Clients value steel windows and doors for the minimalist aesthetic, a blend of elegance, strength and durability. However, it must be clarified that the term “steel windows” has come to mean a look rather than a statement of material preference. This becomes important when designing a project for which the look of steel is desired but is perhaps not the best material.
In the most demanding environments and microclimates, steel is susceptible to corrosion and rust. The three most corrosive environments to exterior architectural metals are:
1) salt water or de-icing salt;
2) hot and humid weather with low rainfall; and
3) high pollution levels.
Dynamic’s Bronze-Arte and Alumin-Arte profiles were specifically developed to provide architects with the look of steel that their clients desire but with more appropriate substrates for projects in these harsh conditions and climates.