Complex Features Daylight, Energy Efficiency

Southpoint Cove project uses 4,300 windows and sliding-glass doors for the nine-building complex.

More than 4,000 windows and sliding-glass doors were used in the 24 condominiums and more than 300 apartments in the Southpoint Cove at Waters Edge complex.

Nearly 78-million baby boomers nationwide are reshaping the housing market by downsizing from heavily mortgaged homes needing constant upkeep to less spacious, low-maintenance environments filled with bright decors, open floor plans, and a wide array of modern, energy-efficient doors, windows, appliances, and utilities.

On the southern edge of Lake Ontario, along the Irondequoit Bay in Webster, NY, the developers of Southpoint Cove at Waters Edge recently took advantage of this trend when they opened the upscale living complex. With 24 condominiums and more than 300 apartments spread across nine separate buildings, the resort-style accommodations also offer a complete community center featuring a theatre, fitness center, swimming pool, and fully equipped kitchen for large-group gatherings.

The windows used in the project feature an easily removable top sash that facilitates drywall pass-through, exterior brick mould, and a constant-force balance system.

“This was a massive undertaking with a very specific direction,” stated Michael Seitz at supplier Lakeside Building Products, Ontario, NY. “We specialize in best-choice exterior building products. Based on our reputation and long-term support of the local marketplace, we were asked to supply the project’s windows, doors, siding, railing, and decking. Everything specified was chosen for its ability to combine quality and maintenance-free durability with excellent pricing.”

Among the products installed were 2,200 single-hung windows and 2,100 sliding-glass doors from MI Windows and Doors, Gratz, PA. The 4300 series windows used at Southpoint Cove offer a number of builder-friendly attributes, including an easily removable top sash that facilitates drywall pass-through, an exterior brick mould, and a constant-force balance system. Dual-pane glass and a multi-chambered mainframe also ensure energy efficiency.

The 910 vinyl sliding-glass doors are available in two- and three-panel configurations with a warm-edge spacer system that maximizes energy efficiency and improves the seal performance of the insulated glass units.

“Our company has worked with many manufacturers over the years,” stated Seitz. “Many have come and gone. MI has continually been there with quality products and pricing that meet ever-tightening budgets. Southpoint Cove is just another example of the quality of their product line and their ability to meet strict customer requirements.”

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