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Passive house windows and doors
This is the category of windows and doors used for passive houses at Barrier®. REHAU profiles top Geneo PHZ®, provides optimum stability and insulating characteristics.
Barrier insulation 100 completes the perfect symphony of your home
In accordance with the basic principles of the passive house – more comfort with less energy – Barrier 100 windows brought heat and seal parameters to values unseen before. In accordance with the same principle, the contribution of the Barrier 100 windows aims at reaching its fullest only if the other elements of the building are as innovative and energy efficient.
Top quality materials used in the manufacture of the Barrier 100 windows make it the best choice in their category of products, thus being a guarantee for proper functioning and resistance over time.
RAU-FIPRO – mass reinforcement allows the thermo-modules to be used
RAU-FIPRO® is the result of a last generation technology, used in the aerospace industry as well as for the Formula 1 cars. The mass reinforcement of the REHAU Geneo PHZ® profiles increases considerably the carrying capacity of the joinery panels, making it unnecessary to use a metallic reinforcement. Therefore, the rooms of the profile receive what we call “thermo-modules” which are elements that enhance the insulating capacity.
Weatherproofing and the intake of fresh air
The mobile closing elements must be tight not allowing a loss of more than 0.6 of the total volume of air in the house in an hour.
Insulation and energy transfers
The heat transfer indicators of the opaque materials (walls, roofs, floors above the ground foundation) must be situated between 0.1 and 0.15 W/M2K. For heating and cooling, the annual consumption should reach a maximum of 15 kW/m2/year or 120 kW/m2/year (energy sources) including lighting and water heating. The heating system is optional, and if it is included, the power will not be greater than 10 W/m2.
thermal insulationU f sub> up to 0.79 W / m 2 sup> K
soundproofing class5 (glass = 50 dB, Rwp = 47 dB)
protection anti-burglaryUp to class WK3 (WK2 without steel)
thickness of the profile86 mm
visible width of profile115 mm
hardwaresVisible (Roto Lux or Roto NT)
thickness of the glass panel44 - 52 mm (3 sheets)
3 rows of perimeter gaskets, ensuring optimum sealing. The gasket material is very elastic, wear-resistant and weather-resistant. The medial seal increases the profile isolation.
the profile area
profiles are made using the most advanced extrusion technologies. The surface of HDF (High Definition Finishing) profiles is smooth, compact, easy to clean.
accessories, window sills and rolls
Range of accessories: rolls, indoor and outdoor window sills, Persian, mosquito nets. Integrated ventilation systems bring added benefit to the Barrier 100 windows.
The color range of Barrier® films is completed with 150 RAL colors for painted profiles. Moreover, you can also choose customized printed sheets with the design of your choice.
The heat transfer coefficient “U” represents the insulation capacity of GENEO® profiles. A lower “U” coefficient means a lower weight of the PVC profile panels and a better insulator. This feature depends on increasing the carrying capacity, as well as the number of rooms, the thickness profile and the aperture class sizes. The value of “U” is the amount of energy that crosses 1 m2 of the window in a second. Usually, we use three different ”U” values: U<sub>f</sub> – frame, U<sub>g</sub> – glass and U<sub>w</sub> – window.
performance of a window
A window should be seen as a whole. The surface of the profile is an average of 10% of the total area of the window and for this reason, the glass must be selected accordingly. To take full advantage of the insulating characteristics of the profile, the glass needs to have a heat transfer coefficient as close as possible to the heat transfer coefficient of the profile.
Basically, we deal with 5 soundproofing classes, starting from SK1 (weakest isolation) to SK5 (the highest soundproofing performance). The number of rooms containted in the profile, its class, as well as the thickness are crucial elements in determining the insulating capacity.
However, another element is striking important in establishing the insulating class: the configuration of the glass package. The thicker the package, the better it proves itself in what concerns the soundproofing capacities. A pack of three sheets will insulate better than a package of two sheets.
The resistance class of the windows and doors is chosen according to the place they are positioned:
resistance class 1 (WK<sub>1</sub>)-minimum protectionagainstinterference, used for windows and balcony doors situated at the upper floors, inaccessible
resistance class 2 (WK<sub>2</sub>) – improved protection against interference used for the windows and doors situated at the first floor
resistance class 3 (WK<sub>3</sub>) – optimal protection against interference used for the ground floor windows and doors.
For each of these classes of resistance, we use specific hardwares elements U<sub>f</sub> up to 0.86 W/m<sup>2</sup>K, safety vitrification adapted to each of the classes. The profiles play an important role, their reinforcement contributing to the increase of the level of protection.
thickness of the profile
The distance measured between the perpendicular faces of the profile basic part, defines the thickness of the profile. The frame and the sash have the same thickness, except the assemblies destined for the sliding doors profile, where the frame is noticeably wider.
visible width of the profile
The summed up distance of the frame and sash profiles, from the bottom of the frame up until the sash trim. Basically, this distance defines the visible part of the window framing.
Quality hardwares ensure a long and safe operation of the windows and doors. Beyond the insurance against burglary through a high resistance class, hardwares plays an important aesthetic role, with completely hidden systems (Roto NT Disegno) or visible elements of fittings. Another function of the hardware is providing desired types of openings, usually tilt opening, tilt-turn and swing. In general, the active sash is tilt-turn, ensuring a good ventilation of rooms, without the window being fully open. Modern systems provide a complementary ventilation service for the integrated profiles (Rehau Air-Clima or Geneo Inovent).