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New England-style windows

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RUTLAND, Vt. -

Windows can change the entire look of your house. One Vermont company is hoping to change your view of the way a window should look with their products that are Made in Vermont.

With the warm weather here many people are finally opening up their windows and bringing the outside in. But one Rutland company says that the view from the outside matters just as much. "It could be the most important feature," said Andy Keeffe from Green Mountain Window and Door Company.

Green Mountain Window and Door Company makes traditional New England style windows that aim to hold up to our extreme seasons. "Every window is made to order," said Keeffe.

Keefe started the company 21 years ago after he was working for a window company out of the Midwest. He noticed major brands wouldn't consider offering windows that met the needs of the climate here while keeping within the traditional style. "Saw the niche, was 23-years-old at the time and just said, ‘Well, if I’m going to start a business this would be the time to do it,’" said Keeffe.

The company now employs 25 people and sends out around 400 of its custom wood windows a month. "We can focus on the Northeastern look," said Keeffe. "Delicate as far as the sightlines and the dividers typically were narrow in this part of the country."

Green Mountain Window also makes the glass for the windows ensuring optimum energy performance."We use a coating that's a silver oxide mix to direct radiant heat toward warmer surface and then fill the space between with argon or krypton gas," said Keefe.

Many of its clients are in historical districts like Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and Long Island, where keeping with tradition is required. This order will be shipped to Maine to a mill getting revitalized. "Wood allows us to focus in on getting the look of the window to match the architectural style we're after where as many windows are covered with aluminum or vinyl which is hard to get the same look made with modern materials," said Keeffe.

Changing the way people view windows with ones that are Made in Vermont.

The average window costs between $500 and $600.

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