Restoring the Charm: Antique Factory Casement Metal Windows in Texas

When it comes to architecture and interior design, there's something undeniably appealing about the industrial aesthetic. From exposed brick walls to concrete floors, this style has become increasingly popular in recent years. One of the most captivating features of industrial design is the use of antique factory casement metal windows. These windows, often found in old factories and warehouses, have a unique charm that can bring character and history to any space. In this blog post, we will explore the world of antique factory casement metal windows in Texas, discussing their history, restoration process, and how they can be incorporated into modern homes and businesses.

A Brief History of Casement Metal Windows

Casement metal windows have been around for centuries, with some of the earliest examples dating back to medieval Europe. However, it wasn't until the Industrial Revolution that these windows became more widespread, as factories and warehouses needed durable, functional, and cost-effective solutions for their buildings.

In Texas, the rise of the oil and cotton industries in the early 20th century led to the construction of numerous factories and warehouses. Many of these buildings featured casement metal windows, which allowed for ample natural light and ventilation while also providing a strong and secure barrier against the elements.

As time went on and new technologies emerged, many factories and warehouses were either demolished or renovated, leaving behind a treasure trove of antique casement metal windows. Today, these windows are highly sought after by architects, designers, and homeowners looking to add a touch of history and industrial charm to their spaces.

Restoring Antique Factory Casement Metal Windows

Restoring antique factory casement metal windows is a labor of love, requiring patience, skill, and an appreciation for the craftsmanship of a bygone era. The process typically involves the following steps:

1. Assessment: Before beginning any restoration work, it's important to assess the condition of the window. This includes checking for rust, damaged or missing hardware, and any other issues that may need to be addressed.

2. Cleaning: The next step is to thoroughly clean the window, removing any dirt, grime, and old paint. This can be done using a combination of wire brushes, scrapers, and chemical paint strippers.

3. Rust Removal: If the window has any rust, it will need to be removed using a wire brush or sandpaper. In some cases, more advanced techniques such as sandblasting or electrolysis may be necessary.

4. Repair: Once the window is clean and rust-free, any damaged or missing hardware can be repaired or replaced. This may involve fabricating new parts or sourcing vintage replacements.

5. Painting: After all repairs have been made, the window can be painted or powder coated in a color that matches the original finish or complements the design of the space where it will be installed.

6. Glazing: Finally, the window can be glazed with new glass, ensuring a tight seal and proper insulation.

Incorporating Antique Factory Casement Metal Windows into Modern Spaces

Antique factory casement metal windows can be used in a variety of ways to add character and charm to modern homes and businesses. Here are a few ideas to inspire you:

As a focal point: Install a large, restored casement metal window as a statement piece in a living room, dining room, or office.

In a kitchen: Use casement metal windows as part of a kitchen backsplash or to create a unique pass-through between the kitchen and dining area.

As room dividers: Create an open-concept living space by using casement metal windows as room dividers, allowing natural light to flow between spaces while still providing some separation.

In a bathroom: Install a casement metal window in a bathroom to add an industrial touch and provide ample natural light.

As a greenhouse: Incorporate casement metal windows into the design of a greenhouse or sunroom, providing both function and beauty.

In Conclusion

Antique factory casement metal windows offer a unique and captivating way to bring history and industrial charm to any space. By restoring these windows and incorporating them into modern homes and businesses, we can preserve a piece of Texas' industrial past while also creating beautiful and functional spaces for future generations to enjoy.

Casement Window


Casement windows are the most common style of window. They feature hinged panels that swing open and closed. Casement windows are available in single panels or multiple panels. The direction a door swings, either to the right or the left, is called the handing. In addition to handing, window are identified as either inswing or outswing depending on whether they open into the house or towards the outside.


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Why choose the tilt and turn opening method?

Because it generally has better air seals than sliding, single hung, or double hung window frames. Tilt and turn windows form a complete seal when fully closed, this means they are less prone to water leakage, and cold draughts and you’ll keep more of your heating indoors where it belongs. They can be opened in the upper tilt way to ventilate at a minimum opening status and are easy to clean outside of the glass; when there’s a good day, they can be opened as normal inward casement windows.

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With pieces of double panes, and Low-E tempered glass. The door provides a good insulation performance.

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In this project, we use SDLS (simulated divided lites with spacer bars), these bars permanently adhere to both sides of the glass, and spacer bars are installed between the glass, this is the most energy-efficient way to create the look of classical décor grilles. The windows in the bathroom bedroom and study have an Arch Transom Design, making these rooms, which are often used by the owner, have some traditional aesthetics.

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German Imported Hardware System

For windows and doors, hardware is as important as the engine is to the car. The continuous technological innovation of the European hardware industry has strongly promoted the performance improvement and functional innovation of windows and doors. In this project, Doorwin uses Hoppe™ multi-point locks, hinges, and handles from Germany.

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With our own expertise, we provided the no-cost design development and contract documentation with CAD & BIM drawings, including elevation, details about the project, and installation help.

Before production, we will provide accurate sample drawings, which will clearly show the cross-sectional pattern, size, opening method and direction, pattern of the warm spacer, and the installation nodes. We will not go into production until you have signed off on the drawing to ensure that you receive a final product that meets the exact requirements of your project.

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Doorwin's professional packing system guarantees all products are delivered safely and without any damage. We apply a four-point packing system. Firstly, adhesive plastic film is applied on interior wood frames and exterior aluminum frames to avoid scratches on the surface. Then, a paper board is applied after we apply air bubble film surrounding the whole windows/ doors to avoid any destruction or clash. Lastly, we place them into a durable non-fumigation plywood crate to avoid any possible damage during transportation.

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