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  • Simonton Windows Renews As Co-Sponsor of 2012 Great American Home Show

    January 16 2012

    COLUMBUS, OHIO – Simonton Windows, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of vinyl windows and doors, will once again co-sponsor the Great American Home Show in Parkersburg, W. Va. Presented by the Mid-Ohio Valley Home Builders Association, the annual home show will be held in the Park Shopping Center in the old Big Bear building on February 3 - 5, 2012.

    “Once again we’re pleased to return as a lead sponsor for this show,” says Gary Pember, vice president of marketing with Simonton Windows. “Our company has a long, proud history in the Mid-Ohio Valley that involves supporting our local home builders association. One way we are supporting them this year is to again provide window packages that will be auctioned off as a major fundraising effort for the Mid-Ohio Valley Home Builders Association.

    “We appreciate the support our local builders, remodelers and contractors have provided to Simonton over the years and we’re excited to participate in this annual event.”

    Each of the three energy-efficient window packages being donated by Simonton is valued at $5,000 retail and will be auctioned off on Sunday afternoon, February 5, 2012.

    Leaders at Simonton Windows encourage all Mid-Ohio Valley residents to view a new YouTube video the company has posted detailing the harmful effects of lead-based paint on homes built prior to 1978. The video educates homeowners on the dangers of harmful lead dust in the homes and can be viewed at

    “An estimated 30 million homes in the United States today still contain lead-based paint, which can be extremely harmful especially to children,” says Pember. “The friction created by opening and closing windows and doors coated in lead-based paint can generate lead dust, which contaminates the household. This harmful dust can be inhaled and inadvertently spread to other areas of the home.”

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    According to Rick Nevin, a consultant to the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH), the worst news is that young children, who crawl on floors and have hand-to-mouth contact, are especially susceptible to the harmful effects of lead poisoning. “Research indicates that the everyday activity of opening and closing windows creates friction that then allows invisible lead dust to enter the air,” says Nevin.

    “Young children, who crawl on the floor where the lead dust has settled, can be especially at risk,” according to Nevin. “Toddlers put their hands in their mouths ... and after playing on the floor near a window, they can easily transfer the lead dust into their mouths. The ingested lead travels through the bloodstream to a child’s developing brain, causing many types of neurobehavioral damage.”

    The awareness video created by Simonton Windows at has been posted on YouTube to educate homeowners and encourage them to review their homes for lead paint issues. Simonton also offers free materials and more information on lead safe issues at its website at

    Attendees at the 2012 Great American Home Show can gain information on a multitude of home improvement products, including Simonton Windows, from local exhibitors. Co-sponsored by 84 Lumber, the show continues to be the most popular home show in the Mid-Ohio Valley each year.

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