ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF HOT-ROLLED STEEL
Through decades of research, development and testing, Hope’s Windows, Inc. has worked to perfect the handcrafted artistry of hot-rolled steel windows and doors. As our world changes, many new and unique building codes, policies and guidelines are established to help preserve our planet and natural resources.
CONSERVING NATURAL RESOURCES
Today, steel is the most recycled material in the United States. Each year, the steel industry saves enough energy through recycling to power 18 million homes—one-fifth of the nation’s households. We are proud of the fact that our steel windows and doors are made with hot-rolled sections that are 100% recycled steel (97% post-consumer, 3% post industrial).
IMPROVED AIR/WATER PERFORMANCE
Fusion-welded corners and face-welded muntin intersections, providing seamless construction, set the standard for our impervious products. Hope’s triple weatherstripping applied to integral grooves significantly reduces air infiltration and water penetration.
An integral part of our 15-stage pretreatment process is an electro-deposited (e-coat) epoxy primer paint application. Hope’s steel windows and doors e-coat process is lead-free, contains zero hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), and has ultra-low volatile organic compounds (VOC). Following the e-coat application, all steel surfaces receive a two-component polyurethane finish paint. This high performance finishing process results in a product with unlimited color options and extremely low maintenance requirements.
Strength and durability of hot-rolled steel consistently outperform wood, aluminum and vinyl products. The life cycle and unique characteristics of Hope’s custom products provide unparalleled value.
Hope’s will assist building owners and architects in fulfilling credits within the LEED® Rating System. Refer to U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) published LEED Reference Guides for further information.
Hope’s custom-made steel windows and doors offer impeccable quality, unrivaled artistry and superior strength that complement any architectural theme.