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Allied Window

Allied Window is a manufacturer of invisible storm windows ®, customized for historic properties and renovation projects. Special shapes and custom colors; interior and exterior applications.

(800) 445-5411
11111 Canal Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45241

Allied Window Residence - HOL-B - Custom Color - Arch-Top

Allied Window offers a beautiful, affordable and invisible solution for your bent glass and shaped windows. A trusted leader in the industry, our experienced team of experts have mastered the art of the bend. Our specialty is creating insulating storm windows that disappear into your shaped openings - matching the shape exactly - from bent glass to odd shapes, sizes and thicknesses – disappearing into your window opening. What you see is the beauty and integrity of your original window. What you get is an energy efficient double glazed solution that can eliminate UV damage, reduce noise pollution and cut your energy loss by 50%.

Allied Window is unique, in that it has been “born twice” as a storm window company.

Allied Window MAOL2B - MAOL-A w Inv Clips - Ivy Hotel Bowed - Custom Color - Baltimore, MD (2)

It was originally born in 1950, as a manufacturer of standard aluminum storm windows and storm doors. It was formed by Blair Algie and Peter Porter, both of whom had extensive experience with the F.C. Russell Co., a pioneer in the storm window field. During the 1960’s, the company contracted in the face of the competitive market, and the aging of its founders.

In 1971, David Martin, who was new to the industry, purchased the very small company. There were only (5) employees, and the focus was on growth and survival.

The replacement window industry was starting to pick up steam in the mid-70’s, and was given a boost by the Arab oil embargo. Allied Window positioned itself to serve both the residential and commercial markets. By 1985 Allied Window was the leading commercial replacement window contractor in the greater Cincinnati area.

About that same time, the company started doing some very custom storm window work in the local area. This “rebirth” involved projects requiring special shapes and/or custom colors. Allied developed custom products to meet the needs of particular customers, only to discover that many other buildings had similar needs, across the entire country.

Accordingly, the scope of Allied’s market became National, and the company is now focused on manufacturing custom storm windows at an expanded new plant location.

Allied’s extensive experience as a commercial and residential window contractor is of great value in its discussions with architects, spec. writers, owners, developers and contractors.

Great emphasis is placed on providing storm windows which “disappear” in the opening, whether mounted inside or outside. The historic preservation community has met this with great favor. Completed projects include Faneuil Hall, eight (8) President’s homes, many historic university buildings, innumerable museums and museum houses; as well as restored courthouses, city halls, “Main Streets”, hotels, apartments, office buildings, schools, warehouses and factory buildings.

In evaluating each project the emphasis is on achieving a balance of aesthetics, energy savings, sash protection, noise reduction, comfort and cost. Significantly, these factors are just as important for “modern” buildings which are single-glazed, and need help.

Allied Window’s Motto:
“You are paying for our storm windows, - whether you have them or not…..”

Watch a video about Allied's energy-saving storm windows:

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