Aluminum window maintenance manual

Aluminum window maintenance manual

Instructions for operation and maintenance of aluminum windows, doors, sliding systems and folding systems by Reynaers.

The English manual can be downloaded from HERE.

The Bulgarian manual can be downloaded from HERE.

Innovastil of Stroyko 2020

Innovastil of Stroyko 2020

InnovaStyle took part in the 28th specialized international exhibition for architecture, construction and furnishing STROYKO 2000 in the Bulgarian National Palace of Culture. There the company showed the current products in the field of aluminum facades and windows – SCHÜCO and Reynaers systems, as well as the new for Bulgaria aluminum pergolas SKYMATIK.

Types of glazing units

Types of glazing units

Although the profile is the base of the window/door, the greatest heat and noise transmission takes place through the glazing, as it has the largest area. That is why the double-glazed window is a detail that should not be neglected. When choosing a glazing unit, it is important to take into account several things that will contribute to our correct assessment:

  • the location of the building and the climatic conditions in the area
  • the orientation of the façade
  • time zone for use of the building (for buildings intended for use only in summer)
  • the opportunity to invest in energy-saving glass, which would lead to a significant reduction in heating and cooling costs

The glazing unit is two or more sheets of glass that are hermetically sealed to each other using a special glue and a spacer. In this way, a hermetically sealed air space is formed between the panes, which is an insulator. The glazing is 80-90% of the window area, which makes it decisive for the heat and sound insulation properties of any window system!

Glass – standard

  • Glass thickness 24 mm,
  • Two transparent float glasses of 4 mm each,
  • Spacer 16 mm, thermal insulation 2.8 W / m2K ,
  • Noise isolation 32 dB, light transmission 91%


Glass – reinforced

  • Thickness – 26 mm
  • Two glasses – 5 or 6 mm on the outside, 4 mm on the inside
  • Spacer 16 mm,
  • Thermal insulation – 2.8 W / m2K
  • Good strength at large sizes
  • Increased noise insulation


Glassware – with low emission glass

  • Glass thickness 24 mm, low emission glass and clear glass 4 mm
  • Spacer 16 mm
  • Thermal insulation 1.9 W / m2K
  • Noise isolation 32 dB
  • Daylight transmission 91%
  • The low-emission glass is coated with an ionized layer of precious metals, which reflects the long-wave spectrum of the infrared rays from the sun’s rays and heating or air conditioning appliances.


Glass package – with tinted glass

  • Thickness – 24 mm
  • Two glasses – externally 4 mm tinted, internally 4 mm transparent
  • Spacer 16 mm,
  • Thermal insulation – 2.8 W / m2K
  • There are variants of tinted glass


Glassware – with reflective / stopsol / glass

  • One colorless float glass with a glass thickness of 4 mm, one reflective glass /green, blue, gray, brown/ with a glass thickness of 4 mm
  • Spacer 16 mm
  • Thermal insulation – 2.7 W / m2.K
  • Noise isolation – 32 dB
  • Daylight penetration – 40% to 60%
  • UV / ultraviolet / radiation protection – 47.5%
  • Protection against IR /infrared/ rays – 61.17%

Stopsol glass has a special coating of metal oxides, applied with pyrolysis during its production. Stopsol glass is designed for additional protection of the premises from ultraviolet solar radiation and creates the effect of a mirror surface. Stopsol glass has a lasting reflection, perfect uniformity and consistency over time and a hard coating, resistant to scratches and stains.

Care for pvc windows

Care for pvc windows

Maintenance of PVC windows

  • The protective foil of the profiles must be removed immediately after the completion of the final construction and installation works.

A very common mistake after installing PVC windows is not to remove the protective foil for months. During this time, it can burn from the sun to the outside, thus, its removal becomes extremely difficult and there is a risk that part of it will remain on the windows. Another example is when the room is smoking and the protective film is not removed. This leads to a difference in the color PVC of the PVC profile from the exposed part and the part covered with foil. The windows explicitly state that the maximum period for removing the protective film is 3 months. DO NOT use cutting tools, such as knives, spatulas, needles, or other sharp tools, to remove the protective film. Wet the patch with lukewarm water and carefully remove it, using a soft cloth to clean the water. 

  • At least twice a year, treat with special lubricant or oil for sewing machines the mechanisms for opening and closing the PVC windows , the so-called hardware. This reduces dry friction and ensures a longer life for your windows.
  • After construction and installation work, carefully check all parts of the fittings for splashes of lime, cement, mortar and similar building materials. If there are such splashes, remove them, because they can cause functional damage due to blockage of the hardware.
  • Check the condition of the rubber seals once or twice a year, paying special attention to the seals on the outside, which are exposed to direct sunlight.
  • PVC profiles should NOT be treated with abrasives. 

Their use guarantees damage to the surface of the joinery, which can never be restored to its original appearance. Carefully read all the products you will use to clean the windows. Light dirt on the surface of the frames can be cleaned with warm water. In case of heavy pollution, we recommend special cleaners for PVC windows.

Causes of condensation on your PVC windows

Before you start asking yourself questions about moisture and its appearance, you need to know where and how it appears:

  • Най-често при домакинска работа – гответе, пране и др.;
  • Ако сградата е ново строителство – често се наблюдава поява на влага при нови сгради със северно изложение;
  • Водни пари от баня, перално помещение и др.;
  • От дишането на човек или животни, както и при стайните растения (през нощта човек отделя средно около 400 г вода);
  • Вода и водни разтвори, използвани за почистване.

Where does moisture most often appear in the premises?

  • On the windows in the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom;
  • In the corners and around them;
  • On the wall behind the furniture;
  • On the window sills.

Higher humidity is the cause of condensation on the windows.

We therefore recommend that you:

  • You often ventilate the rooms in which you live;
  • Take care of the good external insulation of your home;
  • Install thermal insulation or sun protection glass – this is achieved through the use of LowE (K) or ENERGY glass;
  • Consult specialists for the installation of heating appliances