Glossary / Information for window buyers

PVC windows are a long-term, low-cost and energy efficient investment for your home and boast a good cost-benefit ratio. For a service life of over 50 years the decision on which window system to choose should be considered thoroughly. We have therefore prepared a glossary of key topics for you, relating to windows, that will help you select the right products for your individual requirements and needs. Please also feel free to contact one of our specialists near you at any time should you require any assistance.

Saving energy
Energy Saving Regulations EnEV 2014
Energy Saving Regulations EnEV 2009 and EnEV 2012
Eligible for KfW financial support (German Reconstruction Loan Corporation)
Triple glazing
Energy saving calculator
U-value for windows

Environment
Recycling of plastic
Plastic materials and sustainability

Window types
Soundproof windows
Passive house windows
Cellar windows
Sliding windows

Window technology
RAL – what is it?
Window installation in compliance with RAL Guidelines
Opening types
Screening systems
Noise insulation
Material for window frames
Burglary protection

Ventilation
Window ventilation (room ventilation)
Ventilation standard DIN 1946-6
Humidity and mould

Why PVC windows
Advantages of PVC windows

Refurbishment
Window replacement and window renovation

Care and maintenance
Tips on care and maintenance

Window colours
Window colours for PVC windows

Tips on window purchase


Saving energy


Environment


Window types


Window technology


Ventilation


Why PVC windows


Refurbishment


Care and maintenance


Window colours




UPVC Service-Tools

Colour Configurator
Energy saving calculator