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.
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
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.
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
Interesting that you should ask (even though it is just me talking to myself at the moment). The connection is not so direct, but for me it is exactly the…
Window wall by 2Fold.
Steel windows are by far the best choice for openings that highlight a great view. The thin and elegant frames allow for large expanses of glass with minimal interruptions. No framing material other than steel can get the result you want and deserve. Wood, aluminum, and plastics can be used to make windows and doors, but they don’t have the finesse of steel. Getting steel windows built, delivered, and performing in an energy conserving manner can also be difficult.
Hope’s and Crittall have been around since the earliest parts of last century. Their histories are intertwined and go back to the Henry Hope Company in the early 19th century. During the 1990’s there was quite a squabble between Hope’s
In every segment of every product category, there is an 800-pound gorilla. In the folding or bi-folding door market that product would be NanaWall. I can’t tell you how many times I talk to savvy architects and contractors that tell me about their “NanaWall” only to find out that what they are
Contemporary architecture features large expanses of glass with minimal framing to support it. Glass by itself can offer outstanding views of the great outdoors, but unless it is mounted in frames that can move the engagement is a passive one of “look, but don’t touch.”
Decks are thought to be wooden platforms built off the backs of houses to hold a grill, a table, and some chairs. Well, that is what they used to be back in the 70’s, but the trend is for decks to be architecturally