Windows & Doors

traditional building magazine

In-depth reports examining the materials and techniques involved with installing and restoring windows and doors in traditionally-designed or historic buildings, including style specifications. 

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NIKO Contracting Co., Inc.

Custom fabricator & contractor of sheet metal & roofing: slate, tile & other roofing; storefronts, cornices, cupolas, domes, steeples, snow guards & leader heads; copper, lead-coated copper, zinc & stainless steel; metal ceilings.

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Making Sense of Metal Windows in Historic Buildings

A hallmark of progressive 20th-century architecture, the metal window – first in steel and later aluminum – continues to improve on its early promise of more glass with less maintenance, while adapting to the 21st century needs of historic sensitivity, thermal efficiency and environmental security.