Bertrand Windows and Doors

Bertrand windows in the world. What makes our solutions unique?

European windows are becoming more and more popular on the American market. Why such interest? Is it just a matter of aesthetics or more functionality? Or maybe both? It is worth reading the opinions from the local market where our company is already present. What are the conclusions? You will find out from the article below. We invite you to read! 

Among the most important aspects that characterize European windows, can be replaced high tightness, functions tilt inwards and micro-ventilationenergy efficiency (low U-factors, which translate into lower energy consumption both in summer and winter), soundproofing and the protection used, e.g. against weather conditions, burglary, etc. But they are also important visual aspects – possibility of choosing many styles of window frames, from retro to modern, filigree and angular shapes.

Speaking of exported windows from Europe It is impossible not to mention other important advantages, such as: use triples (or sometimes quadruple) shaft, which is of great importance for thermal insulation both in the winter and summer seasons and increased condensation resistance thanks to the use of warm inter-glass frames, which BERTRAND offers as standard.

BERTRAND has developed many products with your needs in mind American audiences. The offer includes, among others: 4-inch opening limits, nailing fins added and extruded together with a uPVC and aluminum profile, aluminum receptors for the needs of commercial construction, and we have introduced French door doors with symmetrically placed two door handles on the inside and outside as well as typical American windows into our permanent offer single and double hang and slide. The aluminum overlays for our flagship Synergic Alu XL wooden-aluminum window, which has been tested for the NFRC and AAMA certificate, have also been modified.

These are just some of the activities we regularly undertake activities, which allow us to adapt even better to the local market.

– We are constantly working to introduce completely new solutions for the needs of North American markets. One example is a new wooden window system dedicated to the American market, which takes into account all the advantages of European windows while being characterized by typical American aesthetics and resistance to external factors - underlines Olaf Bertrand, Marketing and Export Director at BERTRAND. – Soon we will also introduce a new door structure to our offer. Our flexibility and experience have helped us realize many unusual structures. One such example in the United States is the production of unusual wooden profiles and strips adapted to the assembly and visual needs of the facility, an example of which are brickmolds specially tailored to the customer's wishes for one of the buildings undergoing revitalization in the New York area.

– For the needs of the renovation of this building, we also adjusted the radii of the window arches based on templates electronically sent by our contractor. It is worth noting that due to the need to adapt to the needs and characteristics of the old building, the radii of the arches in the seemingly same windows of this building differ from each other. The entire completed project looks really great and is the culmination of our efforts - he adds. 

BERTRAND is strategically looking towards the American market from 2018. Then she began to proactively mark her presence, among others: by actively participating in the Fair NAHB International Builders' Show organized in Las Vegas and Orlando.

BERTRAND's stand during the NAHB International Builders' Show 

– We are proud that our consistent research, technical, production, commercial and marketing activities have translated into an increasingly extensive network of B2B cooperation with our trading partners, and therefore greater availability of BERTRAND products in the United States and Canada for end customers, architects and developers – he admits Olaf Bertrand. – We are constantly working on geographic expansion, which translates into the availability of our products in every major city in the United States and Canada. Thanks to this, our products are available for viewing in many of our clients' showrooms and on numerous construction sites and implementations. Our goal is to build nationwide recognition of the BERTRAND brand and develop a reputation as a company associated with innovative solutions, advice from experienced Account Managers, the highest quality components and the exceptionally attractive aesthetics of our products. In addition, we focused on another aspect that distinguishes us, i.e. the tests and certifications we conduct. We are already a European company with probably one of the largest, if not the largest, number of NFRC and AAMA thermal tests in cooperation with American laboratories and certification bodies. We also expect to receive the first certificates for hurricane windows by the end of this year.

In the photos: 12-meter HST doors in the production hall and during packing into a container

It is worth mentioning that BERTRAND has been conducting comprehensive tests of PVC and aluminum structures for many years (both in terms of the NFRC certificate and AAMA structural tests). The certificates obtained (more are on the way) allow us to implement both commercial and residential projects in any type of joinery. Tested products include: turn-and-tilt windows, fix windows, sliding windows, tilt windows, outward tilt windows, entrance doors, facades and sliding doors, and it doesn't end there. Bearing in mind how important American research is for our clients, we continue these activities and plan further ones.

What distinguishes BERTRAND products?

Responding to customer needs, unique design, but above all – security and excellent quality. One of our distinguishing features is the fact that BERTRAND windows are standardly equipped with four anti-burglary catches per one leaf (which gives us class I anti-burglary resistance, increased tightness and resistance to wind pressure), and our wooden windows and doors are varnished with four coatings. painting. Color possibilities our products are virtually unlimited. We are able to reproduce the color of windows based, for example, on samples of the color of wooden floors from the client's home.

The wooden frames of our windows are polished by modern machines, and in inaccessible places - using sandpaper by experienced workers, which makes the surfaces of the frames perfectly smooth. At BERTRAND, we don't like compromises!

It is worth noting that BERTRAND is one of the few companies that varnishes uPVC windows, and also foils windows on over 60 different veneer colors. We also have unique technology co-extruded acrylic surface on uPVC, you can read more about its advantages here. Our aluminum products and wood overlays can be powder-coated in matte, glossy, structural and wood-like colors and can be anodized. The glass packages we use are based on glass from the well-known and reputable Guardian glassworks in the United States.

– We are also distinguished by a long-term approach to customers on the American market – sums up the Marketing and Export Director. – As a BERTRAND company, we cooperate only with business partners who have the appropriate knowledge and resources to properly install and service products. In cooperation with the BERTRAND brand, our sales partners are guaranteed training in assembly and service, thanks to which we ensure long-term satisfaction with the use of our products by end customers. The Bertrand company is one of the few in Europe that regularly sends its technicians specializing in assembly and service to America in cases where projects are more unusual and it is necessary. Thanks to this, we complete many complex projects together. In addition, our designers prepare technical drawings that help American and Canadian architects and contractors understand the structure and specificity of the product and allow them to design their assembly.

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