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Window of Opportunity for Builders

PENSACOLA, FLA - Builders looking to set their homes apart have a unique "window of opportunity" to make a big impact on their clients. By taking advantage of the same standard 3' x 5' opening and installing a decorative glass window in the space, builders can add design appeal to a home.

Both the Prairie and Baroque styles of windows in the Home Designer Collection by Hy-Lite are available in the widely-used standard sizing of 3' x 5'. The fixed windows feature silkscreened tempered glass with clear decorative lines on the interior. Textured privacy glass on the exterior assures seclusion. The Prairie window has a simplistic outer edge double line design that works with a variety of home styles from traditional to contemporary while the Baroque design features a mosaic pattern appealing to both modern and classic home designs.

"The ease of incorporating a privacy window in a home is staggering," says Roger Murphy, president of Hy-Lite, a U.S. Block Windows Company. "A typical home design calls for a multitude of 3' x 5' window openings. Instead of placing a clear glass window in every opening, a builder can simply select specific areas where privacy and/or design appeal is needed within the home, such as a bedroom, bathroom or home office.

"The fully-framed privacy window installs just as quickly and easily as a standard clear glass window, but can truly set the home apart in the marketplace. From both the interior and exterior the privacy window adds designer appeal to the home. And, from a practicality standpoint, the homeowner still gets natural light filtering into the room."

Murphy points out that the Prairie window, in particular, can complement an entire home window package. "Many window manufacturers offer Prairie-style grids on their clear glass windows," says Murphy. "Imagine how 'unified' a home would look with privacy windows reflecting that same Prairie style design throughout key areas of the home."

Hy-Lite offers the 3' x 5' windows with the options of a nail fin, nail fin with J-channel or retrofit framing. The vinyl window frames are available in white, tan, driftwood and bronze. The frame sizes are 35.5" x 59.5" with a rough opening of 36" x 60".

A 26-page Privacy by Design catalog featuring all privacy windows and products from Hy-Lite can be requested for free by calling 1-888-256-2599 or by sending a request to

Hy-Lite, a U.S. Block Windows Company, is the leading manufacturer of acrylic block, glass block and decorative glass windows. The company's privacy product options include acrylic block shutters, accent panels, radius walls, partition walls and door inserts. Since 1988, the Pensacola, Florida-based company has been committed to providing residential and commercial construction professionals and homeowners with elegant, affordable privacy window designs. For more information, visit