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    Has anyone used steel frame windows recently? Do you have one or more favorite manufacturers? How long did it take to have them made?
    This is for historic style windows, not the contemporary look.

    Edit: I guess I'm only looking for manufacturers and/or distributors in the Midwest. I just got a quote from a company in the South and the shipping alone is $4k for ONE large window.
    Last edited by dgbldr; 06-24-2020, 01:04 PM.

  • #2
    Its been a while but I believe Hopes is the standard:

    https://hopeswindows.com/

    I recall Allan has worked with them on a few projects, maybe now now with the energy codes however.

    When you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.

    Theodore Roosevelt

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    • #3
      Hopes windows, my other reply was flagged unapproved. Allan uses them.
      When you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.

      Theodore Roosevelt

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      • #4
        A company called Crystal makes some metal framed windows. I thought they were aluminum but are not sure.

        You talking about like a warehouse window with single panes and multiple pieces of glass. One that maybe the lower portion opens up for ventilation? I have seen some of those at a couple of the salvage shops but have not been to one of those places in probably 6 months. Getting the size you need would be a search

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        • #5
          Dgbldr, although these guys are steel window restorers, it might be worth a call to see what they might have in used windows or who they might recommend for new manufacture.

          I have met and spoken to the owner a few times and their work includes many historic homes including Falligwater.


          https://www.seekirchersteelwindow.com/

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          • #6
            Dgbldr, right after completing the previous post I remembered this company as well.

            https://www.crittall-windows.com/

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            • #7
              Thanks guys. I'll follow up on all of those leads. Calvert, the restoration shop is a very interesting idea, thanks for that. I did not know such shops existed.

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