Why Steel Windows and Doors


In the building industry we see different types of materials used to form windows and doors, but now the go to material of choice is steel.

If you pick up any contemporary style magazine you can see that clean, sleek lines have now become the standard within the industry.  Not only is it clean and sleek looking, in comparison to other building materials steel is by far the strongest. It is 3 times stronger than aluminum, which allows for windows to hold a far greater load, meaning thicker insulated glass allowing for an even better insulation overall. No matter the application, steel windows are always an option. The design versatility of steel enables its use in both traditional and contemporary building design. From private homes to commercial buildings, you can see steel being used across the grid.

Unlike its counterparts steel has an extremely long life cycle. In fact, in some cases steel windows have lasted over 3 generations, typically having to be replaced only due to the failure of glass, gaskets, or the opening itself. A zinc coated steel product will be completely protected by elements such as rust for as long as 50 years!

Steel is a great return on investment for the reasons listed above. These are some of the reasons why steel is being implemented more frequently in building applications. If you want a product that is strong, durable, and clean, look no further than steel windows or doors at North Shore Window & Door.