Did you know that VELFAC windows are made of wood, aluminum and glass and that they can be easily disassembled at the end of their life cycle?
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VELFAC windows are designed with quality and durability in mind. Our windows deliver:
VELFAC is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of true composite windows and doors: the external aluminium frames insure long term durability up to 60 years and are available in a wide assortment of colours and finishes. The wooden interior is used to deliver a natural, warm finish, and provide high thermal performance both for the double glazing and triple glazing windows.
In VELFAC windows and doors aluminium and timber are bonded to make a truly composite frame and sash. The timber element acts as a thermal break enabling the frame to offer very high levels of insulation.
Here you can find a selection of frequently asked questions about our composite windows and doors.
Alu-clad windows vs true composite windows – what is the difference?
When referred to windows and doors, “Composite” is a generic term which indicates that the units combine the attractive look and effective insulation of a timber window inside, but have aluminium on the exterior for easier maintenance and durability.
“Composite windows” and “alu-clad widows” are often used interchangeably, but it’s important to know that not all composite windows and doors are the same.
With sash and mainframe produced primarily from timber and only faced with aluminium, an aluminium clad window is essentially a timber window, where the external frame is covered with a lay of aluminium for protection.
True composite window systems instead, feature an independent aluminium sash on one side and timber mainframe on the other. In this case, the individual materials are easily distinguishable within the “true” composite structure and are bond together to provide unique properties and excellent performance.
Which is better uPVC or composite/aluminium clad windows and doors?
Aluminium is supremely strong and durable and is highly resistant to corrosion, capable of standing up to the outside elements. While PVC windows may require periodic replacement, you can rest assured that composite window systems will keep on working, providing style and performance without compromise.
How long do composite windows last?
VELFAC composite windows are designed to last, and have a lifespan of minimum 40 years, with no repainted needed for the lifetime of the operation. The external aluminium frame of VELFAC composite windows is powder coated.
VELFAC windows bring the best of two worlds - the warmth of internal wood and the durability and low maintenance of external aluminium. Our windows composite construction makes them a great alternative to wood or aluminium windows and gives a lot of benefits compared to modern upvc windows.
The double casement door not only provides a greater entrance and exit, it is also an aesthetic statement that enhance any home regardless of its age or style. In addition, a double casement door provides a lot of natural light, making it a great solution to open up your home to the garden.
VELFAC single sliding patio doors, also known as single leaf sliding doors, combine performance, functionality and style. If you are looking to increase the levels of natural light in your home whilst also benefiting from outstanding thermal efficiency, this is the product for you.
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