LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earthwise Windows and Doors (http://www.earthwisewindows.com) is a major sponsor of this year's Home for Life, a photo-realistic online tour showing how a house is transformed into the ideal home for active baby boomers who choose to age in place. In a survey conducted by AARP, 84% of today's 80 million+ U.S. baby boomers expressed the desire to remain in their homes. This preference by those of retirement age has spawned an architectural design movement called Universal Design. Earthwise products align with the three principles of this design movement.
Universal Design is the practice of incorporating products for the "built" environment that are both aesthetically pleasing and useable by everyone, regardless of age or physical ability. By participating in the Home for Life online tour, Earthwise Windows and Doors helps to demonstrate how every home can be easily upgraded for long term usability.
Earthwise windows and patio doors align with the three principles of Universal Design:
PRINCIPLE #1: Stabilizing or reducing the cost of home ownership with energy-efficient products
Earthwise windows and doors are ENERGY STAR certified and meet the highest performance standards in the industry. Energy-saving features and options include insulating glass with Warm Edge spacers, low‐E coatings, argon gas and more. Earthwise products can save hundreds, up to thousands, of dollars annually on energy bills.
PRINCIPLE #2: Providing products that are inexpensive and easy to install
Affordable Earthwise windows and doors are custom made to fit inside an existing opening with minimal disruption to trim, frame and siding. Earthwise products are a popular choice for builders, remodeling contractors and homeowners.
PRINCIPLE #3: Providing quality, low-maintenance products with long life cycles
Earthwise products are maintenance free and worry free: They are backed by a transferable Limited Lifetime Manufacturer's Warranty. The Earthwise Group is one of the few U.S. window and patio door manufacturers to have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, which provides an additional 2-year money-back guarantee.
Home for Life Online Tour
To see the lifelike tour through a typical home, with vivid depictions of the before/after transformation using Universal Design concepts, visit Home for Life: http://www.homeforlife2014.com
Home for Life is produced by Remodeling Magazine and AARP. Earthwise Windows and Earthwise Patio Doors are major sponsors of the annual Home for Life tour.
SOURCE Earthwise Group, LLC