Maryland Students Learn How to Install Windows

May 21, 2012

Rollin’ Supply, a Rockville, Md., building products distributor, and Simonton Windows, the manufacturer of vinyl windows and doors, recently teamed up to help 40 high school students learn proper window installation techniques. Experienced professionals from both companies worked with students from Thomas Edison High School of Technology in Silver Spring, Md., on a home under construction near their school.

The home under construction is sponsored by the Montgomery County Students Construction Trades Foundation, a non-profit foundation encouraging the interest of career education related to the construction industry. The home, which will take two years to complete so that the students can learn all aspects of the construction industry, is the 39th home built as part of the Young American House Program.

 With help from Rollin' and Simonton personnel, students installed 40 windows at the project home in Maryland.

Founded in 1976, the Young American House Program focuses on giving high school juniors and seniors experience with five key construction trade areas: carpentry, masonry, electricity, HVAC and plumbing. Rollin’ Supply and Simonton Windows are repeat contributors.

“This hands-on learning program is an investment in the future of our industry,” says Jeff Lemley of Rollin’ Supply. “We worked with two sets of students to educate them on the proper way to flash, install and secure a window in an opening. They had the opportunity to install the Simonton ProFinish windows in this project home which will be sold when completed. Profits from the sale support the project, which is self-sustaining, along with providing scholarships for students enrolled in construction management classes at Montgomery College.”

“Support of companies like Rollin’ Supply and Simonton Windows is crucial to the ongoing success of this program,” says Michael Fekete, instructional specialist for the program. “These companies are a valuable resource for our students. We appreciate the products, on-site instruction and real-world insights into window installation that these professionals provide for our students.”