Occurrence of sweat on the thermal insulation glazing is caused by: – temperature of the glass pane inside the room; – relative humidity existing in the room. At a room temperature of 20°C, a glass pane temperature under 9,3°C and a relative humidity in the room of 50%, sweat will occur on the inside pane of the thermal insulation glazing. To limit the occurrence of sweat, we recommend repeated aeration of the room to remove the indoor excessive humidity that favours the occurrence of mold.
For the periodic cleaning of the PVC profiles we recommend the use of ordinary detergents.
For periodic cleaning of PVC profiles, you can use a soap and water solution; do not use agents that can attack the PVC profiles or that are abrasive and can scratch the surfaces. Clean periodically the frame groove to avoid clogging of drainage slots (wholes). The hardware is to be lubricated at least once a year with fine gears oil or special grease. Rubber seals are to be covered annually with silicone based substances that preserves the sealing qualities and its elasticity
Joining of PVC profiles is made by thermal welding as, while for aluminium it is made by mechanical joining. Thermal welding provides a better strength and sealing at corners and it is not possible that the corner joints to be affected due to dilatation and contraction. Under the same thermal insulation conditions (heat transfer coefficient W/mpK) and quality, the PVC casement price is lower than aluminium casement.
The purpose of the insulating glass windows is to maintain thermal comfort indoors during winter and avoid the greenhouse effect during summer.
The element through which the preponderant heat transfer is realized is the glass pane, which represents the largest area in the construction of a window. In the case of Bombardier carpentry, the glass that makes up the window is especially treated (+ argon + lowE lowE Solar) so as to meet the requirements mentioned above. In addition to this, using a profile with median gasket (greenEvolution), the airflow from the outside through the drainage holes and decompression, does not get into the hardware and hinges, thus avoiding significant thermal losses.
By using the Bombardier woodwork, you get a consistent economy by reducing the cost of heating or cooling bills, respectively.
Salamander profiles are produced in Germany, at Oberkotzau and Tanna, and a part of profiles are produced by Salamander Romania in Bucharest with German technology and raw materials. The profiles produced in Romania are exported also in Germany.
The quality of a window depends on many factors: – quality of materials: profiles, hardware, glazing; – quality of window manufacturing; – quality of installing. Each beneficiary must receive from the windows producer: – guarantee certificate from the casement producer; – fiscal invoice; – operation and maintenance instructions for the casement; – contract with casement drawings, so that any possible claim against the windows producer to be solved.
The advantages are:
– ensures a fast and easy cleaning due to smooth surfaces of the profiles;
– prevents dusting, the profiles being antistatic treated;
– Salamander PVC profiles used by Bombardier are fireproofed (flammability class C2), they become flammable at over 450°C, but they are self – extinguishing
– no need of other periodic application finishing (painting, varnishing, etc.).
Salamander profiles are factory marked with:
– Salamander company logo;
– profile code;
– production date and time;
– extrusion line.
The profiles are delivered with a transparent protection film on the exposed surfaces, bearing the Salamander logo.
The profiles used by Bombardier can be realized in a wide color palette. The most requested are the colors that mimic wood, especially for small residential buildings due to their pleasant and warm appearance.
Standard colors are: white, golden oak, walnut, dark oak (mooreiche, wenge). In the range of colors available on request we also have anthracite and mahogany, as well as all the other shades present in the Salamander and Deceunik palletes.
The complexity of Bombardier thermal insulation systems provides the possibility to add different accessories, according to everyone’s needs:
– exterior PVC or aluminium sills;
– interior PVC sills;
– mullions applied on window that would provide a special aesthetics;
– PVC roller shutters;
– insect screens;
– GECCO controlled ventilation flap;
– aluminium or magnetic door sills.
The insulating glass can not be vacuum sealed because in this case the glass would break due to the difference in pressure.
There can be dry air on the inside or inert gas can be introduced (argon, krypton, etc.).
In the case of Bombardier windows, on the inside you can find argon gas, without exception, because it is a gas that substantially improves the thermal and sound insulation qualities. The glass panes are made in a gas-filled environment, which excludes the absence of argon. Additionally, this technology is vastly superior to the version with valves, where gas loss is much quicker, leading to the deterioration of the insulation’s quality, and thus, requiring higher maintenance costs of the house.
This is a glass treated with a layer of silver ions that has the property to reflect the thermal radiation, obtaining a lower heat transfer coefficient.