Read more about the article Come See My New Baby
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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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Read more about the article 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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Read more about the article 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

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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Read more about the article IS THERMAL INSULATION NECESSARY FOR STEEL WINDOWS?
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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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Read more about the article What is the Best Alternative to Crittall & Hope’s?
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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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