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I am moonlighting and designing a modern home in salt lake city utah and was wondering what is the most affordable residential metal windows for a modern design? My budget is somewhat limited so I want to try and find something that is affordable yet still provides a thermal break.
Thanks in advance!
What kind of metal? Steel or aluminum? Storefront or residential windows?
I don't really have a preference to whether they are steel or aluminum. Of course aluminum would be great due to the low maintenance if I got an anodized finish, but if steel is a lot cheaper than I would probably go with steel.
As for storefront or residential, I am open to whatever.....I have just heard horror stories of quality control with stick built storefront systems in a residential setting.
Aluminum, thermally broken, nail-on. Steel will be very expensive and probably won't meet energy code. A commercial aluminum storefront will also be expensive.
Try something like this: http://www.milgard.com/professionals/architectural-library/aluminum-thermally-improved.asp
Steel is mad expensive and no thermal break.
If you want mod and cheap then it is storefront. Install quality is on the contractor.
Thanks gwharton and gruen.....
I am thinking that we might try and use storefront the one concern is the warranty, any ideas on any commercial storefront companies that will warranty a residential project?
Call the rep.
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