Hurricane Season Home Preparation

When it comes to preparing for hurricane season, one of the most important things you can do is keep water, wind, and debris out of your home. Related: Download Our Hurricane Guide When windows or doors break, it often results in the home’s elements, separating from one another with catastrophic results. In the past, homeowners… Read More

Understanding Window Styles: A Guide to Window Style Selection

When selecting windows, there are many things to consider. With multiple window styles available, it is not always easy to tell them apart. Consider this a guide to understanding and selecting windows for a home. Learn some of the primary window styles and what makes them different from one another. Related: Understanding Home Styles Casement… Read More

Inspiration: The Colors of Miami’s South Beach

Whether you live blocks from the ocean or vacation in South Beach, Miami, Florida, there is one thing that always stands out: the colors. Southern Florida, coastal and inland, homes can take inspiration and bring the recognizable palette of this area into your everyday life. Who would not want to feel like they are in… Read More

The Benefits of New Windows and Doors

Homeowners can be both excited and nervous when going through a home renovation or new build. It is not always easy to know where money should be invested and what will give homeowners the most significant return on investment (ROI). But did you know windows and doors can not only help aesthetically improve your home… Read More

HOA Rules to Know Before Buying Replacement Windows

New home construction is tricky. There are millions of choices to make, and it can feel like every single one of them is permanent. But, when it comes to windows and doors, there’s no reason to stress.

New Construction: Windows and Doors Make a Difference

New home construction is tricky. There are millions of choices to make, and it can feel like every single one of them is permanent. But, when it comes to windows and doors, there’s no reason to stress.

Understanding Home Styles and What Makes Them Unique

Image Source: American Glass & Window Inc. One of the things that makes Florida beautiful is the diversity of its people and culture. Whether you’re in the panhandle, central area, or even the Florida Keys, there are numerous styles of homes that make each area (and its neighborhoods’) unique. If you’re considering buying or building,… Read More

How Impact Windows Work Overtime

Impact resistant windows let you enjoy the great outdoors, allow sunlight into your home, and even provide a lovely breeze in on cool days. But they’re working overtime. Did you know your impact windows offer safety, security, and cost savings? How do impact resistant windows help with safety? When a hurricane hits, a lot of… Read More

2020 Coastal Design Trends

Whether you live inland, have expansive ocean views, or are somewhere in between, the feel the coast exudes can be part of any home interior. Explore the top coastal-inspired home trends for 2020 and start thinking about how you’ll apply them to your home. Photo Gallery: Discover Our Sparta Collection Cabinets with Coastal Flare When… Read More

DWM Names the Top Door and Window Dealers 2019

For the 5th year, Door and Window Market Magazine (DWM) has  named their top door and window dealers.  ‘DWM editors undertook extensive research, scoured various sources and conducted field surveys for the latest annual sales and other information.’ We are proud to note that this compilation of top dealers/installers includes some of our very own… Read More

Investors can do well with PGT Innovations even if Florida doesn’t see another big storm for years.

Don’t take it from us, read this recent Wall Street Journal article by Ken Brown.  To see the article directly, click: http://bit.ly/InvestPGTI At its most basic, an investment in PGT Innovations (PGTI)  is a bet that there will be hurricanes in Florida. That part is impossible to time. But investors can do well with PGT… Read More

Top Three Reasons to Invest In Impact-Resistant Windows Now

Top Three Reasons to Invest In Impact-Resistant Windows Now There are important steps to be taken in advance of a hurricane to ensure homes are protected from impending harsh weather conditions. Our impact-resistant windows have long been at the forefront of such protection, offering a variety of styles and options to serve the diverse needs… Read More

CGI’s Sparta Brings Strength and Affordability to Homeowners

CGI’s Sparta Brings Strength and Affordability to Homeowners When considering an upgrade to impact-resistant windows, there are many options to choose from and cost is likely a big part of the decision. For years, a value-custom option for impact-resistant windows wasn’t available to homeowners. While the unmatched safety and protection that impact-resistant windows provide is… Read More

CGI Products and Severe Weather Events

CGI Products and Severe Weather Events As a long-standing Florida-based company operating in the building and remodeling industry, CGI is particularly sensitive to weather-related risks posed to residents of this state. The destruction of homes and businesses caused by hurricanes, as well as the disruption caused to the daily lives of the residents, affects all… Read More

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

“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

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

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

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

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