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    HIGH-TECH ENGINEERING, EXCELLENT CRAFTSMANSHIP, AND EXPERIENCE IN BUILDING SUPERIOR QUALITY WINDOWS & doors IS AVAILABLE TODAY at an affordable COST!

Aluminum cladding
    Aluminum cladding is used to protect the beauty of the wood from deteriorating by applying a substantial aluminum extrusion to the exterior of the window. The aluminum cladding also helps strengthen the window and as an added benefit, the presence of the cladding makes it much easier to clean using basic cleaning products.

Glazing Seals

    TPEs (thermoplastic elastomers) have the properties and performance of rubber, but are processed like plastic. TPE's are flexible materials that can be repeatedly stretched to at least twice their original length at room temperature and return to the approximate length of the original shape upon stress release.They are ideal for applications such as window and door seals as well as commercial glazing seals. TPEs provide:
  • Excellent weather-ability
  • Slip resistance
  • Shock absorption
  • Outstanding ozone resistance
  • Flexibility
  • Soft texture
  • Benefit of being co-extruded
  • Simplified processing — no mixing or vulcanization involved
  • Lower part costs through lower density and thinner wall sections
  • TPE's are colorable
  • Recyclable scraps & parts
Joinery
      -  Slot & Tenon     -  Doweled Cope Joints     -  Mortise & Tenon
                               -  Doweled Mortise & Tenon


Hinges
   New, innovative rebate constructions are used that also require a completely new approach in hinge technology for wooden exterior doors, taking legal requirements such as the energy saving legislation and the requirement for thicker and therefore heavier glass into consideration.
    The newly developed door hinge systems in the BAKA Protect 2000 product range (with 2D adjustment) and the BAKA Protect 4000 product range (with 3D adjustment) are optimally adapted to the requirements of the current rebate constructions and make it possible to follow the trend towards narrower door profiles. The increased load capacities up to 120 kg with 2D adjustment and up to 160 kg with 3D adjustment also support heavy glass, which is line with current market requirements. This hinge system is rounded off by the usual comprehensive range of finishes and the drilling jig technology that is required for functional and efficient installation.

Features

- matched to current profile constructions
- increased load capacities: 2D up to 120 kg
- increased load capacities: 3D up to 160 kg
- comfortable adjustment
- internal hinge pin
- security pin (MSTS) option for outward opening doors

Finishes
For Exterior Wood Coatings Visit:
http://www.adler-lacke.com/en/
http://www.sirca.it/en-US/coating

For Interior Wood Coatings Visit:
http://www.hesse-lignal.de/internet_en.html

For Exterior Wood Paints Visit:
http://www.finepaintsofeurope.com

Aluminum Coating Options:
* Aluminum anodizing
*Kynar paint
*Powder coating
Visit http://www.linetec.com 

Glass Options
  • SpyGlass Switchable Glass
  • SpiderGlass Crackled Glass
  • Bullet Resistant Glass
  • Fabrics
  • Spandrel and Back Painted Glass
  • Color Laminated Glass
  • Sandblasted

For more options visit:
 http://www.tristarvisions.com

 http://www.tristarglass.com                                 




Efficiency
   
    It is most important to select windows, or doors that are suited to the type of climate you live in. Click the link to view the climate map.

    The Passive House concept represents today's highest energy standard with the promise of s lashing the heating energy consumption of buildings by an amazing 90%. Widespread application of the Passive House design would have a dramatic impact on energy conservation. Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that buildings are responsible for 48% of greenhouse gas emissions annually and 76% of all electricity generated by U.S. power plants goes to supply the Building Sector.

    It has been abundantly clear for some time that the Building Sector is a primary contributor of climate-changing pollutants, and the question is asked: How do we best square our building energy needs with those of our environment and of our pocketbook? In the realm of super energy efficiency, the Passive House presents an intriguing option for new and retrofit construction; in residential, commercial, and institutional projects.
    A Passive House is a very well-insulated, virtually air-tight building that is primarily heated by passive solar gain and by internal gains from people, electrical equipment, etc. Energy losses are minimized. Any remaining heat demand is provided by an extremely small source. Avoidance of heat gain through shading and window orientation also helps to limit any cooling load, which is similarly minimized. An energy recovery ventilator provides a constant, balanced fresh air supply. The result is an impressive system that not only saves up to 90% of space heating costs, but also provides a uniquely terrific indoor air quality.
    A Passive House is a comprehensive system. "Passive" describes well this system's underlying receptivity and retention capacity. Working with natural resources, free solar energy is captured and applied efficiently, instead of relying predominantly on ‘active’ systems to bring a building to ‘zero’ energy. High performance triple-glazed windows, super-insulation, an airtight building shell, limitation of thermal bridging and balanced energy recovery ventilation make possible extraordinary reductions in energy use and carbon emission.

U.S Passive House Institution:
http://www.passivehouse.us/passiveHouse/PHIUSHome.html

International Passive House Institution:
http://www.passivehouse-international.org/

German Passivhaus Institution:
http://passiv.de/en/


   
R-value indicates the resistance to heat flow through a window. U-value indicates a window’s tendency to transfer heat. Both R-value & U-value are measurements of heat flow through a window. R-value is the measure of thermal resistance or how much resistance there is to energy that is leaving or entering a building or home. The higher a window or door’s R-value, the more energy that is saved.
  • Reduced energy consumption to heat your home in the winter
  • Potential for reduced solar heat gain – the energy from the sun that comes through windows in the summer to heat your home
  • Reduced potential energy costs
  • Improved temperature uniformity and enhanced room comfort
    FSC Forest Management Certification is for companies that manage or own forest resources and would like to establish and communicate their responsible practices to consumers. Forest Managers that would like to become FSC certified must also achieve FSC Chain of Custody Certification to sell their products.
    FSC Chain of Custody Certification is for any company handling or using FSC certified forest products (furniture manufacturers, publishers, pulp industries, and all other wood products) to attest to the wood's traceability and legal origin and can use the FSC trademark.
Becoming FSC Chain of Custody certified means your clients also dispose the right to use the FSC certified trademark on their products, provided they hold their own certificate.

 What are the key benefits of FSC Certification?

  1. grants your organization access to key markets around the globe while protecting forest resources
  2. improves consumer confidence in your products
  3. becomes a strong lever to differentiate your forest products and improve your brand’s image
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