When should I decide on the frames of my house?
Our order for the construction of the frames that are intended to be installed in a new house or to replace others due to age or unsuitability, is a significant expense. Particular attention should be paid to the specifications concerning:
Energy saving as well as
The decision is decisive, given that the average lifespan of a window ranges from 20 to 25 years. Unfortunately, it often happens that the type of windows is chosen when the constructions are completed. The interested buyer, following the progress of the works in the construction, is often in the unpleasant position of realizing that the "things" are not evolving in the way he had planned them.
For this reason decisions must be made before construction begins. The decisions concern consultations that should be made in collaboration with the engineer and the architect during the elaboration of the study of the plans of the spaces.
The decision for the most suitable type of frames and the final choice to be successful, should be made according to:
The type and peculiarities of the building,
Personal aesthetic criteria,
The special climatic conditions that prevail in the specific place as well
Any commitments and restrictions imposed by the urban planning regulations of the area.
The economic factor is always a key criterion for choosing a system, as well as the amortization of costs, through energy savings.
Why should I choose thermal break windows?
Aluminum is the ideal material for the construction of windows, because it undoubtedly gathers a multitude of advantages. It is a material that combines high mechanical strength, impeccable aesthetics, with "unlimited" lifespan, as well as the minimum maintenance requirement.
It is understood by everyone that unsuitable frames and windows are responsible for the heat loss of the interiors. In areas of Greece where there are respectively high temperatures in summer and low in winter, the need to use thermal break aluminum systems is considered necessary. Replacing the single glazing with double glazing reduces energy consumption by 32%, while with simultaneous insulation of the exterior walls, the savings can reach up to 50%. The use of aluminum frames that have thermal break, compared to the simple "cold", reduces heat loss from the frames to 1/3 and contributes to the reduction of heating costs by 1/5.
Another key factor in selecting windows with thermal break specifications is the protection of the frames and their adjacent surfaces from the phenomenon of liquefaction. Aluminum is a good conductor of heat and transports cold inside the surface of the window. This causes the indoor hot air to come in contact with the cold surface of the aluminum and liquefy. Thus, on very cold winter days, there is intense liquefaction and runoff of water from the aluminum surface with the risk of damaging nearby walls, floors and objects that will come in contact with water.
The thermal break window contains a special insulating material, called polyamide. The polyamide is inserted between the outer and inner surface (rod) of the profile, to be then stapled together to form a single profile. As a bad conductor of heat, it "interrupts" the influence of the external temperature on the inner surface of the window, eliminating the phenomenon of liquefaction and consequently all the resulting problems.
How do I confirm that my frames are ALOUSYSTEM?
All our products (Alousystem, Iris, Orion, Gutbond), have a protection tape, which bears the name of the series and the company that produces it.
How can I find ALOUSYSTEM products in my area?
You can refer to brands or constructions, which have plates with the distinctive trademarks of ALOUSYSTEM (Alousystem, Groupal, Astra). If you can not find the dealers or manufacturers in your area, call ALOUSYSTEM directly, at the Customer Service Department Tel: 210. ******* and they will give you solutions.
What should I know before making the final decision about my windows?
The type of frames (sliding, opening).
The system (series), its specifications and its resistance to climatic conditions.
The contribution to the overall aesthetics of the building (dimensions, color, accessories).
The contribution to the energy saving rate of the building as a whole.
The quality of components and mechanisms.
How do I pay the manufacturer?
It is important to know how important the right financial arrangement is, which you will agree with your manufacturer. It is recommended that the payment be made gradually and in accordance with the progress of the work. It is in your best interest to sign a well-worded private contract and to be present during the installation of the frames.
This document should explicitly state all the terms of the agreement and in particular should provide for a penalty clause due to delay.
In no case will the amount be reimbursed if they arise, deviations in the quality and specifications of the ordered products and materials, as well as inability to repair any defects.
Why should I prefer aluminum as a material for my windows?
Aluminum is used to make frames, such as doors, windows and a host of other products, because aluminum is a material that:
It never needs maintenance because it is highly resistant to corrosion.
It is offered ready-made, painted in a wide variety of colors and types of paint (eg wood shades).
It is extremely light and does not burden the building.
It is selected for any kind of construction application, modern or traditional.
It has the highest durability and use compared to any other material.
It is environmentally friendly and recyclable.
It is a 100% Greek product.
The frames have excellent insulating properties when combined with the appropriate crystals, rubbers and brushes. The ability to use various mechanisms facilitates the proper operation of the frames and in specific advanced systems, increases the level of security. Aluminum frames have become the trademark of our time, because in their share, they contributed to the upgrading of the quality of life of the modern world.
How do I choose the right manufacturer?
To enjoy the branded aluminum system of your choice, you must also ensure the "good carpenter", ie the appropriate manufacturer who has taste, knowledge and experience. The manufacturer will faithfully apply the specified manufacturing methods and of course will use the certified components recommended by the aluminum company and only these.
To make sure you work with the right people.
Ask your local aluminum systems dealer for a reputable manufacturer.
Ask the manufacturer to show you his work.
Ask and learn from previous clients about the consistency and quality of his work.
Visit the workshop and its exhibition.
To all your questions and especially those related to construction problems, he should give you substantiated answers and should suggest cost-effective solutions.