Why NuAir

Aluminum – The Framing Material of Choice

Only aluminum windows can provide the strength, stability and clean narrow sight lines that Architects and Builders desire. NuAir aluminum windows are a lasting value and because of their structural integrity are able to be configured into large combinations maximizing views and designs. With its high strength-to-weight ratio, aluminum is easily formed and still provides a surface that resists denting and weathering. NuAir takes it a step further with our unique mulling system that allows you to create exciting window combinations. As a result, our aluminum windows are found in projects ranging from entry-level homes and multifamily projects to high-end custom homes and light commercial applications.

Environmental Awareness

Aluminum rates very high in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and leaves a small ecological footprint. It takes 95% less energy to produce aluminum from recycled materials and at least 50% of aluminum can be reconverted into other usable products. No other material comes close; metal or non-metal. It takes only 5,000 btu’s of energy to convert scrap aluminum to usable material. Vinyl, wood and steel take three times as much energy to reprocess. At NuAir we recognize the importance of recycling and using products made with recycled materials. While NuAir use only virgin aluminum in our framing profiles, any waste or drop from our processes are 100% recycled. The same applies to our scrap and broken glass. All NuAir scrap glass is returned to the recycling vendor for use in items from reflective coatings for highways to bottles to window glass in order to continue its enduring life cycle. Also, in the event of a fire, aluminum does not admit toxic fumes or contribute to flame spread, as do other framing materials making it safer for the environment and fire fighters alike. It is reported that some communities are now prohibiting the use of vinyl building materials entirely just for this reason.

The interior and exterior frame of our aluminum window is protected with a special Endura® Electrostatic Paint (ESP) finish. It is much more durable than liquid paint and results in a clean, uniform paint coverage. Electrostatic paint is an environmentally friendly process because it contains no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compound) to evaporate into the air or go down the drain.

Energy Efficient Products

Energy efficiency is a concern for everyone. The glass you select is the most important component when considering energy efficiency in windows or patio doors. Since the 1950’s, the evolution of high-performance glazing systems — often combining low-e coatings, gas filled and warm-edge spacers — has narrowed any thermal advantage that one window framing material may have over another. NuAir offers some of the most advanced technologies in energy efficiency in the window and door industry with NuEnergy™ H.P. and  EnergyStar™ rated Glass Systems