High Efficiency uPVC Windows from REHAU Are Nothing Like the Vinyl You Might Remember
If you’re building a new single-family home, remodeling, or simply replacing your old windows to improve energy efficiency or appeal, you might be amongst those that still think of vinyl windows as, well … okay we’ll say it … cheap! Understandable, because many early wannabes tried to undersell aluminum windows with vinyl clones that were flimsy, leaked air and water, were difficult to open and close, and came in one exciting color – white!
Well homeowner, builder and contractor, it’s a new age with uPVC windows and doors from REHAU. Pioneered in energy-stingy Europe and then introduced to America 40 years ago, REHAU window and door systems are setting world-class standards in EFFICENCY, DESIGN, COMFORT, OPERATIONAL EASE and PASSIVE HOUSE innovation. It’s what happens when craftsmanship meets German engineering and American ingenuity, so let’s get started.
|Hinged at the side, casement windows swing outward with the easy turn of a handle placed near the bottom center of the window. You'll enjoy ease of operation, a compression-seal barrier for ultimate comfort, energy savings, easy maintenance and more.|
|This versatile design is three windows in one: an inward opening casement in the turn position, a secure top-venting hopper in the tilt position and a tightly sealed picture window when closed.|
|Advanced design and engineering make REHAU sliding patio doors everything you imagine it could be and more. Perfect for modern living, it opens up any space with classic looks and a large glass area for maximized daylight.|
|With just a simple turn of a handle, the door sash can be tilted providing secure ventilation. With another turn, the sash slides open parallel to the fixed unit, not into the room, for space-saving functionality. The added functionality of a Tilt-Slide door allows you to let in fresh air, without full exposure to the outside.|
|Few designs are more classic or have as many different uses as hinged doors. Hinged doors are offered as a single sash creating a beautiful main entrance or as dual sash, also referred to as French doors, connecting the indoors with the outdoors. These versatile doors can be used for patio, deck or balcony access.|
|Lift-slide doors lift the moving panel above the track for opening. For closing, the door is lowered, using multi-point locking system and compression-seal technology to achieve superior performance.|
Blackbirch – Haliburton, ON
Deep-energy Retrofit - Belmont, MA
The Greater Boston area is full of beautiful two- and three-story homes built in the early and mid-20th century that are, to put it mildly, energy inefficient. Buyers are eager to preserve the original features that give these residences their historic charm. They are not as enthralled, however, about living with the energy inefficiency that previous owners through the generations considered a fact of life.
German International School – White Plains, NY
When you are thousands of miles from home, sometimes the smallest details can mean a lot. That was architect Rainer Schrom’s thinking as he selected REHAU System 4500 tilt-turn windows and matching REHAU sliding patio doors for four single-family homes to be built on the property of the German International School of New York (GIS) in White Plains.
Green Homes North - Minneapolis, MN
Schrom Residence – Fairfield, CT
Most people who see Rainer Schrom’s home in Fairfield, Connecticut, will be struck by its modern design and expansive outdoor entertainment space with ample use of floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors that let in loads of natural light and make the outdoors feel closer. Schrom sees all of that and more – features that are invisible to the untrained eye.
REHAU Windows and Doors Can Be Perfect for Your Single-Family Project
We know it might be hard to believe that any window or door system could stand out on as many different measures as REHAU uPVC systems: energy efficiency, durability, design and style. But they do, and nothing would make us prouder than the opportunity to show you in person. A REHAU manufacturer near you is standing by and ready to go.
With REHAU, Beauty Isn’t fleeting
Homeowner, builder, replacement contractor - we all know that windows and doors don’t last forever. REHAU’s advanced uPVC window and door systems are made to last – retaining their beautiful shape, color and high performance for 30 years or more.* Contact the REHAU Manufacturer nearest you and open a window or door on your inner soul today.
* 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.
ALL at a Price You Can Afford … Really!
You or your builder have hundreds of window choices at a wide range of prices. But price rarely tells the value story. So, as you look to build comfort into a home, look to REHAU’s German-engineered, North-American-made windows and doors. They offer value that’s nearly impossible to put a price on – long-term COMFORT. Contact your REHAU manufacturer today.
In the first column...
We have wood windows that warp and need to be scraped, primed and painted every 10 years or so. We have aluminum windows that crack, leak and corrode also in a decade. We have cheap vinyl with operating and locking hardware that is prone to failure.
In the second column...
We have REHAU’s world-class uPVC windows and doors that operate with ease and look beautiful for longer than most people are likely to own their homes. Pencil in the significant frustration-and-hassle costs under column one while adding in peace-of-mind value to column two, and we think the decision is a no-brainer: Contact a nearby REHAU manufacturer ready to help you achieve window and door Zen from REHAU!
Building a green home – or remodeling to improve efficiency and lower the carbon footprint – is a ground-up process that starts with the foundation and ends at the roof peak. REHAU window and door systems are built with “whole structure” efficiencies in mind. Because uPVC is a polymer, it is fully recyclable and can be reused up to seven times – a notable savings in raw materials and energy for manufacturing. The carbon footprint for the production of vinyl is also much lower when compared to other framing materials like aluminum.
The bottom line: Sealed-in sustainability! With buildings consuming 40 percent of the world’s energy, REHAU is committed to a future of new homes that eventually will use almost no net energy to keep warm or cool. The green building revolution is here, and REHAU window and doors are ready for battle. Enlist today at any of our REHAU manufacturers throughout North America.
We offer a wide range of services, from technical assistance with fabrication set up and training to continuous sales and marketing support to everything related to product design, engineering and testing to our extensive project assistance to help you succeed in both the residential and commercial markets.
Contact one of our sales managers today to find out more.