New and replacements--what looks like old aluminum?

Fori is not pleasedMay 31, 2014


We're doing a large addition plus replacing a few old windows. The look of the old windows is skinny aluminum, 50s style. The new ones ideally would be as minimal as possible, with as little visible frame as possible. We are in a mild climate but still need to meet CA (and my own personal) energy requirements.

My architect suggested Marvin Integrity. They're not bad but still seem bulky compared to the old windows, which are designed to just disappear and not be an actual design feature.

Should we be looking at steel windows? Any brands and lines we should add to our list? Thanks!

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Windows on Washington Ltd

Everything (with the exception of aluminum) will look bulky next to aluminum.

You could also look into steel as an option. Neither Aluminum or Steel will meet Energy Star by today's standards.

Hopes is well regarded in terms of steel.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2014 at 12:41PM
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Fori is not pleased

Thanks! I'll look into those.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2014 at 9:35PM
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Hope's and most steel widows are quite expensive so you may want to sit down when given the price.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 9:07PM
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