Durable uPVC windows and doors verified to last 35 years and longer
It’s hard to believe anyone makes a window today that lasts 35 years, especially if your frame of reference (so to speak) is aluminum or old-school vinyl. So, get this: a 2006 study conducted by the Building Research Establishment* found that windows made with the high-performance uPVC formulation pioneered at REHAU “have a service life of at least 35 years under normal urban and non-aggressive conditions.”
That’s 10 years longer than the previously accepted industry standard of 25 years for uPVC and 20 years longer than the average 15-year lifespan of aluminum. Accordingly, we can point you to REHAU installations that exceed 30 years in North America and even 50 years in Europe!*
Protect your investment: no water or air leaks, no fading or painting – no hassles
The remarkable durability of REHAU windows and doors boils down to proprietary MATERIALS, state-of-the-art EXTRUSION technology and superior DESIGN
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uPVC fusion-welded corners never leak like aluminum ones
Aluminum windows have mechanically joined corners that invariably begin to wear and break down as the aluminum expands and contracts with changing temperatures. Loose joints create air leaks and moisture problems, which often means aluminum windows need to be repaired, repainted and ultimately replaced every 10 years or so. By contrast, REHAU’s advanced polymer window and door systems are equipped with fusion-welded corners so there are literally no corner joints to compromise.
Incredibly tight seals co-extruded simultaneously with frames and sashes
Most of our window and door systems are made with flexible seals that are co-extruded with our rigid PVC frames and sashes. As a result, the seals are welded together with the window and door profile for an incredibly tight fit that lasts for decades, long after aluminum window and door seals have shrunk or pulled away from their frames.
Super resilient surfaces are easy to clean, always look like new
With advanced stabilizers and surface hardeners, our windows and doors also demonstrate remarkable resistance to solar radiation and other harsh environmental conditions. The result: windows that don’t fade, dent, scratch, flake or peel. With just water and detergent, our windows will never lose that brand-new look and luster.
* Scoping Study: Service life estimation of PVC-U windows, Building Research Establishment, Client Report Number 228-618, Watford, U.K., 2006. Browse more reference projects here.