Aluminum, a great shield that requires little to no maintenance, is used to clad the wood and protect it from the elements, giving your window and door the best of both worlds: looks and performance.
Our aluminum-clad wooden frame windows and doors exceed thermal and performance code of both Vancouver and BC. We use solid red oak for the inside frame and treat it with waterproof paint that gives it the finish you desire and the longevity it deserves. Aluminum is then annexed to the outside in a patented method that doesn’t allow both materials to touch, preventing air escape and moisture composition.
Thermal Values of our Aluminum-clad Wood Frame Windows*
|Window Type||U-Factor (W/m2K)||SHGC||VT|
|Tilt & Turn||1.04||0.16||0.27|
* Based on triple-glazed, 5MM, tempered glass with 2 Low-E coatings, warm-edge spacer and 90% argon fill.
Choose from a wide palette of modern or traditional colors that complement your room interior and home exterior colors. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, don’t worry as our high quality waterproof German paints can be customized to match any color of your choice.
WINDOW OPERATING STYLES
The way a window operates provides the right amount of light and air flow your room needs.
Take time to envision how you want your window to open and what it can help you achieve throughout your home.
Casement windows are hinged on the side and open like a door. Our casement windows feature both handle and roto-crank out style. Our double weather stripping achieves a strong envelope seal. They are great choices for an elegant traditional look.
Awning windows are usually hinged from the top and open like, you’ve guessed it, an awning. They provide a great ventilation while preventing rain water from entering your home.
Tilt and Turn windows are European-style windows that perform dual actions. They open just like a casement window but then they can also tilt to from the top just like an inverted awning, allowing for air to come to your home in a secure fashion.
Picture windows (also called fixed windows) are windows that, you’ve guessed it, are fixed. Most windows comprise one or two fixed windows alongside an operable sash. Picture windows represent the highest level of thermal efficiency.
You can choose to have both sashes or one sash slides while the other is fixed. Sliding windows are one of the earliest generations of windows and they fit any room style while avoiding swinging inside or outside.
These windows allow for an extra space within the room which can be decorated or furnished stylishly. The beautiful protrusion from outside also adds a character and class to your home.