Allied Window is a manufacturer of Custom "Invisible" Storm Windows® for historic and other renovation projects on commercial or residential buildings. They have extensive experience with courthouses, city halls, and other governmental buildings where aesthetics, size, special shapes, custom colors, special glazing materials, and historic preservation needs present special challenges. Their products have been used extensively on historically certified projects, including Faneuil Hall and The Old State House in Boston, and (10) residences of our American Presidents. Fixed, magnetic, sliding or lift-out designs are available. Units are custom-designed to adapt to existing window openings.
- Balancing aesthetics, energy savings, sash protection, noise reduction, comfort and cost.
- Interior or exterior models
- Custom colors to match any sample
- Custom shapes to match existing profiles
- Custom glazing, including bowed and tempered glass
- Between-glass blind system for light control
- Custom screens for ventilation
This model is used if thicker glass (3/16" or 1/4") is requested, including laminated glass for sound reduction and/or UV protection. It is a stacked model, with a top panel, stacked on top of the bottom with an H-Mull in between, centered with the existing double hung meeting rail. It provides ease of removal for both top and bottom panels for cleaning or ventilation. A magnetic, interchangeable screen insert is available.
Our magnetic unit is a single panel, and is ideal for fixed windows where ventilation is not a major factor. This unit is removable for cleaning. The use of a (1-1/4") glazing muntin strengthens the panel for tall openings. A magnetic, interchangeable screen insert is available.
This version of our magnetic unit is a stacked model. Top panel is stacked on top of bottom with an H-Mull in between, centered with the existing double hung meeting rail. It provides ease of removal for both top and bottom panels for cleaning or ventilation. A magnetic, interchangeable screen insert is available.
Where ventilation is important, the (MOL-OP) is a bottom-operable unit. The entire unit is removable for cleaning. An exterior (1/2) or full screen is an option. Click here to view With Screen option
For very large or units that require (3/16") or (1/4") glazing. The (MMOL) utilizes a marine-glazed frame, and a deeper handle rail.
Additional protection is achieved through the use of (1/4") laminated glass, or polycarbonate.
Available as a stacked init, -see (MMOL-ST).
Coverage of a very large or complex opening can be accomplished by the mulling of two or more (MMOL) units.
This double-track unit has a plain panel in the rear track, and an operating panel in the front track. The operating panel has full-length handle rails on both sides, allowing the unit to be fully reversible, with ventilation on either side. Screen panels can interchange with glass panels, or be mounted directly to the existing window.
This unit has a single panel which removes directly to the interior. An interchangeable screen is available. This is an excellent unit for single vent Inswing wood Casements or a double-sash Inswing wood "French Casement" window.
The Operable Historic One Lite (HOL-OP) series has the same "invisible" appearance as the (HOL) units, but the bottom sash is operable and removable. It also has a year-round screen.
The Allied One Lite (AOL) series is designed for window openings where a permanently-installed master frame, - with one or more removable glass panel inserts is appropriate. “Invisible clips” (flush) or standard swivel clips are used on the perimeter of panel(s) to secure the panel(s) in the master frame. Available in a wide variety of glazing materials thst are (1/8") or (5/32"). Custom colors, custom shapes, screens, and glazing muntins are typical options. Mounting stops can be provided to adapt to field conditions.
The standard glazing material for most of Allied Window’s products is clear double-strength (DSB) glass with a thickness of 1/8” (3mm). These products can also accept glazing materials of 5/32” (4mm).The Monumental Series can accept glazing materials of 3/16” (5mm) or 1/4” (6mm).Glass thickness is determined by factory guidelines or project specifications. Options include:
- Annealed glass
- Tempered glass
- Laminated glass
- Low-e glass
- Tinted glass
- Polycarbonate (Lexan)
- XL (Extra Life)
- MR (Mar-Resistant)
- Acrylic (Plexiglas)
- MR (Mar-Resistant
- UV-Filtering (UF-3 or OP-5)
Allied Window's screens are of exceptionally high quality and strength of construction. All frames are of extruded aluminum, with heavy solid extruded corner keys. Very large screens can be provided, without the need for a brace bar. A complete variety of screen wire materials is available, including charcoal aluminum (which is the standard wire), black aluminum, bright aluminum, bronze, stainless steel, and charcoal fiberglass wire. Fiberglass and aluminum "sunshade" materials are also an option. Springs, handles, spring-bolts, tracks, and other hardware are available to adapt to field conditions. Screen wire is held in place by a large diameter re-usable tubular vinyl spline. Spline color choices are white, black, beige, light gray and medium gray. Custom shapes and custom colors are popular screen options.
Light control is a vital factor in commercial buildings. Beyond the visual comfort of the building tenants, there are issues of cooling costs, heating costs, UV damage and the temperature comfort of the tenants.
The good news is that 1" or 5/8" mini-blinds are available from Allied Window in a system that incorporates them into our interior storm window installation. These "between-glass" blinds can be tilted using a remote control knob, while the blinds are protected from dirt and damage. They are accessible by simply removing the storm window panel. See Magnetic One Lite with Mini-Blind
We have the expertise to accommodate any shape needed for virtually all of our storm window models. Tempered glass is standard in all curve top, shaped units.
Our expert bending department can match any template provided. A storm window cannot disappear into your shaped opening unless it matches the shape exactly. A considerable benefit in dealing with historical storms for as long as we have, is learning "The Art of the Bend". Allied Window stands head and shoulders above anyone when it comes to shaped windows.
The ARCAT Spec Wizard guides you through the selecting and configuring of Allied Window storm windows.
It then assembles a specification in the CSI 3-Part Format, based on the decisions you made when selecting and configuring the product.
You can then download the specification for your project and your office master.
Storm windows for historical preservation projects can be some of the most challenging. The combination of unobtrusive appearance that will not detract from structural elements, and the need for product performance, create challenges that can only be overcome through a custom solution. At Allied Window, we have applied our expertise in storm window design, fabrication, and installation to a wide range of historical sites. As an industry leader and the most capable storm window company in the market today, countless customers have relied on our expertise to provide innovative solutions that deliver unbeatable value, UV reduction, and energy savings.
One thing that Ivy League schools such as Yale and Princeton have in common is windows. This project is an example of how we were able to apply our years of experience, and further prove why we are considered the most capable storm window company in the industry. Although these schools are rivals, they share similar architectural styles. This project involves upgrading a number of buildings, which were a combination of old and new structures including dormitories, and historic lecture halls. In fact, Albert Einstein once taught in one these halls.
When it comes to storm window installations for U.S. Government buildings, no other manufacturer can match the expertise, and experience of Allied Window. Our leadership role in the industry comes from a history of providing quality and value that dates back to 1950. Part of this is due to our work on government buildings that include several governor's mansions and hundreds of courthouses from Maine to New Mexico. Architects assigned to government building projects across the United States have put their trust in our ability to meet all of their design and budgetary criteria. Our custom invisible storm windows are designed to optimize aesthetics, deliver robust performance, and facilitate a high degree of energy efficiency.
As urban areas across America change and shift, usage of many buildings has had to adjust to accommodate a new influx of city dwellers. Various types of commercial and industrial buildings, no longer viable for their intended application are being converted to modern residential spaces. The project highlighted here is an example of a major conversion that we helped to complete in Cleveland, Ohio.
Converting industrial buildings to luxury apartments can pose many serious challenges. Features that were never meant for residential use can create circumstances that can only be overcome with innovative designs and out of the box thinking. Our work on the New Braunfels Landmark Lofts, highlights one occasion where our years of experience and expertise in storm window design and fabrication allowed us to deliver an innovative, cost-effective solution.
Cincinnati Union Terminal has remained part of Cincinnati's heritage since 1933. First a train station, then a war zone with 3 million service men & women coming through its doors in the 1940's…then a Shopping Mall…and finally its purpose was redefined as a Museum Center. Its fate has not always been safe. With much hard work, determination and faith the dreamers, visionaries and do-ers of a dedicated Greater Cincinnati community have restored the depot of memories and history. In a $228 million renovation; architects, general contractor, builders, men and women of all trades were chosen for the task of restoring and preserving the Queen City's Union Terminal - the results…a Grand Restoration to recreate Union Terminal's original look. Allied Window, Inc was chosen to design, manufacture and install the storm windows.
Allied Window and Beacon Hill Restoration have collaborated on numerous historic house projects and museums over the years and have established a reputation as a team willing to tackle the most challenging of situations. Inherent with all our historic house restorations, is the fact that each and every window opening has its own particular issues. This Victorian home, with its typical host of different window types, presented an additional challenge for both Beacon Hill Restoration and Allied Window, as we worked through the best possible campaign to breathe new life into the original window fabric and protect the clients investment with a storm panel that offered optimal performance while highlighting its nineteenth century fenestration.
The team of Allied Window Inc. and Mozer Works have years of experience working with historic homes and structures. When the owners of a historic brownstone called upon Allied Window to create custom storm windows for their home, they were referred to Mozer Works, Inc., Allied's dealer in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. The challenges of this particular home gave us the chance to put our abilities to the test.