INSULATION LOCK OUT THE HEAT AND SOUND

Tropical Windows & Doors guarantees quality custom made uPVC and Aluminum windows and doors for the best price and ship them to Aruba. Cause of our long experience we have knowledge of what windows & door are the perfect for the hars climate in Aruba.

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SAVE ENERGY

SAVE UP TO 40% OF ENERGY COSTS IMMEDIATELLY

If you bank on a universally innovative insulation of your building shell, you can strongly reduce your dependence on oil and gas prices. This is achieved firstly by replacing old windows. Most of them are insufficiently insulated, technically outdated and, after decades of use, not fully functional. The consequence: expensive AC cooling is lost through the windows and doors.

 

INSULATED GLAZING

HIGH EFFICIENCY: HIGH-TECH INSULATING GLASS UNITS

In windows intended to provide optimal thermal insulation, the glazing plays an important role. Tropical Windows & Doors standard offers high-tech insulated glazing with argon gas and a Ug value of 1.1 W/(m²K). With Tropical Windows & Doors Super insulating glass units you get the best values of all: The triple pane argon gas-filled construction achieves the outstanding Ug value of 0.5 W/(m2K), which makes it suitable even for passive houses.

Modern technologies can greatly improve the properties of the glass by covering the surface with a metallic oxide layer that is invisible to the naked eye, thus significantly improving the thermal properties (heat reflection) of the glass. This type of glass is called low-emissive glass (Low-E), and it reflects 40%-70% more heat compared to regular glass. Since thermal insulation is one of the key requirements for today’s windows, the use of Low-E glass in manufacturing IGU has become the norm. Standard insulated glass units (IGU) are produced by using two glass panes, one of which is made of Low-E glass.

A higher level of thermal insulation can be achieved by using a triple-insulated glass unit where two of the glass panes are Low-E. The use of triple IGU increases heat permeability, which can be up to twice that of double-glass windows. However, one disadvantage is the increase of the IGU weight and thickness, and a decrease in light conductivity.

The essential conditions for the best possible thermal insulation properties of the IGU are as follows:

  • IGU with Low-E glass panes;
  • Optimal distance in between the glass panes (min. 16 mm);
  • Space in between the glass panes filled with argon gas;
  • Therminal edge spacers (white and black) instead of standard aluminum.
 

UP-TO-DATE SOUND INSULATION

HEAR ONLY YOURSELF BREATHING

In today's busy environment, tranquillity and comfort are something we all long for.

Noise is all around us; it simply cannot be limited to its source. As a result, we have to protect ourselves as best we can. To this end, Tropical Windows & Doors offers a range of acoustic insulation glasses to keep noise out without affecting the amount of natural light entering a room.

Do you live on a noisy street? Well, Tropical Windows & Doors offers with Thermobel Phonibel the perfect solution - this type of glass is very effective and offers long-lasting protection. Thermobel Phonibel double glazing combines several fundamental elements of acoustic insulation - thicker glass, asymmetric assembly (using glasses of different thickness), a wider air space, Stratobel laminated glass or acoustic laminated Stratophone glass. This final option includes a PVB film with higher acoustic insulation properties than ordinary PVB films. This means that Thermobel Phonibel truly offers protection against noise.


ACOUSTIC INSULATION GLASS 
Noise is the result of a combination of sounds of different frequencies. Slow urban traffic typically produces low and medium frequency sounds whilst an aeroplane taking off produces medium to high frequency sounds.

What do you hear?

Scale of
intensity

Types
of noise

Hearing

0

total silence

threshold of hearing

20

whisper

 

50

quiet apartment

 

 

  

  

70

noisy road

fatique

90

large orchestra

 

110

underground

train arrival

 

130

aeroplane enigine

threshold of pain


Frequency and intensity
Sound moves through air like waves on water.
The height of the wave determines the intensity of the sound, as expressed in decibels (dB). The number of waves per second determines the frequency, expressed
in hertz (Hz).

Rw index
The Rw index (expressed in decibels) measures the acoustic performance of glass. The higher the Rw index, the better the level of acoustic insulation offered by the glass. The Rw index of ordinary double glazing is 29 dB whereas the Thermobel Phonibel range can offer an Rw index of around 50 dB.