A replacement window is custom made for a specific space. Unlike new construction windows, if they’re made even a half-inch off, a replacement window won’t fit properly and Gulf Coast Windows can’t install it. So, what happens to these windows?
Replacement windows build homes
Gulf Coast Windows accumulated nearly a quarter million dollars of these perfectly good, but incorrectly sized replacement windows over the past few years. Recently, they not only found a home, but help build two to three more.
“The community has been very good to Gulf Coast Windows,” says Jim Fiume. “This is our way of giving back.”
Gulf Coast Windows donated these first-quality replacement windows to Habitat For Humanity. Some windows will be used in Habitat building projects. Some will be sold to raise money through Habitat For Humanity’s ReStore.
A hand up, not a hand out
Over 940 homes stand today in Houston because of Habitat For Humanity, their sponsors and thousands of volunteers. Every one of them required 300 hours of “sweat equity” work by partner families to build their house. These new homeowners attend classes on home care and how to pay their no-interest mortgage. This program has created homes for over 3,000 Houstonians.
The Habitat ReStore
Because Habitat For Humanity receives so many donations, some are sold to raise more home-building funds through the Habitat ReStore on the South Loop. There you’ll find new and like-new building materials including furniture, paint, cabinetry and more at deeply discounted prices. Every purchase helps Habitat For Humanity in their mission of eliminating substandard housing in Houston.
Thank you, Jim Fiume
Gulf Coast Windows’ replacement windows donation, the largest of its kind in years, is an example of how businesses in Houston help make possible the good works of Habitat For Humanity. It’s also an example of what makes Gulf Coast Windows one of our Trusted Companies.