These steel-framed windows are corrosion resistent and support expansive panes of insulated glass.
When you think of durable, energy-efficient windows and doors, steel frames may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But it’s the strength of engineered frames made entirely of welded, thermally broken stainless steel that allows Rehme windows and doors to support expansive panes of insulated glass, and it’s the alloy’s unparalleled corrosion resistance that ensures those frames will stand up to the elements for decades with little to no maintenance.
Rehme’s smart material choices and excellent engineering capabilities are not the only sources of their popularity. The company is equally sought after for the clean lines and fine details penned by their designers and hand-crafted by their fabricators at their solar-powered manufacturing facility in Spicewood, Texas. Rehme can manufacture just about any type of fenestration you could want, from fixed panels to elaborate arrays of hinged or pivoting windows and doors, with individual units ranging from small portals to impressive assemblies more than 15 ft. wide and 10 ft. tall. If you’re considering including them in your next project, you would be well advised to involve a Rehme representative early in the design process, because you may be surprised by the scale and simplicity their slender stainless-steel frames can offer compared to wood-clad or extruded-aluminum windows and doors.
—Rob Wotzak, digital brand manager
From Fine Homebuilding #297