All Aztech Performance Series window frames and sashes are constructed entirely from superior uPVC extruded profile. The frame and sash corners are fusion welded into a monolithic unit to provide a permanent seal against air and water penetration. Fusion welded corners together with multi-chambered frame and sash provide for maximum durability, insulation and security. Our solid vinyl frames won’t rot or warp and are manufactured to specifications with highest of precision. Aztech Doors & Windows vinyl come in the optimal glossy shine which in the long run offers a more attractive appearance and allows for easier cleaning. All of our windows meet Canadian and USA standards. They are CCMC approved and conform to CAN/CSA-A440-98.
WHY VINYL WINDOWS
Vinyl is a good alternative to other types of window materials because of its price and energy efficiency. It’s made from a plastic material called polyvinyl chloride (PVC). PVC has a high R-value, which means it provides a significant amount of insulation. Price and energy efficiency are just a few advantages of vinyl windows.
The advantages of vinyl windows are:
- Lower energy costs. Vinyl windows keep heat in during winter and out during summer. This reduces heating and air conditioning usage for lower energy bills.
- Maintenance free. Vinyl windows are nearly 100 percent scratch free. They never have to be painted, scraped, or stained and they’re easily cleaned with soap and water. Because they’re resistant to the elements, they don’t age as fast as other windows.
- Inexpensive. Vinyl is the least expensive of all window materials, but this doesn’t mean vinyl windows are low quality. Vinyl is durable, and it won’t rust or corrode.
- Variety. Vinyl windows have many color, size, and style options. They can also be custom made. Colors range from champagne to forest green, and sizes range widely. Vinyl windows are available in styles from awning to picture.
Modern windows have two or more layers of glass. In the United States and Canada, the Energy Code sets certain standards for performance of products installed in homes. These codes now require Low-E Glass in all residential homes.
Low-E is a film that is several layers of metal poured microscopically thin over the surface of newly poured glass. This heat reflective film is transparent but can be darker or lighter depending on the type and manufacturer. This data is rated in Visible Light Transmission. Darker glass with heavier Low–E will have less VT. The NFRC rates most energy star rated window manufacturers.
Low-E glass is up to four times more efficient than clear glass.
Other options include triple-glazing (a third pane of glass), higher quality spacers between the panes, which reduce the failure rate and conduction that allows seal failure. This creates “fogging” or condensation to form between the panes. Modern windows also have optional gases between the panes that have higher insulated qualities than air, such as argon or krypton gases.
- Sturdy extruded vinyl construction
- Fusion welded 3-1/4″ frame & sash for superior strength
- Multi hollow chamber design to increase rigidity and insulation rating
- Double paned IGU’s (Insulated Glass Units) with LoE-272® coating and Argon gas inside
- Warm edge non-metal Super Spacer®
- Advanced triple weather stripping for a superior seal
- Standard White, 32 additional colours are available
OPTIONAL FEATURES & UPGRADES
- Exterior brick moulding 1.25″ to 2.5″ wide
- uPVC or wooden jamb extensions and interior casings
- Tempered, coated, laminated, sandblasted, obscure glass
- Triple paned IGU’s with LoE-366® coating and Krypton gas inside for superior energy efficiency, UVand sound insulation
- Grills inside of the IGU’s or Simulated Divided Lites to maintain architectural style of the building. Variety of shapes, sizes and colours are available.