(HIT) – How do you create a stand-out home? Start with the windows. According to Charlie Babb with Babb Custom Homes, he relies on ProFinish® vinyl windows for 95 percent of the custom homes his company builds.

Image of a beautiful living room with a surround window by Simonton
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“Most of our customers in the coastal areas of the Carolinas rely on our expertise in making a window selection,” says Babb, operating owner of Babb Custom Homes in Little River, South Carolina. “Our number one recommendation is the ProFinish window series from Simonton Windows. These windows have clean, crisp lines, are energy efficient and feature low-maintenance vinyl frames that our customers love.”

Babb Custom Homes uses a “hands on” approach to help them construct up to 15 unique custom homes each year. Babb personally visits each job site daily to ensure that every aspect of construction meets his high quality standards. And, the company stays on top of current product trends and designs to assure customers receive the best products possible at the most competitive prices.

According to Babb, there are three major ways a home buyer can work with their builder to create a “home of distinction” that will bring long-term enjoyment and resale value to a project. “Start by working with an architect or designer who has the same vision as you and is up-to-date on codes and requirements for your area,” says Babb. “Next, you should do your research. It’s our job as a builder to stay on top of product trends and options, however the more you know as a consumer the better the home.

“Finally, select a builder who you trust and feel can bring your plans to life. Look for someone who offers you cost effective design suggestions that will enhance your home. After all, your home should be as unique as you are.”

One of Babb’s recent homes, in the Tidewater Plantation subdivision in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, features a low country cottage style with 2,483-square feet of space. Another recently-finished home Babb Custom Homes created is located in the Crow Creek subdivision in Calabash, North Carolina. The 4,911-square feet of space in the traditional style home includes expansive eating and relaxation areas, all with large windows featuring designer perimeter style grids.

“We build quite a few homes with water views, so picture window units are incorporated into many of our homes to capture every aspect of the views,” says Babb. “We return again and again to using ProFinish windows during the past 12 years because of the quality, pricing, and service we get from Simonton.”

With superior air, water and structural ratings, new construction ProFinish windows and patio doors from Simonton feature an integral nailing fin and J-channel for streamlined installation, an attractive beveled frame and advanced glass options. For more information, visit www.simonton.com/List/Windows/Collection/ProFinish. And, for more details on Babb Custom Homes, visit www.babbcustomhomes.com.

About Simonton Windows

Simonton Windows produces ENERGY STAR® qualified vinyl replacement and new construction windows and doors, including a line of impact-resistant products. Simonton was ranked #1 in quality in the 2013, 2009, 2007, 2002 and 1998 Brand Use Studies sponsored by Builder magazine and has won three Best In Class Awards administered by LBM Journal Research Institute.

Founded in 1946, Simonton’s hallmark has been to deliver the industry’s shortest, most dependable lead-times. Part of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), Simonton delivers award-recognized products throughout the United States and North America. Simonton is a Founding Sponsor of The Weather Museum, a Lifetime Founding Sponsor of the Lead Safe America Foundation, and a supporter of Homes for Our Troops. For information, call (800) SIMONTON (1-800-746-6686) or visit www.simonton.com. Follow Simonton on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest for the latest news and promotions.

ENERGY STAR is a government program that helps consumers protect the environment through superior energy efficiency and is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Courtesy: Home Improvement News and Information Center