Hope’s announces new website content about the manufacturing and performance of its new, patented Thermal Evolution Technology for the company’s solid, hot-rolled steel windows.
The Hope’s Thermal Evolution Technology employs fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) liners that are structurally bonded to fully-welded, hot-rolled, solid steel window and door frames. This creates a powerfully strong and durable composite construction that delivers impressive thermal efficiency and enhanced resistance to condensation.
On the website, Hope’s, a company with more than 100 years of industry experience, illustrates its carefully considered decision to avoid splitting its solid, hot-rolled steel frames to achieve thermal efficiency. Some manufacturers create a thermal break in metal windows by splitting frames into exterior and interior sections, then reconnecting these sections with a polymer (plastic). To retain the superior structural strength and durability for which Hope’s steel windows are renowned–the longest lasting on the market–Hope’s decided its solid steel windows would remain completely intact for the full depth of the window profile.
”Hope’s remains the only manufacturer of solid hot-rolled steel windows and doors with a thermal break,” says John Brown, vice president/Engineering at Hope’s. “There’s no comparison in strength and durability between Hope’s solid hot-rolled steel windows and those that simply contain steel parts.”
The first product line to feature the Thermal Evolution Technology is the Hope’s Landmark175 Series which achieved impressive testing results from the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC): a 0.170 U-factor during a series of tests completed in May 2013; and a 0.25 U-factor during tests finished in October 2013.
The Hope’s advanced coating process ensures that all Hope’s steel windows and doors last longer than any other available, even under the most extreme environmental conditions.