In 2017 Neü Fenster was awarded the highest level Internorm can award to a partner:
1st Window Partner, Gold Level.
This means that not only did we meet the criteria for 1st Window Partner, but went the extra mile to provide an even better level of service to achieve GOLD LEVEL status.
There are many Internorm dealers across the the Globe but Neu Fenster is only one of the few to achieve this high service level award so you know you are dealing with the best in the industry.
To achieve 1st Window Partner Gold Level, we had to meet a strict multi-point criteria set down by Internorm which includes the following:
Internorm [1st] Window Partners "Gold-Level" support you not only in the choice of products, but above all with their professional service.
Meet the newest passive house window from internorm HF 410 LVL wood clad aluminium tilt & turn window
Internorm's latest creation is LVL ( Laminated Veneer Lumber, Wood Clad, Aluminum exterior ) is a Passive House certified triple glazed tilt & turn window. Extremely strong core is recommended for large units. Also ideal for coastal applications, very little humidity is absorbed by the LVL VS. Timber which allows us to use this window in very humid environments without any concerns for warping.
The new timber/aluminium window combines different materials to create the ideal window: High-quality wood on the interior in a host of variations and colors offers you countless possibilities when compiling the individual color schemes of your interiors. With new Internorm technology at its core in the form of the stable I-tec Core and an extremely weatherproof aluminium shell on the exterior to ensure a high level of resistance. You can see the complete specifications here : http://neufenster.com/tilt-and-turn-hf410-studio.html
Thermal insulation: Uw to 0,64 W/m²K
Sound protection: up to 46 dB
Locking: either concealed or exposed
In fact Internorm windows are designed and built in Austria, a perfect fit for cold climates like ours in Canada, there are also 4 different design styles of tilt and turn windows that are available you can certainly find the design style that would best suit your home and your taste.
Studio - STRAIGHT-LINED Tilt and Turn with triple glazing
The clear form language and the reduced design of the studio windows blend in with modern architecture and allow sophisticated, technological high-quality details.
The primarily flush-mounted systems are seamlessly integrated into a consistent design — fixed triple glazing and sash designs can thus be handled directly in the outside view. The installation variant with a frame integrated into the brickwork on three sides leaves only the glass pane visible. HF410 Studio is one of the best sellers in the studio line
Home Pure – PURISTIC Tilt and Turn with triple glazing
A straight-lined, edgy form language and the modern design of the home pure windows emphasize the design concepts in question. The offset systems fit perfectly with purist architecture and demonstrate a slick connection between modern living and harmony.
Home pure stands for a high level of quality and design awareness. You can still be creative — the windows give you quality of life and a feeling of comfort. The HV350 Home Pure with integrated blinds is a great example
Home – Soft ELEGANT Tilt and Turn with triple glazing
The harmonious form language and the soft-line design of the home soft windows complement architectures that set subtle accents. Rounded edges create harmonious, round details in window design.
With supported and integrated Georgian/feature bars, the extensive Georgian/feature bar range allows you to set accents in the design of the inside and the façade. The HF410 Home Soft with LVL frame is a popular choice
Ambiente - SUBTLY ORNATE Tilt and Turn with triple glazing
The ambiente design style offers the right options for renovating old buildings or new buildings with the corresponding architecture. The classic form language and the traditional design of ambiente windows give architecture a special character.
An extensive range of Georgian/feature bars with supported and integrated Georgian/feature bars in various widths, along with gold and lead Georgian/feature bars, gives you a wide range of options for addressing your individual needs. The HV350 Ambiente is available with integrated blinds
This question comes up often with our customers; also don’t Canadian and American manufacturers offer quality windows and doors?
There are thousands of window and door manufacturers in North America, each of them offering different quality products. The main reason our customers want to use a European window in their home is to achieve a higher level of comfort and overall better quality of life that our windows and doors provide.
Triple glazed Internorm windows are roughly 300% more efficient compared to North American double glazed low-e argon windows. Therefore there is no condensation on our glass, no convection of cold air interior of the home, far superior sound proofing, better ventilation and easier access to clean the windows form the inside of the house.
All these benefits for at about the same cost of what is considered a quality North American window but with a far superior performance, quality and durability.
8 of Internorm windows are Passive House Certified; please see our complete line up of Passive House Certified tilt and turn windows
Internorm is the market leader among European door and window manufacturers with over 1500 retailers and 1800 employees. Manufacturing tilt and turn windows, lift and slide doors and proper European entrance doors for over 85 years.
Internorm manufacturers passive house certified triple glazed windows and doors.
Their entire product line harmonized so that you can mix and match different materials inside the house. Internorm introduced triple glazed and triple seals on all of their windows in 1979.
Today, they are available in North America through NeuFenster doors and windows located in Montreal. Our quoting and technical department has been trained by Internorm in Europe. Feel free to contact us with any technical requests or quote requests.
The passive house – sustainable investment
A passive house provides consistent, comfortable temperatures in winter, as well as in summer without using conventional heating or air conditioning systems. Using the existing temperature provided through solar irradiation through the windows as well as the heat of appliances and occupants is sufficient since the heating energy necessary for a passive house is only 10% of that needed for a conventional house.
Cost reduction & environmental protection
As the energy demands of a passive house are reduced by up to 90% heating costs and consequently also CO2 emissions can be reduced drastically – compared to a conventionally constructed building, on average 4.000 kg of greenhouse relevant carbon monoxide are avoided each year. This corresponds to driving about 27.000 km with a 6 liter car. As a consequence constructing energy efficient passive houses supports climate protection sustainability and saves on limited resources, such as oil or gas.
THE CONCEPT FOR WINDOWS IN PASSIVE HOUSES
This results in an annual heating demand of not more than 15 kW/m2 a. The overall energy demand including warm water and household electricity for a passive house is less than 120 kWh/ m2 a. The heating load of a passive house is not more than 10 %/ m2, for a room of 30 m2, this results in a heating load of approximately 300 watts – just to illustrate: the heating power of a tea candle is 30 watts already. This means that 10 tea candles are enough to heat 30 m2 in a passive house. These extraordinary savings are rooted in the two basic principles of avoiding thermal loss and optimizing thermal gain.
Due to very good insulation the heat stays inside the building, all surrounding surfaces are equally warm. For this reason there is no radiation asymmetry (heat radiation) originating from exterior walls in a passive house and resulting drought phenomena are avoided. The reverse conclusion is that heat stays outside in summer to avoid overheating. This means that in a passive house a consistent, pleasant indoor climate is retained throughout the whole year – this provides a high degree of comfort for the occupants. Passive houses also make use of highly sufficient air conditioning systems to prevent mold growth, dust and any resulting allergies.
In the recent years, more and more European window and door manufacturers have surfaced in North America to provide a Passive House certified or Passive house rated product.
You may be wondering why people choose a European window in Canada or in the US. Are North American windows not good enough for our climate?
Simply, the answer is NO, the fact is that most European manufactured windows and doors especially windows from German or Austrian manufacturers outperform North American windows 3 to 1. The rising cost of energy and environmental concerns have been driving the European window and door manufacturers to build superior quality and very high performance windows and doors.
The European triple glazed windows carry a 48mm-54mm glazing as opposed to 24mm-26mm thermo glazing that we find in North American windows.
The North American casement type and double hung windows simply don’t have the strength to support the weight of 3 X 6MM triple glazed thermos that are offered by German and Austrian window manufacturers.
So, who is purchasing European windows today in North America?
Customer’s that care about their comfort, the durability of their windows and the overall performance of their doors and windows.
High quality European doors and windows are here to stay, there are more and more customers that demand better quality building products and are tired of wasting their money on cheap building products.
Price isn’t everything! Cheap windows are the worst investment you can make, remember windows and doors are the weakest element of the insulating envelope of the house. Inefficient windows will lose more heat in the winter and allow your home to gain more heat in the summer. Here are the 10 reasons why you should consider investing in a quality windows and doors.
Cost of Energy: The reduced cost of heating and cooling your home over the years will offset the extra investment to purchase quality windows and doors in the first place.
Mechanical factor: Your heat pump and air conditioner will not be running overtime, this will reduce the cost of ownership and maintenance of these mechanical components.
Extra comfort: Temperature will be more even throughout the house even near the windows and large glass surfaces as well. When the outside temperature is -20 Celsius, a standard Low-e argon glass will have an interior temperature of only 6 Celsius, a 48mm European triple pane glass in the same environment will have an interior temperature near 20 Celsius, therefore reducing convection of cold air interior and condensation on the glass.
CO2 emissions in the environment: 40 % of CO2 in the atmosphere today originate from heating and cooling houses; we can reduce this by 90%-100% with proper building methods and by using quality windows and doors.
Durability: Unlike cheap windows that have a 10-15 year lifespan, quality windows and doors should last several generations.
Aesthetics: Premium windows and doors offer an unparalleled beauty to your home. You will enjoy not only looking through them but also looking at them.
Soundproofing: A quite home improves your quality of life; premium windows and doors will allow very little sound in or out, Internorm’s triple pane glass performs as low as 36 decibels.
Safety: Quality windows and doors are ultimate in safety for all the occupants of the house, Internorm’s windows and doors are equipped with multi-point locking systems which offer the ultimate in safety against intruders as well as egress in case of an emergency.
Warranty and serviceability: Internorm’s premium quality doors and windows offer a 30 year warranty. Parts are available for the entire product line for decades, making them one of the most serviceable windows and doors on the market today.
Resale value: Investing in quality windows and doors will increase the overall value of your home; even decades later quality building materials are recognized by home buyers and real estate professionals. It is easier to sell a quality built home for premium value.
RénoVert Tax Credit Extension of the RénoVert tax credit The period of eligibility for the RénoVert tax credit has been extended to March 31, 2018, for all recognized work other than the construction, renovation, modification or rebuilding of a system for the discharge, collection and disposal of waste water, toilet effluents or grey water in accordance with the requirements set out in the Regulation respecting waste water disposal systems for isolated dwellings.
For more information, click RénoVert Tax Credit Extended to 2018.
This refundable tax credit has been introduced on a temporary basis to encourage individuals to invest in recognized eco-friendly home renovation work that has a positive environmental impact or improves their dwelling's energy efficiency.
You can claim the credit if you have recognized eco-friendly home renovation work done to a dwelling you own or co-own that is your principal residence or a winterized cottage that you normally occupy. The initial construction of the dwelling must have been completed before January 1, 2016, and the dwelling must be one of the following:
The amount of the tax credit you can claim in respect of an eligible dwelling corresponds to 20% of the portion of your eligible expenses paid after March 17, 2016, and before October 1, 2017, that exceeds $2,500, up to a maximum tax credit of $10,000.
Note Eligible expenses are all those which are related to the recognized eco-friendly renovation work, such as:
Over 25 years experience in the high end retail and wholesale of windows and doors. 6 years of experience importing European Passive House windows and doors.