & Door Replacement Market on the Rise in 2016

While home sales have remained steady, the market forecast for replacement windows and doors is improving, according the National Association of Home Builders. Average spending between non-moving homeowners and buyers of older homes on replacement windows has been consistent, while the average spending on door replacement has increased for the non-moving segment versus the older… Read More

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8 Things to Consider Before Moving to the Beach

Many people dream about living near the beach, but they never consider some of the odd possibilities that attend beach life. Here are 8 common quirks about life near a beach that might come as a surprise. Some of the stranger aspects of life on the coast can be avoided by taking proper precautions, such… Read More

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3 Design Lessons Architects Can Learn from Golf

1- It’s not as easy as it looks Watch Bubba Watson off the tee, or Jason Day on the green, or Jordan Spieth just about anywhere, and the game of golf might look easy. It’s not.  Reaching the level of success that the pros do takes years of hard work, dedication, and yes, a little… Read More

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Spring Home Improvement: Why Choose Impact Windows

If eyes are the window to the soul, then windows must be the eyes of the home! We wear sunglasses to protect our eyes from the elements, so what’s the best way to protect our windows from the elements? Choose impact windows. For homes near a coastline, window choice is of the utmost importance. The… Read More

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Targa is Opening Doors!

You know and love our Targa windows … and now we’re excited to announce Targa doors! The addition of doors to our Targa product offerings was the natural next step: our windows have earned the game-changer reputation: beautiful products that enhance the aesthetics of a home while providing windows that are low maintenance, offer ong-term… Read More

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Protecting your family and property with CGI

The East Coast of the United States is one of the most dangerous locations for Atlantic hurricanes. For residents and businesses living on or near this side of the country, damage caused by these powerful storms can be devastating. All buildings, whether residential or commercial, need to be structurally sound and built to withstand the… Read More

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Just in time for building season, we’ve updated our website!

Spring is all about new beginnings: spring cleaning, flowers blooming, launching home renovations or even building a new home. Here at CGI, we have a new beginning, too! We’ve completely refreshed and updated our website, making it even easier for you to find the information you need, quickly and easily. If you’re reading this blog,… Read More

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CGI Windows and Doors on Houzz

Popular design website Houzz features CGI Windows and Doors with some of the most stunning installations from around the region. Houzz has become one of the most popular destinations for consumers and professionals alike to view and share designs and innovative products. With over 35 million in monthly unique visitors and $165 million in funding from famed Venture… Read More

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Shelter from the Storm: Hurricane Prep

CGI Windows and Doors thinks it’s Important to Prepare for Hurricane Season Hurricane season is coming fast. While we may have come off a below-average season in 2015, Mother Nature remains ever unpredictable. When it comes to hurricane preparedness, the “readiness is all.” Certainly, Florida has a history of big and often deadly storms: In… Read More

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Say hi to Brian- our new Director of Sales

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Brian Covey to CGI’s senior management team. Effectively immediately, Covey will serve as the Director of Sales and oversee all aspects of sales, business development and project estimating. “Brian is a natural fit for this role given his proven leadership skills, sales expertise, and understanding of our customers, employees… Read More

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A window into the founders’ use of glass

Think specifying and ordering the right glass is hard work? You’re not alone: a recent article in USGlass magazine detailed the crazy challenges faced by three of our founding fathers when it came to getting just the right piece of glass. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington all experienced incredible road blocks when ordering… Read More

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2016 Product Updates

New from CGI Windows & Doors: Innovative Product Updates! High-performance, good-looking products are important to you … which means they’re important to us. Every so often, we like to ask our customers what they would like to see from CGI Windows & Doors with regard to styles, features, colors, options, etc. Trends change, and what’s… Read More

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10 years?

Several have knocked on the door, but none made landfall. Yep, it’s been a full decade without a major hurricane making landfall in Florida. According to the Miami Herald, this is a record! With this years hurricane season in the books, now is the perfect time to think about what windows and doors would be… Read More

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Could you “Walk on Water?”

Just down the road from CGI Windows & Doors HQ is Florida International University – and they’re doing some AMAZING things in their architectural classes! Architecture professor Jaime Canaves teaches a class entitled Materials & Methods of Construction. One of the class assignments: build shoes that successfully allow the student to cross a campus lake… Read More

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Moreland Project Update!

We love it when CGI Windows & Doors projects take off and great things happen! Remember reading earlier this year about Moreland on Trapp, the Miami home designed and built by Randall Moreland, AIA? Well, do we have news for you! In the November issue of DWM Magazine, Moreland on Trapp was recognized with a… Read More

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Welcome, Frank!

We’d like to introduce you to Frank Perna, our new director of operations! Frank joined CGI Windows & Doors in September 2015. He brings with him an illustrious 25-year career in the fenestration industry, including several vice president positions with window and door companies across the country. In his new job with CGI, Frank will… Read More

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It’s important to give back.

We understand the value of community, and of working together to achieve better tomorrows. Recently, we were honored to be able to make two significant donations to improve our community. We don’t want to brag and make this about us, so we’ll share a bit about the people we helped. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is one… Read More

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