Heat ProtectionIn each building, windows and doors play a decisive role for thermal insulation. With well-targeted measures, you can exploit great energy saving potentials.
Naturally, VEKA profiles comply with the legal thermal insulation requirements for new buildings and renovation projects. And even the requirements of the new Energieeinsparverordnung (EnEV) [The German Energy Savings Regulation] are easily met.
The heat transition coefficient (the so called U-Value) of the window is a crucial factor with regard to insulation. Coupled with special insulating glasses, VEKAâ€™s high-quality synthetic profiles obtain optimum results through sophisticated multi-chambered technology.
Sound InsulationWell-directed sound insulation contributes decisively to an improved living quality. According to recent medical findings, an elevated noise level could even result in a person feeling unwell.
When noise becomes a problem, windows that reduce the noise level are the ideal solution. With VEKA profile systems, silence can reign in your house because they have excellent sound insulating properties and can be equipped with special glazing. An even more effective sound insulation can be obtained by using counter sash or box-type windows. VEKA profiles are suitable for all sound insulation classes.
Durability and MaintenanceVEKA profiles are made of high-quality uPVC, a proven and particularly long-lasting material. Special recipes and our continuous quality control ensure excellent weatherproofing and age-resistance even under extreme climate conditions. Therefore, VEKA window systems are easy to maintain and they sustain their attractive appearance.
In addition, they never need painting, which is not only practical but saves a considerable amount of money over the years.
Also with regard to cleaning, VEKAâ€™s high-quality plastic profiles make life easier. Thanks to their smooth surface they can be cleaned easily using commercially available mild cleansing agents and water. In case of heavy soiling and for the maintenance of seals and fittings we recommend the special VEKA care system.
Eco FriendlinessVEKA works with eco-friendly strategies from production through to recycling of discarded synthetic windows. Particularly complex industrial production processes not only feel the need, but also have a great opportunity to minimize damage to the environment throughout the work process.
In this context, PVC provides decisive advantages beginning with environmentally friendly production through to the most advanced manufacturing methods and energy saving processing. Closed cycles help reduce the consumption of energy and water. Rainwater falling down on the companyâ€™s undeveloped spaces, is collected in a biotope, cleaned from tyre abrasion and oil mud in a sewage treatment plant and supplied to the internal water cycle.
In addition, VEKA AG is leading the way in the industry with regard to the recycling of dismantled, old windows and doors: in 1993 the VEKA subsidiary VEKA Umwelttechnik put into operation Europeâ€™s most advanced plant for the recycling of complete plastic windows in the Thuringian town of Behringen. Pure PVC is retrieved in a fully automatic process which can be reused in the production of new profiles without affecting their quality. Old PVC construction elements are therefore themselves valuable raw materials â€“ and should not end up in a waste disposal plant.
VEKA AG is a stockholder of Rewindo GmbH which was incorporated in June 2002. It is the aim of that company to co-ordinate, document and control the implementation of the voluntary commitment of the European PVC industry in the recycling of old PVC windows and production waste from the manufacture of PVC windows, window profiles or cognate products.