Sustainable Lake Living

"Ventanas al Cielo" - Windows to Heaven

Products and Materials

Founded in 1959, Generac has earned a reputation as the company home and business owners turn to when the power goes out. The first to engineer affordable home standby generators, along with the first engine developed specifically for the rigors of generator use, they now sell more home standby generators than all of our competitors combined.  Generac revolutionized the commercial market with the first cost effective product line meeting the needs of small and mid-sized businesses.

Generac manufactures the widest range of power products in the marketplace including portable, RV, residential, commercial and industrial generators.  At Generac, we protect the things that power your life by providing quality, affordable power solutions.

We believe Generac‘s continued success will come from our dedication to growth and our core philosophy of ensuring our customers’ peace of mind by delivering a superior product and ownership experience.

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Our Commitment to Sustainability 

Generac is committed to developing a long term vision that promotes environmentally responsible products, processes, and partnerships. They offer product options that allow our customers to shrink their ecological footprint when backup energy use is required. Manufacturing processes are implemented with the goal of minimizing environmental impact by reducing the amount of materials used and emissions produced.

We chose the 20 KW Generac Guardian Series for our lake home, Ventanas al Cielo - Windows to Heaven.

Alside represents over six decades of inspired innovation. Founded in 1947, Alside is a leading manufacturer of vinyl siding and accessories, vinyl windows and patio doors, and fencing and railing products for the residential and commercial remodeling and new construction markets. Alside is located in every major market in North America/

David Lovegrove the Manager at the Alside showroom located at 4850 N. Church Street SE, Smyrna, Georgia 30080 provided us with an unbiased view and guidance in selecting windows, doors and siding. David can be reached at 404-794-4557.

For windows we selected Alside Performance Series windows. They not only enhanced the architectural style of our home, they represent the state-of-the art in terms of energy efficient glass. We chose Climatech Elite windows with Low-E Glass. Alside's exclusive ClimaTech high-performance insulated glass package which incorporates a combination of three energy-efficient elements. each contributing to a superior glass unit that will help to pay for itself in energy savings through all seasons. The glass contained in any of Alside's exclusive ClimaTech® Insulated Glass Packages is a Low-E glass, and a technological breakthrough that means your Alside windows deliver unsurpassed performance and beauty. Low-E, or low-emissivity, glass is an excellent way to increase your home's comfort and energy savings year-round.

For siding we selected Nichiha a fiber cement siding product. Nichiha has always had deep concern for the environment and the people who install our products on a daily basis. It motivated them to formulate a fiber cement products a little differently by reducing the amount of silica and increasing the amount fly ash in their formula. Silica is essentially just a technical term for sand. It’s everywhere. It only becomes a problem when it becomes airborne. Although it’s nearly impossible to eliminate, their products contain the lowest levels of silica in the industry. Fly ash is a natural byproduct of coal-burning power plants. It is abundant and basically inert. By using fly ash Nichiha improves the performance of their products and prevents a substantial amount of post-industrial waste from sitting in a landfill.

Nichiha uses a proprietary stamping procedure to create the vast array of textures. It enables them to create more pressure and have more control than the commonly used rollers used by other manufactures. More pressure means deeper grooves, more shadows and the more visual drama. Nobody gives you more stunning and varied looks than Nichiha. In fact, nobody else even comes close. Every product they offer comes off the line with three protective coatings; 2 coats of primer and an anti-efflorescence coating that prevents chalky residue from appearing. The result is a product that holds paint better and looks better longer. They are confident enough to back that up with the strongest warranty in the business.


When your installation requires extra capacity in less space, the Eljen GSF delivers. While conventional systems rely on a single biomat forming at the soil interface, the Eljen GSF adds a second, primary biomat layer on the surface of its unique Bio-Matt™ Fabric.