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 Window Styles

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 windows with ease. Nobody wants to be trapped in… 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

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

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 long-term… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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