For the first time and with pride Arika presents to you our new window system of 2011. The first series windows of the new generation. Forget everything that you have seen so far in relation to windows. Meet the windows of the future.
More and more new built houses, but also renovated houses are fitted with PVC windows. PVC windows in your home provide a nice and modern appearance and provide durability of your home as well, resulting in creation of a modern and sustainable living environment. All our profiles, glass, rubbers, moving parts like hinges and window and door furnitures are frequently tested extensively in our factory with relation to quality and durability. Obviously these are not the only advantages. Our PVC and aluminium windows have numerous benefits such as:
Tedious jobs such as painting, sanding and repairing of windows are over and done with. PVC windows require minimum maintenance. In our unpredictable climate windows are exposed to all sorts of extreme weather conditions. For the windows of Arika that is no problem at all, because Arika window frames are wind- and weatherproof for years on end. No costly and time-consuming painting chores anymore, occasionally simply cleaning the windows with soapy water and your windows keep looking as new. To clean the windows more easily, you can use car wax. You can apply this just as you would with a car and it gives your windows an extra layer of protection against dirt and weather conditions. Lubricating of the window and door furnitures is also advisable. All moving parts in the windows and doors can be lubricated with for example WD40, you can find this in all do-it-yourself stores and hardware stores.
The insulation value of our PVC and aluminium windows is high. Arika window frames consist of six chambers (the highest possible number at this moment) and are fitted with first-rate seals. What’s more Arika takes insulation of your home very serious and therefore as one of the first companies in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg we also insulate the cleft (between the inner- and outer wall) as much as possible with glass wool during installation of the windows. For more details also check the menu Project photos.
This is an excellent, extra insulation service that we offer on top of installing a new PVC or aluminium window that already insulates quite well on its own. You will save again additional heating costs by not only reinstalling your old window by a much better insulating new PVC or aluminium window, but the outer walls of your house will also be extra insulated. Besides saving on heating costs, unpleasant noises from outside do not or hardly get through.
Ventilation is very important for your own health and for your home. It is generally accepted that in a room with all windows and doors closed like for example in your bedroom, within 30 to 45 minutes all fresh air has disappeared. This often causes headaches and a lack of energy after 1 night of sleep. Your home also needs some fresh air now and then to not start smelling ‘dusty’. At Arika with our PVC and aluminium windows many possibilities are available for proper ventilation. As can be seen on the pictures there is the tilt position of our tilt and turn windows, enabling the window to be opened at an angle from the top without immediately snapping shut at the least bit of wind or draft. For ventilation in our windows we also use ventilators with controls with a rounded exterior and a removable inner screen that instantly serves as anti-insect netting. The flap within the grill tilts not up- but downwards so that the air is not blown down and you will never feel the wind or air in your neck.
If your house is adapted, the risk of burglary is reduced with 95%.
About 100.000 times a year a burglary takes place in Holland alone. The intruder often leaves behind a lot of material and emotional damage. Fortunately you can do several things to prevent a burglary. These measures mainly are directed at the intruder with opportunity (who commits about 85% of all burglaries). An opportunity intruder generally Works with small tools (like for example a screwdriver) and tries to operate as quickly as possible. The longer a thief takes to break into a house, the bigger the chance of him being caught. A burglar does not like high quality window- and door furniture, because this prevents him from entering the house very quickly. If it takes too long he will search for (another) residence that does provide easy access. If your home has been adapted to the requirements of the Safe Living Certificate issued by the Safe Living Police Warranty®, the risk of burglary is reduced by approximately 95%. Arika produces her windows and doors by default always according to the requirements of the Safe Living Police Warranty®, also known as SKG warranty. If a residence meets certain safety requirements in the field of burglary prevention like proper door furnitures, many Insurance companies will also give you a discount on the premium of the fire and theft Insurance. This price reduction can rise to no less than 25%.
For PVC and aluminium windows no wood is required and therefore no trees need to be cut down, resulting in the preservation of the habitat of many animals. Recycling of raw materials for PVC and aluminium windows and doors (being PVC and aluminium) is nevertheless very important. This prevents PVC and aluminium products from ending up on a refuse-dump and consequently polluting the environment.
At Arika old windows and doors taken out at dismounting and pieces left over from production or powder originating from saw-cutting (PVC or aluminium parts) are properly collected and carried off to be recycled. These pieces and parts will then be re-used for production of other PVC and aluminium products.
Will it be a façade with a modern, design like appearance or do you prefer to preserve the characteristic personality of your house front by matching your new windows as much as possible with the old style? Besides the standard colours we offer a great variety of shades for every building style and every taste, including various wood finish variants.
To see which solution is most suitable for you, contact our specialists for free advice specially tailored to your situation.
Colours and finishes
Perhaps you were under the impression that PVC windows are snow-white by definition? We are happy to inform you that this is not in fact the case. For Arika windows provide you with a broad choice of colours and shades, from explicitly present-day to traditional and from uni(colour) to wood finish. The different colours can be applied independently from each other for inside and outside. For the surface of our coloured profiles we make use of our own high quality standards which are the same as for the profile production. Our production method guarantees a permanent even finish and colour and provides a higher resistance to wear and tear and colour fastness, even in conditions of strong sun light and a rough sea climate.