PVC windows and doors
Choosing Aluser for the manufacture of PVC windows and doors for your home is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a good price-performance ratio combined with excellent energy performance and contemporary design.
PVC, which stands for polyvinyl chloride, is a very malleable and versatile plastic material that does not absorb water, is not susceptible to mould, is fireproof and insulating from both a thermal and acoustic point of view, which are key characteristics when it comes to window frames. One element of PVC's weakness, according to many, is its poor mechanical strength. This may be true of poor quality PVC systems, but Aluser only works with the best systems, selecting those that insert appropriate steel or polyamide reinforcements into the window and door profiles, making them extremely safe and durable over time.
In a market that is saturated with a wide range of different products, it is necessary to rely on experienced and specialized consultants who offer windows and doors that are guaranteed by inspections and tests that certify their high quality and compliance with the latest standards. One example is the Schüco Alu Inside profile, which has achieved the Passivhaus standard for sustainable architecture and makes it possible to decrease energy requirements significantly.
PVC windows and doors can be manufactured in a variety of sizes to suit architectural requirements, allowing for maximum design freedom. They can also be customised through the choice of colors and finishes, as well as all the ancillary elements, such as micro-ventilation systems, flap mechanisms or anti-burglary security systems.
Aluser's experts guide you through the selection of the best systems for your new PVC windows and doors, as well as installation and laying.
Features of PVC windows and doors
Increasing the energy efficiency of your home is a need felt by more and more people, not only to save money on heating bills, but also to help reduce pollutant emissions and help our planet. That's why it's a good investment to insulate your home with PVC windows and doors, which is by its nature a highly insulating material, for real energy savings.
Windows and doors are insulating when the thermal transmittance value is low (i.e. the average heat passing through two rooms at different temperatures). Aluser offers a range of PVC windows and doors with low thermal transmittance, such as Schüco's PVC systems, which are equipped with insulation chambers that amplify the insulating power of PVC and provide protection against cold, damp and weather in winter and heat in summer. The profiles are fitted with pre-inserted EPDM seals, which ensure that the joints are tight and prevent draughts, seepage and heat loss. These windows and doors are S-class certified for severe climates in accordance with UNI EN 12608, and can therefore be used in any climate zone.
The home is the place where you feel safe and secure. For this reason, it is important to have windows and doors with high anti-burglary standards that are resistant to the increasingly frequent attempts at intrusion. PVC is a material that has no particular mechanical resistance, which is why it is important to choose systems with certified burglar-resistant hardware: for example, Schüco VarioTec integrates steel and polyamide elements into the frame profile, making the windows robust, safe and durable over time. In addition, Schüco has developed two window and patio door alarm systems for discerning customers to make their homes even more secure: Schü-Control Handle for handles and Schü-Control Glass for glazing.
Schü-Control Handle fits underneath the Schüco handle, even after the windows have been installed. If the window or door is forced open, Schü-Control Handle is activated and releases a sound of 100 dB, alerting homeowners and deterring burglars. A similar device, but applicable to glass, is Schü-Control Glass: the moment the glass is broken or damaged, the system emits a sound signal of 100 dB.
The windows and doors play an important role in insulating the house not only from the thermal point of view, but also acoustically, for a real living comfort. Our cities, in fact, are increasingly busy and noisy, so it is difficult to rest and enjoy the silence. For this reason it is worth investing in high quality PVC windows that guarantee sound insulation. More and more families are choosing PVC windows because it is a material that, by its very nature, is soundproof. The thickness of the glazing material increases the soundproofing effect to the highest level (up to Rwp 46-48 dB can be achieved).
Design and customization in the production of PVC windows and doors
Minimum Sections and Concealed Hinges
Aluser offers profiles of PVC windows and doors with a minimum section, in line with current architectural trends, which favour slim and minimalist windows.
If you want rooms flooded with light, Aluser recommends profiles such as Schüco LivIng Total Light, a product that features a visible section of just 109 mm.
Another way to achieve a clean and elegant window is to choose systems with hinges integrated into the profiles: Aluser recommends Schüco VarioTec, which in addition to being made of top-quality, durable materials (steel and polyamide), is also modular, so it can be adapted to a wide variety of construction shapes.
PVC is a very insulating material and therefore prevents the natural ventilation of rooms. This is why you should always ventilate the rooms in your home, especially the kitchen and bathroom, to prevent the appearance of condensation or mold. An intelligent solution to this problem is to choose PVC windows and doors with a tilt and turn sash or frames with special ventilation systems. One example of intelligent ventilation is the Schüco VarioTec Air PVC window system. This system features a ventilation channel around the entire perimeter of the sash, which, by shifting by just 6 mm, ensures a continuous air exchange without compromising the energy performance of the window frame, which also remains safe (protection level RC 2).
Colors and Wood Effect
During the production of PVC windows and doors, various customization choices can be made, depending on the customer's requirements, to suit classic or modern furnishing styles. You can choose from various finishes and a wide range of colors. PVC in its natural state is white or ivory, but it can also be colored with decorative films dye uniform or wooden effect. Schüco is leading the way in this area: Schüco's patented AutomotiveFinish AutomotiveFinish textures brilliant and metallized, typical of the automotive industry, give new windows and doors a unique and original style. Another innovative solution is Schüco Global Cover, which involves painting all three sides of the frame, not just the outer surfaces, for an elegant effect.
The combinations are infinite and truly adapt to any living environment.
Handles and Window Stops
Further customization is possible through the choice of handles, with different design and colors, which can be matched to the frames for a neat and elegant environment. The handle of the same color as the frame "disappears", creating a minimal and refined effect, a different color stands out, for a design with character. The brands selected by Aluser, Olivari and Hoppe, offer a wide range of variants: from classic and timeless shapes to modern and attractive design solutions.
Aluser will also guide you through the choice of glazing beads, which not only add a unique design to your windows and doors, but are also essential for securing and supporting the glass, for guaranteeing thermal and acoustic insulation and for maintenance. The possibilities are manifold and, in addition to the depth of the glazing bead, the customer can choose square or more rounded geometries, depending on the desired style.
The systems used in our production of PVC windows and doors
The market for PVC windows and doors is rather crowded and it is difficult to choose between the various proposals. Aluser has selected the best systems on the market, in particular Schüco Pws Italia and Veka, a partnership synonymous with quality and professionalism.
TAX DEDUCTIONS 2023
In addition, this is the best time to change the windows and doors because the ecobonus has been extended, which provides a tax deduction of 50% on the total expenses incurred to replace the windows and doors. Find out more about the 50% window tax deduction.
Aluser's experience at your service
Each Aluser window is unique, designed to customer's specifications, customised in every detail, from the finish to accessories such as security systems. The masterful positioning service at work will guarantee the performance of the new windows and doors, for real energy savings.
Aluser not only takes care ofproduction and installation, but is also available to customers for maintenance or other post-sale requirements.