One of the most innovative vinyl windows available in the U.S. is the recently introduced DF Hybrid vinyl window from JELD-WEN, which features an aluminum-clad exterior. This window features the durability of vinyl with the high-end, sleek look of cladding for an affordable style option.
The DF Hybrid collection's cladding system was designed with a joint-sealant memory foam between the aluminum cladding system and the PVC frame to counteract the dilation and contraction between the PVC and aluminum substrates.
A secondary seal membrane was also incorporated within the sill perimeter to provide long term reliable water drainage to the exterior, providing additional protection to the framed opening.
The DF Hybrid collection's 4 9/16'' frame was also designed specifically to position the glazing cavity into the interior or warm section of the wall providing increased condensation resistance, especially in colder climates.
Ease of serviceability was also addressed by designing the glazing systems to be accessible from the interior.
The collection meets 2016 ENERGY STAR® 6 requirements by offering a U Value range of 0.27 - 0.18. Other features include sound performance (available with STC rating of 40) and condensation, air and water infiltration performance (CR range from 62 to 77).
JELD-WEN windows are available in a wide variety of sizes with a plethora of customization options. As a result, pricing varies.
Based in Klamath Falls, Ore., JELD-WEN began as a small Oregon millwork plant in 1960 and has grown into a company with more than 150 divisions and more than 20,000 employees worldwide. JELD-WEN is the official window, door and millwork provider of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour. JELD-WEN was the only window or door manufacturer to be named 2003 ENERGY STAR â€œPartner of the Yearâ€ by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. Eight JELD-WEN product lines have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal. For more information about the exceptional value and reliability of JELD-WEN products, or to find a dealer near you, please visit www.jeld-wen.com.