Tuval-Minimal Presents: Steel Frame Windows without having to compromise window performance
Why do Steel-Windows have bad reputation
Aluminum framed windows are composed of finished profiles arriving already painted and ready to assemble at the project site. Steel-Windows, on the other hand, are crafted especially for the each specific opening, through the welding of steel profiles. After the manufacturing process, the complete window undergoes finishing processes including: polish, rust protection, painting, and the adding of rubber sealing and accessories. The quality of manufacturing and installment have a critical influence on the final product’s value: the operational mechanisms, isolation and sealing characteristics, and the steel’s resilience against rust.
Unprofessional manufacturers, or manufacturers that chose to reduce production cost, have created a bad reputation for Steel-Windows, and false conceptions regarding the product’s characteristics. Contrary to common belief, Steel Frame Windows manufactured and assembled by professionals ensure state of the art performance and easy operation for many years to come.
The leading and most advanced system on the market
Our long time customers list a few advantages which have been maintained over the years: a “never old” appearance, smooth and simple operation, and never-go-bad mechanisms. Thanks to our cutting edge production methods, we can assure you’ll receive perfect sealing against wind, rain and noise, and excellent thermal isolation.
Thanks to our many years of experience, the emphasis we put on quality production and the assimilation of advanced technologies – we are committed to supplying you the best products. Here are the key advantages of Tuval’s Steel-Windows and Doors:
#1 Optimal Protection against rust using Zinc Metalizing process
Humidity, heat and proximity to the sea create tough climate conditions that may accelerate rusting processes. This is one of the main reasons why low-cost production has created a bad reputation for Steel Frame Windows.
Professional coating of the steel ensures full protection from rust, and enables sheer enjoyment of the product’s unique advantages.
In order to promise the perfect protection for years to come, Tuval applies a complex and expensive galvanization process called Thermal-Spray Zinc Metalizing. As opposed to popular and cheap electrostatic galvanizing, the hot zinc creates a thicker coating layer, which covers the entirety of the product’s surfaces, including corners and welding points.
#2 Slim and Minimalistic Appearance due to the Steel’s Substantial Strength
The minimalistic profile and elegant look are probably the most familiar characteristics of Steel-Windows. Thanks to the steel profile’s strength, producing slim and narrow frames has become much easier.
Steel Frame Profiles are 3 times stronger than aluminum profiles. The natural and easy choice for slim frames has to be Steel Framing, allowing more of the outside to “enter” the indoors.
#3 Thermal Broken Profiles and the Common Misconception
Opposed to what people tend to think, Steel Frame Windows can offer very good thermal isolation, thanks to new Steel Profiles with Thermal Breaks. Steel-Windows with high isolation performance can be constructed using glasses with advanced isolation attributes, such as Insulating glass with LOW-E coating, and significant air space. Combining Thermally Broken Profiles, Steel-Windows & Doors U-Factor can even comply with California’s “Title 24” challenging requirements.
Tuval manufactures all of its windows and doors with double rubber sealing. This mechanism, along with the proper planning and awareness to the smallest details, ensure the perfect sealing against wind and water. Moreover, the isolation obtained is significantly better compared to sliding systems, commonly used in aluminum framed windows, which don’t hermetically seal the opening.
#4 Design and Operational flexibility
#5 Durability and Product life
Steel Windows Institute: “Architect’s guide to Steel Windows and Doors”. See: www.steelwindows.com
About Zinc Metalizing using Thermal Spray technique: https://thermalsprayzinc.zinc.org/about-thermal-spray/
Thermal conductivity of Metals: www.engineeringtoolbox.com