Custom Windows Collections: Wood or Wood Clad Metals
Fine Woods culled from controlled plantations help sustain forestry reserves and enable America Italiana to deliver distinctive custom windows of the highest quality.
Wood Clad Metals designs provide a welcome style inside and low maintenance and long-term durability outside the home.
• Durable construction • Double/Triple pane glass • Passive House Windows • Low-E Windows • "Lamellare" solid wood • Double weather stripping • Hardware to attach outside shutters • Virtually unlimited selection of textures, colors and finishes • Wood Clad Aluminum or Wood Clad Steel • Solid wood construction guarantees superior sound and heat insulation • Metals cladding shaped to emphasize the profile of the sash and positioned to allow air circulation • Wood frame with long cross pieces to avoid exposing the head wood on the sill and at the top of the window • Lip of 20 mm for increased coverage. • Over 200 colors and finishes
Why Choose Wood or Wood Clad
The main question people face when they build a house is: why is wood the best material? The numerous intrinsic qualities of this natural raw material are obvious; below we list the ways in which they satisfy the 7 main requirements.
REASON 1 –MECHANICAL RESISTANCE AND STABILITY
Wood is unrivalled in its mechanical resistance and stability compared its weight: it is a light and highly resistant material, inherited from nature and history.
REASON 2 – SAFETY IN CASE OF FIRE
Even though it is a combustible raw material, wood is in fact very resistant to fire if used in the right measurements: Thanks to its resistance and its high humidity level, it is a bad heat conductor, and a material whose reaction to fire is easily predictable!
REASON 3 – HYGIENE, HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Porous, breathable, and with a high hygroscopicity due to its cellular structure, it interacts with the environment better than any other material, absorbing or releasing humidity by continually setting a thermo-hygrometric balance.
REASON 4 – SAFETY IN USE
Any possible risks would be due to the planning of the building work, and not the nature itself of this material.
REASON 5 – PROTECTION FROM NOISE
Another important property of this material is that wood is an excellent acoustic insulator, as sound transmission through wood is very low.
REASON 6 – ENERGY SAVING
The cleanest, safest and cheapest energy source that we have available to make use of is without doubt ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
REASON 7 – SUSTAINABILITY AND DURABILITY
Wood is the only raw material in the world that reduces the quantity of CO2 and puts oxygen back into the atmosphere during its production, thus improving the quality of air, and therefore of life.