Monday, November 24, 2008

Tilt and Turn PVC Windows

Tilt and Turn Windows
Architectural Style:
Where function and coordinated looks are a consideration, windows and French doors will enhance any architectural style and provide you with custom solutions to simplify your planning and design. vinyl profiles offer a variety of shapes and functions, suitable for either the contemporary or traditional home and will always guarantee stability and exceptional thermal protection under the most extreme weather conditions.
Technological Advances:
has considered wind loading, security, water penetration, thermal resistance and maintenance when designing these windows. Our profile system was developed with constant improvement and development of innovative accessories we can solve your most challenging detail or installation.
Durability & Security:
The 900 Series profile proves its reliability utilizing corrosion protected reinforcing steel. The special multi point locking system adds security whether closed or tilted open. These and many other features, exclusive to , are incorporated into every window and French door built in the 900 Series.
Functional Simplicity:
Tilt and Turn windows and French doors were pioneered by for tough northern European weather conditions where positive seal requirements are mandatory. The unique function of the tilt position allows ventilation to the room without drafts; worry free rain protection; and in the turn position, they act just like casement windows. The inward opening function allows for easy cleaning from the inside. The advantage of the turn-tilt function is the enormous safety and security features. The multi-point locking mechanism around the entire frame makes the window extremely secure from unwanted entry - even when in the ventilation tilt position.
Tilt and Turn Details:

A three point handle makes our Series Tilt And Turn System so easy to use.
Three simple steps:
1. Turn the handle to the side, as shown to the left, and the window swings in.
2. Turn the handle so it's pointing up and the window tilts to the inside from the top.
3. Turn the handle so it's pointing down and it's locked.
We use the same handle system for both the windows and the doors, keeping a consistent look throughout your home.
Safe and Secure:
You can rest easy with the Series Tilt and Turn System. The eight point locking system will keep you safe when your home and your belongings safe when your not. Warranted for as long as you own the home.
Long Lasting, Easy Operation:
Heavy duty hinges allow the 8000 Tilt and Turn System to open fully. Heavy aluminum reinforcing coupled with the fact that all screws go through the vinyl outer layer into aluminum allow the openings to be over sized. Available sizes: Widths up to 48" and heights up to 96". Windows and Doors use the same frame material so you get a consistent look around your home. All hardware is Zinc Dichromate dipped to resist corrosion.
Smart and Effective:
The inward tilt action of the Series 8000 gives you all the benefits of a top opener with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your windows and doors are still locked. Heavy duty hinging system allows the entire window or door system to tilt to the inside to allow hot air trapped at the ceiling to easily vent out.
Weather Tight:
When closed, with the handle in the down and locked position, the Series 8000 System is the most air and water tight system on the market. All EPDM Rubber Seals are replaceable if required making your new windows and solid investment. The Series 8000 Tilt and Turn European Window System has received higher test scores than any other window system on the market. It is the most weather resistant system you can buy.

THE NEW DIMENSION IN Window Construction

THE NEW DIMENSION IN Window Construction
From the 2nd to 5th April 2008 presented at the REHAU Window the leading trade fair for windows and facade engineering, in Nuremberg. The emphasis this time was the world premiere of the new, revolutionary window profile generation GENEO ® from the high-tech material RAU FIPRO ®.

RAU FIPRO ® from REHAU is the future material for window profiles and gives GENEO ® an unbeatable stability.
The innovative high-tech material

1st Unbeatable stable
RAU FIPRO - High-tech in perfection. Highest stability and torsion set entirely new standards for window profile systems. With RAU FIPRO may be additional Armierungen, with unchanged static properties that are virtually abandoned.

2nd Uniquely innovative
RAU FIPRO is the result of over 50 years REHAU development expertise and innovation. The industry sets new mark with a high-fiber composite material. The sophisticated formulation and production technology, provide excellent static properties. After aircraft and Formula 1 bring fiber composites now also high performance in the window.

3rd Quality
Best raw materials and processing the highest standards offer excellent quality and longevity of profiles from RAU FIPRO. Even at maximum loads. The good, smooth surfaces REHAU stand for quality and durable easy-care profiles.
GENEO ® --
The efficient window profile system

The 1st Future fully
GENEO - the vision of a fully reinforced window system without steel reinforcements has become a reality. The perfect profile design offers together with the high-tech material RAU FIPRO unbeatable advantages in manufacturing. Reinforced with additional screw Queraussteifungen IVS (Integrated amplification system) provide excellent stability. Examination resistance class 2 (without additional steel reinforcements) existed.

2nd Unbeatable thermal insulation
Rated with a value of up to Uf, BW = 0.8 W / m K is highly GENEO thermal insulation and unique in its class. And at the low elevation width of 115 mm. Through the use of appropriate window glasses are GENEO passive-suited.

3rd Genial economically
GENEO enables rational storage and manufacturing. Easier handling by up to 40% weight advantage. Independence of steel prices. New concept with a single gasket seal area forms on the outside wing and window frames. Cost because without weldable holders. Large Falztiefe from 66 mm to accommodate 3-times-glazing.
Euro Premier Windows

Monday, November 17, 2008

Matchmaking Services with Prescreened Service Providers; Beware of Risks Involved

Matchmaking Services with Prescreened Service Providers; Beware of Risks Involved

This popular contractor matching service maintains an extensive database of prescreened contractors.”

"Our free contractor referral service provides verified US insured and licensed contractors.”

“We prescreen all contractors before we choose to partner with them…a contractor must provide proof of insurance and licensing…and must also submit a solid list of previous customer references.”

Such are the assertions made by 3 different consumer-to-contractor matchmaking services that prescreen member service providers.

Sounds good; until one begins considering possible drawbacks. Or what dangers could be lurking behind such carefully worded sales pitches.

The first area of concern is that consumers can be lulled into a false sense of security by this type matchmaking service. Putting them at risk for hiring a contractor based upon old, outdated information.

Contractor proof of insurance, licensing, and other credentials that checked out even just a few short weeks prior could no longer be valid. And references offered at the time of membership, obsolete and no longer reflective of the contractor’s workmanship. In addition, any number of personal problems or health complications might have arisen that could affect the work quality or integrity of services.

The second area of concern is the screening process itself:

• how extensive is it

• “who” implements it

• what resources are used

Each of these aspects directly affect whether or not information gleaned is truly a reliable gauge as to the contractor’s professionalism, credibility, and reliability as a service provider – even at the time of membership.

Combine these concerns with the fact consumer-to-contractor prescreening service providers offer no written guarantee that contractor members will perform as expected. Or that licensing, insurance coverage and good standing as a service provider are still in tact at the time of hiring.