Durability with VELFAC 200 window systems
VELFAC windows have a low maintenance, long life span which gives excellent value for money.
Reducing the need for costly maintenance or replacement parts means we offer real savings over the life span of the building.
Once installed, a VELFAC window virtually takes care of itself, with regular cleaning and oiling of the hinges and handle once a year, the sash will not need painting or replacing during its lifetime.
The durability of VELFAC windows - which are built to last - has been assessed by leading construction industry bodies and we can safely say our windows have a 40 to 60 year design life which gives our customers real value for money.
Salt spray test (CCT test) of brackets
As one of only a few companies which designs and manufactures its own innovative ironmongery, we ensure it is of a high quality and suitable for use with our products.
Secure ironmongery means three things: safety, strength and durability.
Our windows are drop tested, this tests the capability of the ironmongery to stop the window falling from the facade should any piece of ironmongery fail. VELFAC window frames are proven to be safe and secure.
We salt spray test all exterior brackets and have changed the procedure from the regular SST, or Salt Spray Test, to a more advanced test form called CCT, or Cyclic Corrosion Test.
The CCT test mimics the actual environmental impact in that the brackets are not only exposed to the salt spray but also varying temperatures and alternating dry and humid environments. This test form should ensures far more valid results and more durable brackets.
VELFAC tests are in line with CCT evaluation value 10 cf. EN /ISO 10289), and our requirement in connection with this test is, that our brackets must withstand 480 hours of testing without any traces of rust.
12 year comprehensive warranty
VELFAC offers a comprehensive 12-year warranty for the VELFAC 200 window systems, and 12 months for electrical accessories.
VELFAC is part of the VKR Group, and we draw on over 60 years’ experience in the development and manufacture of high quality window systems. In the early 1980’s we began to manufacture windows in wood and aluminium, and we are the only company in the industry today, which has such an impressive history in the design and development of composite window systems. The way VELFAC 200 windows are constructed is simple: a weatherproof aluminium frame on the outside and inside, a timber frame which gives a warm, natural feeling. Combined, these provide unique strength and weather resistance.
VELFAC 200 construction guarantees plenty of air circulation between the aluminium and wooden frames to keeps the timber dry and healthy.
The warranty against fabrication and material defects is valid from the date of delivery and 12 years onward. It is a condition of our warranty obligation that the window has been installed and used properly, and that it has not been exposed to e.g. vandalism or other damage.