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Period Homes' Buying Guide to doors, windows & shutters, including hardware, door & window trim, shutters, storm doors, screens, and windows, and restoration/repair services.

Buying Guide Spotlight

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Marvin Windows and Doors

Manufacturer of all-wood & clad-wood windows & doors: round top, oval, casement & double hung; custom shapes & historic window replication; dual durometer, bulb & leaf weather stripping; storm windows; numerous design choices & glazing options.

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Allied Window, Inc.

Manufacturer of “invisible” interior/exterior aluminum storm windows: all custom shapes & colors; screens; magnetic, sliding, lift-out & mechanical fastenings; UV-resistant, low-E, tempered, acrylic & lexan glazing.

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Architectural Resource Center

Supplier of door, window & cabinet hardware: pulleys, weights, chains, lifts, locks, levers, hinges, escutcheon plates, door stops & more.

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Innerglass Window Systems

Manufacturer of custom glass interior storm windows for energy conservation & soundproofing: out performs almost any replacement; automatically conforms to the opening, compensating for out-of-square conditions; no sub-frame needed; all glazing options available; easy do-it-yourself installation.

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Innovation for Historic Restoration

In this video, learn how Pilkington has recently expanded their technology into the North American market by introducing the world's first commercially available vacuum glazing, Pilkington Spacia.

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Marvin Windows and Doors

Manufacturer of all-wood & clad-wood windows & doors: round top, oval, casement & double hung; custom shapes & historic window replication; dual durometer, bulb & leaf weather stripping; storm windows; numerous design choices & glazing options.

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Old Smithy Shop

Fabricator of forged Early American to late-19th-century hardware: for cabinets, gates, doors, windows, garage doors & shutters; latches, pulls, butterfly & H & HL hinges, strap hinges & door knockers; fireplace tools, large kitchen utensils & more.

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The Bird Cage: Renovation Project

See how the iconic "Bird Cage" staircase, of the Milwaukee War Memorial, has been fully restored using Pilkington Spacia™ Vacuum insulated glazing.

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Vintage Doors

Custom manufacturer of authentic solid wood doors: handcrafted by expert craftsmen in any design, size & shape; entrance doors; interior doors; Dutch doors; screen & storm doors; three-season porch panels; pet doors & gates; garden gates & much more; proudly made in USA; nationwide delivery.

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American Historic Hardware

Supplier of unused, original builders' hardware: 1860s to 1940s; knobs, escutcheons, locksets, hinges, door knockers, doorbells, push plates & more; shutter & window hardware; brass, bronze, steel & nickel; restored antique hardware. Specializes in unused original builder’s hardware from the great American manufacturers of the 19th and 20th centuries. See our extensive offerings online. Great old houses deserve great old hardware.

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Arch Angle Window & Door

Custom fabricator of special shape aluminum storm doors, windows & screens: round top, arch top, Cathedral & Gothic designs; tempered & low-E glass.

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Architectural Accents

National supplier of architectural antiques: mantels, doors, hardware, tile, columns, furnishings, mirrors, statuary, fountains, iron railings, gates, chandeliers, sconces & exterior lighting; antique heart pine flooring.

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Architectural Antiques of Indianapolis

Supplier for over 30 years of fine architectural items: lighting, mantels, hardware, stained glass doors and huge selection of antique wall sconces and chandeliers.

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Architectural Components, Inc.

Custom fabricator of wood windows & doors: traditional details, materials & joinery; paneled, carved, louvered, French, pocket & art-glass doors; complete entryways; screen & storm doors; casings & moldings; mantels; replications.

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Architectural Resource Center

Supplier of door, window & cabinet hardware: pulleys, weights, chains, lifts, locks, levers, hinges, escutcheon plates, door stops & more.

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Ball & Ball Hardware

Manufacturer of furniture, cabinet, window, shutter & door hardware: brass, cast iron, bronze, wrought iron & steel; new reproduction & antique/reconditioned hardware; fireplace accessories; restoration services.

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Crittall Windows, Ltd.

Manufacturer of steel window & door systems: single hung, casement, pivot, awning, projecting, fixed lite & round top; historical restoration & renovation; minimum maintenance; custom shapes & sizes.

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Driwood Moulding Company

Stock and custom room interiors for residential and commercial projects. Embossed moldings, raised-panel doors, mantels, bookcases, door surrounds, pre-fabricated raised-panel wall sections.

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E.R. Butler & Co.

E.R. Butler & Co. manufactures Early American door, window & furniture hardware: 19th-century shell-shanked crystal, porcelain & wood trimmings; brass, bronze, nickel-silver & wrought iron; custom-plated & -patinated finishes; restoration work.

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Gaby's Shoppe

Manufacturer of hand-forged wrought-iron drapery hardware & accessories: custom rods, finials, brackets & holdbacks; European metalworking skills; handcrafted & hand finished.

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HeartWood Fine Windows & Doors

Manufacturer of period-accurate custom architectural wood windows & doors: made from Honduras mahogany & other species; hardware; traditional mortise-&-tenon construction; standard & decorative glazing; 66-year-old company.

Heather & Little

Heather & Little Limited

Custom fabricator & supplier of sheet-metal roofing & specialty architectural sheet metal: finials, cornices, capitals, cresting, canopies, shingles, siding, cupolas, steeples, domes & snowguards; reproductions; custom bronze windows.

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House of Antique Hardware

Supplier of door, window, cabinet, furniture, electrical & bath hardware: original antique & vintage reproductions; Federal, Victorian & Arts & Crafts styles; hardware specialists available to assist with renovation projects.

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Indow

Enjoy modern comfort while preserving the charm of your original windows with Indow. Indow window inserts press inside your window frames without a mounting bracket to give you all the comfort and efficiency of high-end replacement windows. Indow inserts have the lightest touch, both structurally and aesthetically of any window insulation solution and are perfect for commercial and residential settings.

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Innerglass Window Systems

Manufacturer of custom glass interior storm windows for energy conservation & soundproofing: out performs almost any replacement; automatically conforms to the opening, compensating for out-of-square conditions; no sub-frame needed; all glazing options available; easy do-it-yourself installation.

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Jim Illingworth Millwork, LLC.

Manufacturer of custom wood windows, doors & moldings: for homes & historic buildings; matches any existing wood windows, doors, moldings; custom millwork.

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Larson Manufacturing

Interior/exterior storm windows made of high performance glass and screen. Install easily for up to 50% sound, 75% energy improvement.

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Marvin Windows and Doors

Manufacturer of all-wood & clad-wood windows & doors: round top, oval, casement & double hung; custom shapes & historic window replication; dual durometer, bulb & leaf weather stripping; storm windows; numerous design choices & glazing options.

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Mon-Ray, Inc.

Manufacturer of DeVAC aluminum windows & Mon-Ray secondary windows: replacements for existing windows & interior or exterior storms for existing windows; operating & fixed; for historical, residential & commercial projects.

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Nostalgic Warehouse

Supplier of solid-brass vintage door hardware: more than 20 door-set patterns with coordinating cabinet hardware & accessories; for new construction & historic renovation projects; complete list of North American dealers online.

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Old Smithy Shop

Fabricator of forged Early American to late-19th-century hardware: for cabinets, gates, doors, windows, garage doors & shutters; latches, pulls, butterfly & H & HL hinges, strap hinges & door knockers; fireplace tools, large kitchen utensils & more.

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Pella Windows and Doors

Manufacturer of windows & doors: wood, aluminum-clad wood, fiberglass, & vinyl; variety of wood types; renovation & new construction; experience on National Park Service projects; standard and custom sizes, shapes, colors, styles, muntin patterns, and exterior casings/brickmolds; many glass and hardware options; high transparency screens, wide variety of installation systems, local representation & service.

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Phelps Company

Manufacturer & designer of traditional, hot-forged solid-brass window hardware: sash pulleys, weights, chains & cords, sash locks & lifts, casement stays & fasteners, storm/screen hangers, bronze screen wire & screen-door latch sets.

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Seekircher Steel Window Corp.

Repairer of steel casement windows: performed on location; more than 7,000 windows repaired annually in 26 states; large collection of vintage steel casement windows, doors & hardware; family-owned business established in 1977.

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Shuttercraft, Inc.

Manufacturer of mortise-&-tenon wood shutters: cedar & mahogany exterior movable & fixed louver, board & batten & raised panel; cutouts, capping, arches & more; authentic mounting hardware; interior louvers, Colonial panels & open frame; full painting services; shutters all made in the U.S.; family owned & operated; shipped nationwide since 1986.

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Timberlane, Inc.

Custom manufacturer of handcrafted custom exterior shutters: maintenance-free Endurian, Premium Wood, Advantage & Fundamentals lines; western red cedar & Honduras mahogany; selection of period-accurate exterior shutter hardware; historically accurate standard designs.

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Vintage Doors

Custom manufacturer of authentic solid wood doors: handcrafted by expert craftsmen in any design, size & shape; entrance doors; interior doors; Dutch doors; screen & storm doors; three-season porch panels; pet doors & gates; garden gates & much more; proudly made in USA; nationwide delivery.

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Vintage Homes and Millwork

Custom wood doors are the perfect blend of beauty and strength, giving an unforgettable first impression. At Vintage Homes and Millwork we combine our old-world craftsmanship with the latest woodworking technology to create the quality, style, and character that defines who you are.

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Wiemann Metalcraft

Designer, fabricator, finisher & installer of custom ornamental metalwork: serves a national market with stairs & railings, fencing, gates, lighting, grilles, entry doors, gazebos, balconies, site furnishings & more; all cast- & wrought-metal alloys, finishes & architectural styles; since 1940.

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Woodstone Co.

Manufacturer of custom wood windows & doors: wide array of wood species; coped mortise-&-tenon joinery; all shapes, sizes & configurations; screen doors & storm windows; historical & landmark specifications.

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Zepsa Industries, Inc.

Engineer, custom manufacturer & installer of Classical & contemporary architectural woodwork: railings, stairs, wine cellars, mantels, paneling, furniture & more; for estate-level residences, yacht interiors & select commercial commissions.