You Can Have Wood Looking Windows or Doors Without All The Maintenance
A key factor for tremendous popularity of vinyl windows in Connecticut and nationwide has been thermal efficiency. As homeowners look to conserve energy they tend to replace older windows with energy efficient vinyl windows. Homeowners also like vinyl windows because they are low maintenance, durable and affordable. However, some think that vinyl windows have limited color selection. Others think that having to choose between wood and vinyl windows is the choice between the natural beauty of wood and maintenance freedom, and superior energy efficiency of vinyl windows.
In reality, with the advancements in vinyl window technologies, you can have the appealing beauty of custom-crafted wood windows without the time-consuming maintenance. Today, new cutting-edge color technologies make it possible to achieve beautiful interior and exterior colors on vinyl windows. The best high-performance interior laminates and exterior paints feature rich hues and natural-looking wood finishes that are remarkably strong and fade-resistant.
Laminate technology was introduced in Europe in the 1970s. The process has been perfected over the decades.
Triple-layer composition expertly marries a highly resilient, transparent double layer of protection consisting of PVDF and PMMA materials to an acrylic base layer to form an extremely strong surface that maintains its attractive appearance over the life of the product.
Primer on the back side of the laminate combined with a special polyurethane adhesive permanently bonds the laminate finish to the window substrate. This fully cross-linked adhesive will not allow the laminate to separate from the window, despite exposure to extreme heat or cold.
Benefits of High Quality Window Laminates
Vinyl windows never need to be painted, which helps prevent paint, stain and other maintenance-related products from entering the waste stream. The generous color palette allows you to choose rich colors that previously were only available with painted wood windows.
ALSIDE FrameWorks™ Color Collection
Beauty and vision, performance and strengths – it all comes together in FrameWorks exciting collection of styles, colors and custom accents. FrameWorks exterior colors feature a cutting-edge polyurethane coating technology with heat-reflective pigments for a remarkably strong and fade-resistant finish. Interior woodgrain laminates are performance-engineered for superb durability that maintains its attractive appearance over the life of the product.
* Solid color, non-laminated windows.
OKNA Windows Color Selection
OKNA Windows Company offers three beautiful interior woodgrain laminates in addition to the standard Euro-White in order to give your home a distinctive look and enhanced curb appeal. You can also special order a custom exterior color from a virtually unlimited selection of paints. OKNA paints are environmentally safe and durable, giving your home’s exterior a vibrant and long-lasting color finish.
Standard Euro-White finish and Standard Euro-White Lock
Optional Cognac finish (laminate) and Optional Brushed Nickel lock
Optional Melrose Cherry finish (laminate) and Optional Antique Brass lock
Optional Natural finish (laminate) and Optional Brushed Nickel lock
Euro-White finish and Euro-White Lock
Almond Finish Almond Lock
Melrose Cherry Finish Antique Brass Lock
Cognac Finish Brushed Nickel Lock
Natural Finish Brushed Nickel Lock
All colors except Euro-White are available at an additional charge.