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The Secret Trick to Great Steel Windows: Hollow, Roll Formed Parts

Steel windows are great. Steel windows on your terms are even better. 

These sleek, modern products are now popular in not only commercial architecture, but in residential applications as well. It’s not hard to see why -- steel windows are the best at matching durability with elegance.

Choosing Your Aesthetic for Architectural Metal Mouldings

Choosing the right aesthetic for your architectural project is more complex than it may seem. There are many metals to choose from, and many types of finishes available. Each finish provides its own unique aesthetic, and the finished effect will shift depending on the richness, lighting, and[...]

The Very Most Corrosion-Resistant Metals

For most projects, no single factor drives the choice of metal for any kind of application. You might want something that’s easily formable but also strong -- or great looking -- or inexpensive. One topic that often comes up, especially for projects that’ll reside in harsh environments like[...]

Galvannealed vs Galvanized Steel for Architectural Design

Galvannealed and galvanized steels start out similarly. They are both dipped into a hot zinc bath (approximately 850° F), so the zinc bonds to the metal's surface. This coating increases the steel's durability and protects against corrosion.

It's the introduction of a secondary process that[...]

ECO-FRIENDLY INTERIOR DESIGN MATERIALS: IS STEEL SUSTAINABLE?

Is steel a sustainable material? Incredibly so.

It’s also available in multiple forms -- stainless, galvanized, carbon, and mild. Each has a different aesthetic and slightly different physical properties for your application. Overall, it’s a great structural and decorative material for[...]

Sustainable Architectural Materials: Does Bronze Count?

Sustainable architecture is increasingly becoming the norm due to pressure both from regulators, the general public, and the designers themselves. The push to better preserve our resources and our land has us all examining options for environmentally sustainable building materials.

Metal Mouldings: Care and Maintenance

When performing maintenance on your metal mouldings, the most important thing to consider is the type of metal you’re working with.

Different metals require different levels of care and cleaning methods. Some chemicals in commercial cleaners can seriously damage a beautiful moulding.

5 Decorative Metal Trim Ideas for Furniture & Appliances

From home decor to a growing number of commercial applications, decorative metal trim is setting trends in a variety of environments. It’s a great way to create a high-end look with a relatively small amount of material.

Metal Picture Rail Mouldings: Add Class to a Gallery, Museum, or Home

Picture rails are the least familiar of all metal mouldings. But that only means more opportunity for you, right?

Shunning picture hooks and the like in favor of picture rail mouldings (also known as gallery rail mouldings) is another sneaky-smart way to class up the mundane.

5 Uses for Metal Picture Rail Mouldings to Kick-Start Your Creative

DIYers on Pinterest and other websites have been devising fun ways to use picture rails in interior design for years. But when are commercial and high-end residential designers going to catch up?

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