Viwinco Windows supplied all the bronze OceanView fixed casement and casement windows, as well as patio doors,
for's First to the Future Home, hosted by Ty Pennington. 

Fixed casement windows, placed high above La Cantina doors, offer views of Spanish Moss and the pool.
Modern furniture and open floor plan contrast beautifully with the lush scenery outside. 

The warmth and privacy created by the pastiche of trees
and the the depth of the bathtub are set off against the daylight streaming
through fixed casement transom/casement combinations. In this
environment, radiance and solitude go hand in hand. 

Hinged on the right or left, casement windows are an ideal choice for hard-to reach areas
such as above the kitchen sink. Turn the handle to propel them outward;
it's like opening a small door to the surroundings.
The folding handle design tucks away for a streamlined look. 

The rich bronze exterior laminate on these fixed casement and casement windows complement the natural look of the cypress siding, and underscore the variations in texture found in the environment. 

Alternating singles, twins, and triple casement units with transoms creates continuity without sacrificing variety.  

The home's nearly 200 windows are central to its atmopshere and design-- and essential to the safety of everything and everyone inside. During a storm,
their strength will protect the integrity of entire building envelope, preventing wind and debris from entering the house, lifting the roof and pushing the walls outward.
David Barnes discusses how OceanView windows are made with Ty.

Balance, symmetry, and elegance are established through the alignment of this casement/fixed casement unit with the recessed patio door and transom.  

Different types of siding are unified by the repeated shape, size, color and placement of the fixed casement transoms and casement windows. 

Alternating single and combination units
create equilibrium, rhythm and interest.

A 3-lite patio door with center operating unit and stainless steel handle in ground floor den. Bronze exterior/white interior. 

A study in patterns, contrasts and rhythms. Casement windows with brushed nickel hardware and bright green foliage are juxtaposed against the empty brown branches and muted tones in the image painted on the door. Across the courtyard, more windows add to the correlation drawn throughout between openness and depth.

Obscure glass provides privacy and lets in natural light, making it the ideal choice for the steamroom.
A twin casement with stainless steel hardware opens to the interior courtyard, enhancing the home's dual atmosphere of openness and enclosure.

Ten bronze patio door units, some with two panels and some with three,  provide easy indoor/outdoor access throughout the home.

Just before the Reveal, Viwinco President David Barnes smiles and waves from behind one of the home's
many bronze OceanView casement/fixed casement window combinations.
Right: twin patio door transom over 2-lite patio door 

Light and space:   Casement fixed transoms extend the vertical reach of the casements, adding drama and height to the home's streamlined look. 

The alignment of windows and patio doors in the kitchen eating area, and the symmetrical, clean lines that are the hallmark of modern architecture,
call even more attention to the main attractions. First, the dense greenery, and, second: the enigmatic portrait  on the one wall space devoid of windows. 

A long row of bronze fixed casement windows above patio doors. Like the rest of the home,
the pool leaves the ornamentation to the surroundings, which teem with gorgeous irregularities. 

Every room in Ty's First to the Future Home was designed for energy efficiency with Ty's love of and esteem for the natural world in mind. 

Viwinco used electronically tintable Sage Glass in the windows on the sun-exposed sides of the home.
If you've ever wondered how many hands are needed to lift and install an impact-resistant, fully wired casement window wall , put your questions to rest..

Ty Pennington stands alongside the manufacturing employees who made the casement windows for's First to the Future Home.
Take a look at how his windows were manufactured from start to finish

Ty Pennington observes first-hand how the laminated glass for his windows is assembled in Viwinco's clean room, a dust-free environment controlled for temperature and humidity, Here, Ty touches the polyvinyl butyral (PBV) impenetrable interlayer that will be pressed between a double-pane of clear glass and a pane of tempered Solarban low-e glass.

Viwinco Windows President David Barnes explains Viwinco's patented reinforcement system for double-hung windows to Ty Pennington.

Ty Pennington and Viwinco Windows President David Barnes in Viwinco's 140,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. Read more about Ty's visit. 

At the First to the Future Home Reveal, Spring, 2015. Left to right: Richard Anderson, Colin Baker, Fred Lewers, David Barnes, Ty Pennington, Lou Deluca, Mark Koenig

Watch's First to the Future home come together, episode by episode. 

The first time Viwinco Windows teamed up with Ty Pennington, for the 2011 Thanksgiving Special of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, we knew it would be an adventure well worth its while. We didn't know that Hurricane Irene would strike during the week of filming, spawning tornadoes in the area, leaving the build site in jeopardy of destruction, and forcing evacuation...just after the windows had been installed.

Viwinco's S-Series windows performed phenomenally during Irene. That experience seemed to take on its own circular logic a few years later, when Ty partnered up with NextGen Home TV to design and build a hurricane-resistant, energy-efficient home to be featured on their First to the Future Home Series. Located on the Florida coast, the home would contain a lot of windows. Outstanding thermal performance numbers would be key to meeting the goal of saving energy. Plus, the home's vulnerability to high winds and the flying debris produced by potential hurricane and tropical storm conditions demanded the protection provided by impact-resistant products. Viwinco's OceanView® product line fit the bill on both counts.

After the show's producers contacted us for initial exploratory talks, the architect and design team headed out to Morgantown, PA to tour our plant. What they saw—our in-house lamination and tempering departments; our testing facility in which we shoot impact products with a 2 x 4 projected out of a canon at 50 mph, and then blast them for hours with simulated wind gusts of up to 172 mph—assured them that OceanView windows were perfect for the project. That we offer high-end options not routinely associated with vinyl windows sealed the deal. We could provide the bronze color they were seeking to enhance the home's cypress siding, the pocket filler needed for installation, and the brick mold trim casing to create the finished look they were after. We also had the in-house capabilities to install Sage glass in windows that would be located on the sun-exposed sides of the house.

Those first steps were taken two-and-a-half years ago. We made countless trips to Florida during that time to oversee installation, from the steamy day in May, 2014, when the first window was installed, to the steamy day in May, 2015, when we celebrated the Reveal. We're proud that OceanView casement and fixed casement windows, along with patio doors, were selected for a project consistent with our ideals for the future of residential building: a home that works in concert with the environment, and benefits the quality of the lives of its inhabitants.

What we found out during the Extreme Makeover project Ty proved to be true again: there's never a dull moment when Ty is around. Our adventures didn't include any hurricanes or sudden evacuations, but they did encompass many unforgettable moments...such as the first delivery of windows to the build site. Our 53' tractor trailer didn't quite make it around the Spanish Moss-lined, elbow-sharp turn in the dirt driveway. That's where the 8-foot branch, the forklift as big as two vans, and the 600-pound windows that rode it to the site come into the story. One hundred and forty-six windows—and seven thousand nails—later, though, it's the awed, appreciative look on Ty's face, as he watched the install, that comes back to us. If a house with so many windows is anything, it's a testament to the homeowner's love of his surroundings.

For us, however, the greatest memories were made last summer, when Ty visited our plant in Morgantown, PA to see for himself "why the windows are so good." He got his answer on the Casement Production Line, where he met the people who made his windows. We even let Ty shoot the air canon. Epic.