Can Anyone Compete with Hope’s: the leader in steel windows and doors
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Can Anyone Compete with Hope’s: the leader in steel windows and doors

Hope’s Windows is to steel windows and doors what Coca-Cola is to soft drinks. They are the brand by which all the other manufacturers of steel windows are compared. After being a Hope’s agent in the NYC area for about 16 years, I came to understand the company from the inside out.

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Which folding door is best for me and how do I choose?
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Which folding door is best for me and how do I choose?

95% of a doors life will be spent closed and so the view should be a primary concern. A great view can be made or broken when it comes to outfitting the perfect home. The large opening that looks out onto the deck or patio is the space in question. Before you begin, you need to identify your goal. Most of the time, this

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My 5 Step Design Process for Delivering on Quality Custom Jobs
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My 5 Step Design Process for Delivering on Quality Custom Jobs

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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A Kink in the Supply Chain: How Lean Distribution is Changing the Game
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A Kink in the Supply Chain: How Lean Distribution is Changing the Game

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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Virtual Manufacturing of Windows and Doors
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Virtual Manufacturing of Windows and Doors

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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Why Is Environmental Responsibility Important?
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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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5 reasons Hope’s Windows is the leader in Steel Windows and Doors
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5 reasons Hope’s Windows is the leader in Steel Windows and Doors

Hope’s Windows is to steel windows and doors what Coca Cola is to soft drinks. They are the brand by which all the other manufacturers of steel windows are compared.

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From The Outside Looking In; An Outsider’s Perspective of 2Fold®
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From The Outside Looking In; An Outsider’s Perspective of 2Fold®

In The Beginning From laying out footings for sill plates to rest on to banging shingles down sheet by sheet I thought I knew it all. I had all the insider knowledge I could gain in the

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