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Why Is Environmental Responsibility Important?

Custom manufacturing is in my blood. And challenges in meeting unique client driven solutions are what I live for. Over the years I have been asked to create many new window and door designs. I’ve never built a standard product that could be mass produced. But, there have been times when I’ve given in to overly optimistic engineering and manufacturing practices.

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What’s up with glazing beads on steel windows and doors?

Funny that you should ask. It is one of the most misunderstood components in the construction of steel windows and door. In almost all cases they are NOT made out of steel. You wouldn’t know to look at them because they are painted to match the hot-rolled steel profile sections.

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Why are Steel Windows & Doors SO Hard to Install?

The most common installer of windows and doors is a carpenter. As a generalization, these individuals are well versed in handling a multitude of wood products and materials. They think like carpenters. They think in terms relative to lumber and a certain amount of

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How do I select the best folding door for me?

To make the best decision about anything, you need to identify your goal before you begin.  Most of the time this means that you have a single vision or concept about what your life will be like when this goal is attained and some idea about what it will look like. 

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Can Window and Door Competitors Be Friends?

Yesterday, I had the pleasure to meet a project architect from a firm I have worked with for many, many years on a job site. We showed some samples and discussed her project’s design intent and special needs. It was a lot of fun for me because

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Thermal Insulation & Steel Windows

The steel window and door industry has long been resistant to adding thermal insulation to their products. We need a little history here to help explain the reasons behind the reluctance.

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Shop, Manufacturing, 2Fold®, Brewster New York,

Another Steel Window & Door Company Moves to New York

New York State is the home to more steel window and door companies and builds more of them than any other state in this country.  So you might want to ask why a company that had been based in Arizona wanted to move to this crowded market.  Well, the reason is that . . . well, it’s complicated

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