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Remodeling 101: Steel Window and Door Fabricators


Remodeling 101: Steel Window and Door Fabricators

September 14, 2017

We feature steel windows and doors so frequently on Remodelista that we shouldn’t be surprised at the number of sourcing requests we receive about them. “Where can I find steel windows and doors?” our readers ask, with surprising regularity. In the interest of doing our civic duty, we’ve rounded up some sourcing ideas.

Steel windows and doors have many advantages: Due to the material’s strength, steel windows have very slender sight lines, they work well in both traditional and modern houses, and they require minimal upkeep compared with wood windows and doors. For more, read our primer: Remodeling 101: Steel Factory-Style Windows and Doors.

Here are eight suppliers that come highly recommended by several architects and builders we quizzed.

Bliss Nor-Am

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Above: Remodelista’s own Francesca Connolly chose Bliss Nor-Am windows for her Brooklyn Heights home. Based in Rochester, NY, and Canada, Bliss Nor-Am makes high-quality, beautifully detailed powder-coated metal doors and windows. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista.

Crittall Windows

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Above: San Francisco architect Malcolm Davis used Crittall Windows for this indoor/outdoor shower featured in Expert Advice: 10 Essential Tips for Designing the Bathroom. This venerable company was founded in 1889 in the UK and has provided windows and doors to Yale University, Walter Gropius, and the New York Botanical Gardens. Photograph courtesy of Malcolm Davis.

Clement Windows

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Above: Architects Gundry & Ducker used double-glazed steel windows from Clement Windows in the UK on this home featured in Steal This Look: A House with Slate Shingle Siding. Photograph by Hufton & Crow, courtesy of Gundry & Ducker.

Optimum Window

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Above: In a Brooklyn renovation, architect Elizabeth Roberts used custom powder-coated steel windows from Optimum Window in Ellenville, New York. See the rest of the project in Indoor/Outdoor Living, Brooklyn Style. Photograph by Dustin Aksland, courtesy of Elizabeth Roberts.

A&S Windows

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Above: Architect Drew Lang chose A&S Windows of Brooklyn for the steel-framed French doors and balcony featured in A House United: Reimagining a Brooklyn Brownstone. Photograph by Ty Cole for Lang Architecture.

Torrance Steel Window Co.

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Above: The work of Torrance Steel Window Co. can be spotted around the US, from the Guggenheim Museum in New York to residential projects by Olson Kundig Architects on the West Coast. Here, architect Barbara Bestor chose Torrance windows for a house featured in A New England Kitchen by Way of LA. Photograph by Jessica Comingore for Remodelista.

Hope’s Windows

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Above: Located in Jamestown, New York, Hope’s Windows makes top-of-the-line steel and bronze windows and doors. Photograph courtesy of Hope’s Windows.

Bonelli Windows

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Above: In Northern California, Bonelli Windows is a favorite with architects. They come recommended by Gustave Carlson, who used them in the project featured in Architect Visit: Gustave Carlson in Inverness.

N.B. This post is an update; it originally ran on March 24, 2009, as part of our Colorful Accents week.

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