Thursday, May 23, 2013

CCS Chooses Astor Windows and Doors as the Windows Specialist for 381 Beechwood Drive in Key Biscayne, Florida

May 23rd, 2013 

Constructive Consulting Services has selected Astor Windows and Doors as the window contractor to specify, supply and install all exterior windows and doors for the new construction, single-family home located at 381 Beechwood Drive in Key Biscayne, Florida. The new 4,000-square-foot, multi-story house will feature Sentinel Series impact-resistant windows manufactured by CGI Windows and Doors. The owners have chosen a white ESP finish with an energy-efficient glass coding. The house is currently under construction and should be finished in 2014. The 3D rendering below shows the front and rear elevations of the house.

Proposed Front Elevation

Proposed Rear Elevation

In-Progress Front Elevation
In-Progress Front Elevation

About Constructive Consulting Services (CCS)
CCS is a design-build general contractor firm specialized in both new construction and remodeling projects for the residential market. CCS is based in Key Biscayne, Florida. For additional information about CCS's current and past projects, you can visit their Website at

About Astor Windows and Doors

Astor Windows and Doors provides and installs impact windows and doors. We serve both residential and commercial clients. Founded in 2003, Astor Windows and Doors has rapidly become the best choice for homeowners, architects and developers who value and appreciate superior quality installations and outstanding customer service. Our hands-on approach to project management, together with our strong commitment to customer service, sets us apart from the competition. For clients looking for impact windows and doors, we have a 3,000-square-foot showroom, featuring large selection of windows and doors by Florida's leading manufacturers. We are Certified General Contractors, license number CGC1506639.  You can visit Astor's Website at

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Improved Impact-Resistant Casement Window by PGT Industries

PGT Industries of Venice, Florida has obtained the Miami-Dade County approval for the performance improvements made on the casement window Series CA740. This casement window series belongs to the manufacturer's WinGuard line of impact-resistant products suited for hurricane protection. The following enhancements can now be found in the Casement Window Series CA740: 
  • Maximum operable casement height has been increased to 84” 
  • Maximum fixed casement window has increased to 145” in width or height, not to exceed 31 ½” in the opposite direction
  • The frame assembly tube maximum height is 62”; assemblies greater than this will require a mull bar with clips. 
  • Additional configuration options are available, for example XXX, OOO, XP/XP, etc. Any configuration can be attached to another configuration within the same opening which was not possible with the previous approval. The only limitation is that one frame assembly tube cannot intersect with another frame assembly tube. 
  • Increased maximum design pressure to +90 / -130
  • Base glass changed from 5/16” Ann/HS to 5/16” Ann/Ann
  • 7/16” glass is no longer required for heights over 63”
  • 7/16” glass is only available with SGP interlayer to achieve higher design pressures
  • Laminated Insulating glass thickness increased from 13/16” to 7/8” which allows colonial insulating muntins with all available glass selections

Miami-Dade County Notice of Acceptance (NOA):
The improved casement product now has three different NOAs.  Previously, PGT had one NOA that incorporated the three major casement styles: fixed, operable and projected awning.  The new NOA numbers are presented below:
  • Casement: NOA#12-1218.09
  • Fixed casement: NOA# 12-1218.11 
  • Projected awning: NOA#12-1218.07 
Sales Information:
For additional information or to obtain a job-specific quote, please contact Astor Windows and Doors via phone at (305) 328-9138 or by email at  Astor Windows is an authorized dealer for PGT Industries.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Astor Windows Achieves Select Dealer Status with CGI Windows


May 2013 (Miami, FL) Astor Windows and Doors has achieved the Select Dealer status with CGI Windows, a leading manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors. This award acknowledges Astor’s performance as one of CGI’s top dealers, based on sales volume, on-time payment record, product knowledge, professionalism, training and superior customer service. Astor Windows became a CGI dealer in April 2011. Since then, Astor Windows has been rapidly becoming a valuable partner, experiencing a substantial year-to-year growth. 

Established in 1992, CGI Windows, located in Miami, Fla., was the first manufacturer of hurricane windows and doors to offer laminated glass that met the most stringent Miami-Dade County impact standards. CGI is known for offering innovative impact windows and doors with unique features and high-quality construction practices that exceed industry standards. CGI doors and windows are beautiful, functional products for new construction and retrofit in both residential and commercial applications. 

Astor Windows and Doors is a full service window and door specialist. The company, founded in 2003, focuses on custom design and installation for both residential and commercial applications. Astor is highly regarded by its customer base for excellence in customer satisfaction and prompt delivery. Astor Windows has a 3,000-square-foot showroom with full-size displays of impact windows and doors. 

Sales Information: For additional information or to obtain a job-specific quote, please contact Astor Windows and Doors via phone at (305) 328-9138 or by email at Astor Windows is an authorized dealer for CGI Windows.