As a result of the recently amended Energy Saving directive (EnEV) the EU continues to place high standards when it comes to energy efficiency and French windows.
Whether renovation or new build – thanks to thermal insulation measures the required EU-standards can be met with all our windows. This is guaranteed both glazing and also the technical specifications such as spacing between the panes.
The EnEV approved maximum of 1.3 W/(m2K) is easily met by all French windows – and at the same time expensive heating costs can be cut. The lower the heat transmission coefficient (the Ug-value) is, then the lower the resulting energy costs will be.
As a general rule we can say that if the Ug-value can be reduced by only 0.1 W/(m2K) then approximately 1.1 l of heating oil per square meter of living space will be saved.
A particular feature to note here is the use of modern multi-pane insulated glass: an extremely thin coating of metal foil reflects the radiation of heat attempting to escape through the window but still lets the sun’s rays into the rooms.
With a Ug-value of up to 0.4 W/(m2K) this type of glazing stands for sustainable living and high levels of energy efficiency.
Besides energy efficiency, security and easy maintenance are central requirements of windows. High quality of materials and during manufacture allows the use of burglar-proof laminated safety glass. The tear-resistant but elastic foil incorporated is so designed that even when a French window pane is broken it will still have sufficient stability and the soundproofing construction will continue to keep traffic noise out.
But foremost the foil coating, usually of poly vinyl butyral or ethylene vinyl acetate, prevents the breaking of the pane. The high pressure needed to unite the layers of foil and glass holds the resulting splinters of glass together reducing any risk of injury and making entry through the now broken French window extremely difficult. The right French window ensures both a quiet and a safe home – and one’s own four walls remain a haven of peace and relaxation.
Even French windows need to have a weatherproof form of construction. High value materials of glass and frame hold damp at bay and protect from potential mould.
The glass separation elements within the frame construction fix the insulation noble gas between the panes, reduce the buildup of condensation and keep water vapour out. Important here is the fitting.
While old, leaky windows are often the cause of damp inside a room, the faulty placement of a modern French window can also lead to gaps. These can quickly lower the thermal insulating performance by up to 50% and can be the reason for mould.
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