It’s Remodeling Time! Your Guide to Steel Factory-Style Windows and Doors

It’s Remodeling Time! Your Guide to Steel Factory-Style Windows and Doors

September 2, 2020
Martin Whitmore, President of US Window & Door
Aluminum Milgard Windows

US Window & Door has been revamping San Diego homes for decades through window and door replacements and installations. While remodeling isn’t our niche or specialty, we understand the value of upgrades and the benefits home improvements can bring. Remodeling is a great way to add some versatility and personality to a home. You change over time and so do your tastes. Styles that used to please you so much starts to look plain.

Now is a great time to get started on a remodel with new doors and windows accenting a project. These features add a lot to the feel of a home and control how much of the outside visits the inside.

Home energy prices are expected to rise by as much as 2.7% in 2021. This increase affects energy pricing and availability while people’s time spent at home continues to grow.With more people spending quality time at home, they use more energy and it adds up.

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Remodeling Windows and Doors?

The intention of a remodel is to change up the size, shape, and color of a room or home in its entirety. Doors and windows get overlooked in many projects because they seem like an unalterable bedrock of the house. As a part of the walls, their functionality are sort of ignored.

Of course, they are the mobile and dynamic components of the walls, not just facades, but interactable objects. This means they need to be functional and presentable. You’ll spend a lot of time looking out a window but how much of that time do you notice the framing of that view?

Why Choose Steel Factory-Style?

Metal frames offer a whole new contour to a home. Unlike wood and vinyl frames, which are largely static in size but different in shape, metal provides more options. While we don’t offer these frame types, we always want to provide our customers with all options.


Steel and other metal-framed portals have a much higher tensile strength. This means you don’t have to sacrifice your view for frame size.

There are some limits when it comes to the weight of the glass panes (tempered is heavier, two paneled weigh even more), but pencil-thin is possible and ideal. With custom made frames from Frontier Welding & Fabrication LLC, geometric shapes can give way to patterns, spirals, and more.


Metal framed window and door replacement support a growing range of styles.

Originally they were used in the early 20th century in industrial complexes and greenhouses. Now they invoke a sleek, modern feel.

Whether you want to indulge in some nostalgia at the turn of this century, or the last, metal frames meet that goal.

Metal frames are produced in multiple colors to match your intended look. Because the metal is treated with a color, you don’t have to worry about repainting upkeep.

Energy Efficient

The strength of the material makes it easier to bulk up on the window and door panes. Though metal itself is a good conductor (and therefore bad at holding temperature), panes can do a lot to trap heat or block unwanted light/UV rays.

They require little upkeep and are easy to clean, unlike wood windows that need to be treated to prevent splintering and weathering.

A World Beyond

There’s a lot to be seen in (and through) today’s windows and doors. With over 30 years in the business, US Window & Door knows all about doors and windows. Check us out for ideas and quotes on your next remodeling project.