Loewen Window Centre of Oregon
Douglas Fir Wood Windows and Doors for Luxury Homes
MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION
We use Coastal Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) as the standard species in our frames and sashes. This wood does more than just give our windows a rich, warm texture— it is naturally tough and resilient, yet still workable. Furthermore, for those seeking the ultimate in hardness, longevity, protection and aesthetics, our windows and doors are offered in Honduran Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla).
Each species is dimensionally stable and universally recognized for a superior strength-to-weight ratio. Both Douglas Fir and Mahogany offer excellent fastener retention strengths, meaning our windows are more securely assembled than the competition, and stay that way longer.
Our frames and sashes are constructed from numerous smaller pieces laminated together at opposing grains (no visible finger joints.) Not only does this cut down on wood waste, but it makes for a stronger product. Double mortise and tenon joints ensure our sashes remain square and true, and allow us to use less glue and caulking. Loewen windows are designed to breathe, and thus keep moisture from working away at the wood and penetrating glass seals.
Loewen uses only extruded aluminum cladding to better protect your window and door exteriors — as well as to eliminate the need for painting. Our cladding retains its shape, resists denting, and lasts longer than roll-formed aluminum. Moreover, it is set away from the underlying wood, creating an air space that improves thermal performance.
Available in ten standard and twenty-seven optional colors all created from Kynar enhanced paint, our windows can withstand extreme temperature variations and acidic pollutants without fading.
Loewen windows and glass inserts for doors are available with numerous glazing options. Combined, they comprise one of the most diverse collection of glazing options in a major window manufacturer. Whether you live in a windy coastal climate or the high desert, each of our glazing systems is designed to address factors such as noise, fluctuations in temperature, solar heat gain, humidity, thermal efficiency -- even flying debris!
Environmental stewardship is closely aligned with many of the core values that are present in our company. Loewen is committed to this stewardship, in both our product and manufacturing processes.
To enable homeowners, designers, architects and builders to choose the right products, Loewen adheres to universally recognized accreditation and certification programs. Certification allows our performance to be precisely measured and compared to other products and empowers you with objective, scientific tools.
Loewen products are designed to meet most major building codes. Our extensive product line, custom capability and years of market experience make even the most stringent codes achievable. Rely on Loewen to avoid unexpected expense and create your custom applications to code and to specification.
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