Window terminology

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ALUPLAST INTERTEC

MD85

85 mm, 6-chambers, steel reinforced PVC profile designed for Canadian homes.

What are U-values?

Our Tilt & Turn windows are made of German PVC profiles and hardware.

We import windows and doors from Europe and ship across Canada and USA. 

All our windows are manufactured and certified according to EnEV 2014.

A window's insulation value is becoming increasingly important, particularly in light of the ever-more stringent demands of the German Energy Conservation Regulation (EnEV 2014). By insulation value, we mean the U-value (heat transmission coefficient), which records how much heat the element loses per m2 .

In a nutshell, this means:

The lower the U-value, the better the window is at retaining heat.

Ug = Value for the glass (g = glass)

Uf = Value for the frame (f = frame)

Uw = Value for the entire window (w = window)

When you purchase windows from our company, you don't have to worry about meeting legal requirements: all our Tilt & Turn windows already exceed the heat insulation requirements of Germany's Energy Conservation Regulation and  Canadian Energy Star requirements. 

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ALUPLAST PVC DOORS

85 mm, 6 chambers, steel reinforced PVC profile for super energy efficient exterior doors.

Specialist terminology for window types

There are lots of different types of window. They differ depending on their opening mechanism or the number of sashes, e.g. single or multi-sash windows, sliding windows, etc. 

When it comes to selecting a window, the opening mechanism can play a decisive role if you're looking to make the most of your space or want to let in as much as air as possible.

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Fixed in the frame
Fixed in the frame

Fixed glazing in the frame provides maximum space for glass

Tilt window only
Tilt window only

Tilt window only provides air circulation in the areas where inward operated windows can't be used

Turn inward window
Turn inward window

Turn inward window provides egress space in basement and other rooms for fast escape

Tilt and Turn window
Tilt and Turn window

Tilt and Turn window is the most popular and functional window for air circulation and egress.

Tilt and Slide window-door
Tilt and Slide window-door

Tilt and Slide and Parallel Sliding window/door provides secure air circulation and saves interior space

Lift and Slide door
Lift and Slide door

Lift and Slide door provides maximum light and panoramic view for big openings.

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