Wood only ignites without the presence of a flame when it reaches a temperature of 450 C to 500 C. This means that wood burns very slowly. Even when the surface is burning, it doesn’t lose its mechanical strength. The chart below demonstrates the values of heat capacity i.e. the amount of heat that is absorbed by materials. The smaller the value is the better the results are ensuring up to 30% savings in heating and cooling costs. Studies have shown that wood is 9 times better in insulating than concrete and 430 times from steel.
Wood is a superior material in terms of thermal insulation.
We can even touch with safety a wooden window under flames from the non burning end. Compared with other materials wood has 4.000 times better thermal capacity of the steel and 1.800 times better than aluminum.
Yes. It can be done at any time. Use a water soluble paint provided exclusively by HAUFEN. The procedure includes the cleaning of the window, a simple sanding of the surface (not rubbing) and the application of the new paint. The new paint will have all the initial properties.
Hits and scratches are not important damages and can be repaired.
Following the instructions and using the Kit box given by HAUFEN you can repair damage by yourself. The procedure is very simple. This feature makes wood unique among all other materials.
over the last 20 years we have install our frames on islands, on houses near the sea, in areas with difficult weather conditions. Out dyes justifies our excellent reputation.
Our success is not accidental.
It is also important to take care of the external surfaces of the window as often as the climate and the weather conditions require. In this way windows will always look as new.
A recent report of the international environmental organization WWF states that the expected life of a wooden window is 60 years, while the corresponding life of a PVC window is only 20 years.
Wood is the most important renewable raw material used in construction of buildings. It requires relatively little processing before use and the production process is relatively clean and requires little energy. Choosing wood as a structural material should take into account and some other parameters which are crucial in order wood to qualify as truly «ecological” material.
HAUFEN follows the strictest ecological standards. From planting and harvesting up to the processing, manufacture of frames and placing them at the building. Materials, paints type of treatment subject to strict controls to protect workers and the final consumers. All Certificates are available upon request.