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commercial window systems
The architectural tradition of adapting commercial products for residential use is alive and well. Commercial window systems are a significant example of the trend. Whether they’re steel windows from Hope’s or aluminum storefront systems from Kawneer, our readers use them to introduce large glass openings in their houses and to achieve a contemporary look. “They don’t rot or rust,” says Archimania’s Todd Walker, AIA, whose Memphis, Tenn., house is shown above. “You won’t have to paint or caulk them.”