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Old 03-11-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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We're building a house and would like to know of recommended companies that offer insulated metal windows and doors (i.e. with thermal breaks). Western Window Systems is all I've found so far.

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I don't have an answer,just a question---why are you limiting the choices to metal framed windows?

I only installed windows like that once--Peach Tree was the brand--2 years ago--customer is still very pleased but I don't consider 2 years long enough to judge the quality--I liked installing them,they were a solid well made unit.

My go to windows are Anderson---never a call back in 25 years---

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I'm with Mike on this one. My last choise on windows and doors would be anything to do with steel.
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http://www.steelwindows.com/products_guide1.htm
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Thanks to all for the input. We're in Sedona, AZ, at 4600' elevation. My intent is not to limit ourselves to metal - we'd love to have wood/clad, and already have a couple of bids, but we have many windows and the cost is quite high. I'd just like to understand what our alternatives are for lower cost windows, but still with a decent U value. (Vinyl has never been a player for us, unless they are much better now, and have some choices in color.)
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Gerkin and Traco are pretty good as is Don Young out of Texas for Aluminum.
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Western is an aluminum manufacturer out of Phoenix. They have done a number of projects in the Sedona area and have thermal break capabilities on most of their products. Check out www.westernwindowsystems.com for more information on the company.

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