‘A’ce Aluminium WindowsPublished on 15th April 2017
Ever increasing standards in the aluminium windows industry means aluminium windows are stronger, slimmer and more energy efficient than ever before; providing you with unrivalled standards in quality and value over competitor products such as uPVC or wood.
Apropos is one company leading the way, with our aluminium windows boasting the highest energy rating of ‘A’ and a U-value of 1.6 W/m²K; which is all well and good if you’re technically minded, but, what does it actually mean?
Aluminium windows now have to adhere to a ratings system that measures their energy efficiency. The system is similar to the one used for washing machines and other white goods, and it has two specific measurements – an energy rating and a U-value.
The U-value records how much heat is retained by the windows, whilst the energy rating records the windows’ energy efficiency. Apropos’ aluminium windows score highly for both; with the company’s aluminium windows having the highest energy rating of ‘A’ and a U-value of 1.6 W/m²K.
There are several reasons for Apropos exceptional scores:
- Apropos’ windows incorporate 34mm wide polyamide thermal breaks, which separate the outer and inner faces of the aluminium windows, eliminating cold spots in the aluminium windows.
- The internal glass component within Apropos’ aluminium window systems has a low emissivity coating that reflects heat back into properties.
- The external glass component within the window systems incorporates special low iron glass helping to improve solar heat gain.
- The cavity of Apropos’ window systems is filled with 90 per cent argon gas.
- The sealed unit of Apropos’ aluminium windows has a warm edge spacer bar. This spacer eliminates cold edges.
The collective benefits of these technological specifications means we are able to manufacture aluminium windows with exceptionally slim frames – which are also incredibly strong; and can measure 2.1 metres in length and also be designed to go round corners. With all that in mind, what are you waiting for? Get in touch today!
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