Come See My New Baby
OpenUp window extended to near full open 90˚ position

Come See My New Baby

OpenUp is a departure for me in that the 2Fold technology of joining steel and Accoya® (the miracle wood) has been modified/tweaked hence the “adoption.” In this creation I reached out to the world at-large and committed the heretical act of substituting aluminum for my precious steel.

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2Fold® Reasons for Strategic Partnerships

The idea of a strategic partnership is to find other companies that have something that you don’t have in your bag of tricks. If this analysis passes the mirror test where the “fit” looks the same from the other side, then you have a strategic partnership in the making.

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We’re ALL a little Divided . . .
Textured glass placed underneath some muntin grids on a fixed unit/awning window combo.

We’re ALL a little Divided . . .

Why is it that something that costs so much or holds value to someone, may be completely worthless to another? “Is the glass half full or half empty?”

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What is the best insect screen for doors?
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What is the best insect screen for doors?

Sliding screen doors work well and can stack over each other when not in use. If the sliding doors are pocketed, where the panels retire into a hidden pocket in the wall when opened , the sliding screen panels can do the same. Unfortunately, the screen door stack is always visible through even the closed glass panel where they reside when no

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What is a lockbox?
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What is a lockbox?

How It Happens and How You Can Avoid It Innovators are the ultimate optimists. They seek to make things more functional, productive, and resilient. Many of these innovators are entrepreneurs. By nature, entrepreneurs are individuals or small groups often with limited resources. An

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Don’t Innovate Yourself Out of Business
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Don’t Innovate Yourself Out of Business

How It Happens and How You Can Avoid It Innovators are the ultimate optimists. They seek to make things more functional, productive, and resilient. Many of these innovators are entrepreneurs. By nature, entrepreneurs are individuals or small groups often with limited resources. An

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IS THERMAL INSULATION NECESSARY FOR STEEL WINDOWS?
Illustration of how thermally broken windows and doors work through various applications.

IS THERMAL INSULATION NECESSARY FOR 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. Steel was the metal window profile material of choice until the 1960s, when aluminum came onto the scene. Aluminum extrusions were a lot less expensive

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What is the Best Alternative to Crittall & Hope’s?
There are muntin grids on a window wall and out swing door of this sun room over looking a large body of water.

What is the Best Alternative to Crittall & Hope’s?

Interior window wall | out-swing door | lake view
Inside lake view window wall with an operating out-swing door

Hope’s and Crittall have been around since the earliest parts of last century. They are household names that have dominated the market for years. They make excellent products, but are they the only option? Are they the best option, for that matter? Not necessarily.

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