Aluminium is in most ways the perfect material for constructing windows and doors: it is incredibly strong, light, weather proof and needs very little maintenance to provide years of reliable use. However, aluminium is also a very good conductor of heat, which means that on its own it provides very poor insulation against the winter weather and provides little protection from the summer sun.
Despite sounding like an unfortunate manufacturing defect, “thermally broken” aluminium windows and doors immediately solve this insulation problem by using a “thermal break” (sometimes known as a “thermal barrier”). This is a piece of material that doesn’t conduct heat at all, used to separate two materials or structures that do conduct heat. It acts as a barrier between the two to prevent heat transferring between them. In the case of aluminium windows, its main benefit is to prevent heat transferring from the inner frame to the outer frame – and to prevent the cold moving in from the outer to the inner.
So thermally broken aluminium windows and doors use a barrier in this way to improve insulation and energy efficiency. These days, the thermal barrier conducts up to 1,000 times less heat than aluminium, so it provides a tremendous reduction in heat loss and increases thermal performance. It also has the side effect of making your windows more soundproof, by dampening vibrations between the outer and inner frame.
Additional benefits of thermally broken aluminium windows and doors:
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LiftSlide offers unobstructed views, abundant light, security and the ability to operate the door with unparalleled ease. With these lift-slide systems, you can benefit from optimised fabrication processes and save a lot of time and costs. Our lift-slide technology for uPVC, aluminium + wood and aluminium is so versatile and sophisticated that it pushes forward with regard to room comfort, with its wide range of innovations – of course, it is also barrier-free and comes with numerous options for saving time and reducing costs throughout the entire production process.
The operation is intuitive and effortless, twith Sliding pation opening systems that also save energy! The explicitly cost-effective and, if required, barrier-free hardware solution brings the ease of use of lift-slide systems and the compression of parallel slide & tilt down to one single common denominator, even for sliding windows. This is provided by the assembly-friendly, perfect combination of a unique seal, special bogie wheels and innovative guiding and locking elements at all four sash corners.
|Interior/exterior handle set, with PC hole||Interior turn handle with PC hole||Interior turn handle without PC hole||Geared handle with anti-lockout device|
|Interior/exterior handle set||Interior/exterior handle set flat, cranked exterior handle||Interior/exterior handle set, with PC hole removable||Interior handle with Swiss RC hole without cover rosette|
|Interior turn handle without PC hole||Interior turn handle with PC hole||Geared handle with anti-lockout device||Interior turn handle with PC hole|
|Interior/exterior handle set, Swiss PC hole||Interior/exterior handle set, PC hole||Interior/exterior handle, Swiss PC hole||Interior handle with Swiss RC hole without cover rosette|
|Interior turn handle without PC hole||Interior turn handle with PC hole||Interior turn handle with PC hole||Interior turn handle without PC hole|
Wood aluminum Lift&Slide systems have a stylish and impressive look. This system carries innovative designs for heat and sound insulation, resistance to weather conditions, ease of cleaning and opening possibilities in various combinations.