Lifetime Windows & Siding Supports Homes for Our Troops in Upcoming 3 Day Building Brigade

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Lifetime Windows and Siding, installer of energy efficient windows, is pleased to announce its support for Homes for our Troops, a non-profit organization that builds special adaptive homes for severely injured veterans.

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Mr. Benson deserves our best product and effort. We are very thankful for his commitment to serve our country.

Lifetime Windows and Siding, installer of energy efficient windows, is pleased to announce its support for Homes for our Troops, a non-profit organization that builds special adaptive homes for severely injured veterans.

Thanks to Homes for our Troops and supporters such as Lifetime Windows and Siding, Army Sergeant Latseen Benson and his family will soon be living in a specially adapted home. This home will afford him the freedom to live independently. Very active, he participates in many adaptive sporting activities, from skiing and SCUBA diving to tennis and hand-cycling.

Sergeant Benson, of Elizabeth, Colorado, lost both legs in 2005 due to a bomb blast during his second deployment to Iraq. While on patrol with his unit, the sergeant was inspecting the perimeter of a vehicle when a bomb buried in a grain sack exploded. After being airlifted to Germany for his first surgery, he spent 9 months as an inpatient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, before being transferred for out-patient treatment in Texas.

Benson is just one of the veterans around the country who have benefitted from this project. In fact, adaptive homes have been built or are under construction for veterans in many states. Lifetime Windows and Siding has already made a donation to supply the whole house with triple pane windows. The window contractors will also be supplying professional labor to install the Energy Star windows during a three-day “building brigade“, June 17-19.

The building brigade will start with only a foundation. Then the community will come together in a barn-raising fashion starting June 17. “Our entire staff will be there installing our windows and helping out in any way we can to build Mr. Benson’s new home,” said Lifetime Windows & Siding owners Peter Svedin and Jason Lewis. “Mr. Benson deserves our best product and effort. We are very thankful for his commitment to serve our country.”

Typically, during these building brigade events, local businesses donate goods, foods, and beverages, and numerous volunteers frame the home, install siding and construct a roof, all in only a few days. Doors and energy efficient windows are added to make the house weatherproof, so the interior phase of work can then begin. Upon completion of the home in August 2011, a presentation ceremony will be held, when the keys to the mortgage-free house will be turned over to Sergeant Benson, his wife and son.

In addition to meeting the needs of the injured veterans at no cost to the vets, Homes for our Troops is working with companies to build homes that are also energy efficient, using materials like Energy Star windows to obtain certification by LEEDS. This agency, known worldwide, provides verification that a building or community was designed and built using stringent green strategies.

With the incorporation of energy efficient building techniques and components, such as recycled steel, fly-ash concrete and triple pane windows, LEEDS buildings save energy, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, improve indoor environmental quality, and provide for stewardship of our resources.

If you would like support the troops who have made great sacrifices to help preserve our freedom, please take this opportunity to donate materials or to serve as professional tradesman or construction volunteers. Non-construction volunteers may contact Community Outreach Coordinator, Autumn Oster.

Lifetime Windows and Siding offers high quality, energy efficient windows, siding and doors from leading manufacturers. The company has over 15 years of combined experience serving customers in Denver and surrounding areas. Products are installed by factory trained craftsmen.

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