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Reliable Lighthouse Restoration Initiative
JELD-WEN’s Reliable Lighthouse Restoration Initiative supports America's aging lighthouses by providing technologically superior windows and doors that preserve an historic aesthetic.
Four lighthouses have received JELD-WEN® windows and doors: Umpqua River Lighthouse, built in 1894 on Winchester Bay, Ore., received new JELD-WEN products as the pilot initiative in 2005. The iconic Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, built in 1875 on Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Md., received new windows and doors in 2007. Wind Point Lighthouse, built in 1880 on Lake Michigan near Racine, Wis., also received new windows and doors in 2007. New Canal Lighthouse, built in 1890 on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, La., received new windows and doors in 2012.
JELD-WEN’s proprietary AuraLast® Wood was used in each lighthouse. Lighthouses are exposed to harsh weather day in and day out. This constant moisture can lead to wood rot. JELD-WEN® Windows with exclusive AuraLast® Wood offer to-the-core protection against wood rot. Because AuraLast withstands the rigors of coastal climates, it is a superior choice for lighthouse renovation.
New Canal Lighthouse
New Canal Lighthouse in New Orleans, built in 1890, was heavily damaged after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is reconstructing New Canal as an aid to navigation, museum and environmental education center.
JELD-WEN products used in this restoration were: Custom Wood windows, made with superior rot-resistant AuraLast® Wood to withstand the rigors of coastal climates, and Custom Wood Mahogany doors. Both windows and doors were designed to closely resemble the originals.
Wind Point Lighthouse
The Wind Point Lighthouse is one of the tallest lighthouses on the Great Lakes. Breathtaking views of Lake Michigan were restored with new JELD-WEN® windows, and the 108-foot tower is more secure with a new JELD-WEN fiberglass door.
Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse
This lighthouse is a National Historic Landmark on Chesapeake Bay. It opened its new JELD-WEN® doors (and windows) to tourists in 2007. It was built in 1875.
Umpqua River Lighthouse
Our 2004 pilot project, the Umpqua River Lighthouse, overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Oregon's oldest beacon now looks like new while staying true to its roots.