uPVC windows are generally far more affordable than wooden ones when it comes to costs of material. They are often the first choice for customers who need to keep on eye on their budget or people looking for an inexpensive alternative on a renovation project. You can make up for the reduced stiffness of the material with specially designed profiles or reinforcement. This means there are virtually no limits here, even with unusual shapes (corners or curves). Something that might interest lovers of individualised design: uPVC windows offer greater variety here thanks to the option of fitting aluminium shells outside or inside the home or using decorative films, including some in imitation wood!
With uPVC windows from Gaulhofer you get a quality high-tech product that is built to last – even when exposed to harsh climates or tough stress levels. Such durable A1 quality is guaranteed by Gaulhofer's uPVC window and door factory based at Mäder in Vorarlberg. Experienced, highly trained production workers use state-of-the-art equipment to manufacture true masterpieces of technology, which are furthermore characterised by first-rate environmental performance: uPVC windows are firstly made from recycled materials and secondly, can always be recycled again, so bringing them full circle. This reduces CO2 emissions and is kind to both the climate and the environment.
You can't generalise here. Your requirements first need to be clarified in the course of a professional consultation. What are you looking for in terms of energy, security or aesthetics? Your Gaulhofer specialist partner would be pleased to discuss your needs with you!
To put it simply: If you're more a natural type of person, wood is really the only option here. But if budget is an issue here, you'd be better served with uPVC windows, which are more affordable. Gaulhofer recommends you sign up for a detailed professional consultation with one of Gaulhofer's partners!
From the viewpoint of energy technology: as low as possible. Gaulhofer's partners however always try to reconcile efficiency, construction technology, budget limits and personal preferences – to ensure a perfect solution for you!
Aluminium cover shells improve the level of weather protection and so significantly lengthen the life of building components. The (minor) increase in costs is really worth it. Cover shells additionally allow doors and windows to be colour-coordinated with the facade, so letting you put your own touch to the design. Ask for advice!
Both uPVC and wooden windows should be cleaned regularly, while hardware has to be oiled about once a year depending on conditions. Wooden windows need additional skilled care, particularly on the outside, depending on their exposure to the weather. Detailed information is available, either from your Gaulhofer partner or in Gaulhofer's care instructions.
This varies, depending on the product. Gaulhofer offers a manufacturer's warranty of some 30 years for wooden windows and balcony doors, provided that service conditions are observed. You can find further details in Gaulhofer's warranty guidelines, or your Gaulhofer partner will be pleased to inform you about the exact terms and conditions for the product you have purchased.
Should your Gaulhofer windows sustain damage through mechanical influences despite their highly stable and resistant design, you are best advised to get in touch with your Gaulhofer's specialist partners. Our specialist partners are fully competent in terms of repair and can make you an attractive quotation for elimination of the damage.
Even the best window or front door can only function to optimum effect and enjoy a full service life if installation is carried out by professionals, as this has a major impact on functionality. Gaulhofer's specialist partners guarantee that your Gaulhofer product will give you maximum satisfaction and retain its full value for years to come.