Video: How A Real Man Chose Roof Windows
2023 Author: Douglas Hoggarth | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:23
I am a real man. I have a family, a job and soon there will be a country house. The house is the traditional concern of the real owner, so I took care of the organization of construction and all the related matters myself. However, one day a very difficult question had to be solved.
The question was how to choose windows for the future attic. The attic is a special room and requires a special attitude. Under the roof I wanted to arrange a billiard room and an office. Therefore, I wanted to design everything like this and select materials so that later I would not bite my elbows, but live and enjoy normally?
So I gained patience and began to search the Internet for information about dormers. If you want to do something competently, figure it out yourself and control who you need. Then everything will be all right. "There is nothing difficult in this, - I thought. - Skylights should be warm, reliable, comfortable and durable. Everything and business."
In practice, it turned out that there are several manufacturers of roof windows. And everyone praises his "offspring" as best he can. I must say that since childhood I used to trust only my own experience and those things that have passed the test of time. Therefore, I achieved everything I wanted in my life. This is the only way a normal man should act. So I dismissed the companies that have been on the Russian market for less than five years. It's easy to offer a five-year warranty if you've only been on the market for a year and then look for you.
The VELUX firm attracted my attention. Danish company, 60 years on the European market, on the Russian - 11. This is serious. With our natural conditions and economic climate, in general, a year should be considered as two. This is not a bank for you, which lost all the money, then "his own" were pumped to him again, so he stands, proud of his "stability". With windows, this will not work. Take note.
Farther. What material should be used for the windows? Plastic or wood? Honestly, I don't respect plastic. A country house is not an ice cream booth, there is nature, fresh air, everything should breathe. So let those who like to pay twice choose cheap options. The roof is the most important element of the house, they do not save on it, here the quality of materials comes first. I found out that the most reliable option is windows made of pieces of wood glued in different directions. The wood species is also important. The best thing on the market is northern pine. Proposed, by the way, also by VELUX.
With particular attention I approached the issue of frost resistance of roof windows. I was interested in the main characteristics of double-glazed windows, because it depends on them whether the window freezes and condensation forms on it. It turned out that in order to reduce thermal conductivity, the inner glass must have a heat-reflecting coating, and the chamber must be filled with an inert gas (argon, for example). The thermal conductivity of this gas is lower than that of air, so the windows retain heat better.
I became interested in VELUX windows, began to purposefully search for information on them. By the way, I learned a lot of cool things: for example, that these windows are tested for resistance to wind and heavy rains in a special aerodynamic installation; that double-glazed windows are manufactured using the "warm perimeter" technology, which excludes freezing; that the windows are installed almost flush with the roof surface - and this is an additional guarantee of heat preservation, plus a beautiful view from the outside.
Having visited the VELUX website, I found there normal, detailed descriptions of windows, advice on choosing the right size and model, installation recommendations, photographs. Everything is clear and without further ado. So I made my choice, and you?