You can't generalise here. Your requirements first need to be clarified in the course of a professional consultation. What are you looking for in terms of energy, security or aesthetics? Your Gaulhofer specialist partner would be pleased to discuss your needs with you!
To put it simply: If you're more a natural type of person, wood is really the only option here. But if budget is an issue here, you'd be better served with uPVC windows, which are more affordable. Gaulhofer recommends you sign up for a detailed professional consultation with one of Gaulhofer's partners!
From the viewpoint of energy technology: as low as possible. Gaulhofer's partners however always try to reconcile efficiency, construction technology, budget limits and personal preferences – to ensure a perfect solution for you!
Aluminium cover shells improve the level of weather protection and so significantly lengthen the life of building components. The (minor) increase in costs is really worth it. Cover shells additionally allow doors and windows to be colour-coordinated with the facade, so letting you put your own touch to the design. Ask for advice!
Both uPVC and wooden windows should be cleaned regularly, while hardware has to be oiled about once a year depending on conditions. Wooden windows need additional skilled care, particularly on the outside, depending on their exposure to the weather. Detailed information is available, either from your Gaulhofer partner or in Gaulhofer's care instructions.
This varies, depending on the product. Gaulhofer offers a manufacturer's warranty of some 30 years for wooden windows and balcony doors, provided that service conditions are observed. You can find further details in Gaulhofer's warranty guidelines, or your Gaulhofer partner will be pleased to inform you about the exact terms and conditions for the product you have purchased.
Should your Gaulhofer windows sustain damage through mechanical influences despite their highly stable and resistant design, you are best advised to get in touch with your Gaulhofer's specialist partners. Our specialist partners are fully competent in terms of repair and can make you an attractive quotation for elimination of the damage.
Even the best window or front door can only function to optimum effect and enjoy a full service life if installation is carried out by professionals, as this has a major impact on functionality. Gaulhofer's specialist partners guarantee that your Gaulhofer product will give you maximum satisfaction and retain its full value for years to come.