– Offers improved insulation in comparison with commonly used hardwood and softwood species
– Ideal for applications where energy conservation is important
Winters are getting colder and summers hotter, which is why we need our homes to work for us. Ensuring our homes are utilizing materials that will help save heat and energy not only helps keep more money in our pockets but also give us a house that runs efficiently. Materials like Accoya are just the answer.
Accoya is the world’s leading high technology wood. It utilizes sustainably grown timber that has been modified at the molecular level by a process called acetylation. Nothing is added to the wood that is not already naturally present. The process prevents wood from bonding with water, and has many resultant benefits like being naturally insulating.
Accoya is a 40% better insulator than hardwoods; so an Accoya window or door will save considerably more energy. Compared to other durable wood species, Accoya offers superior thermal insulation, which yields energy conservation advantages in applications such as window frames.
Accoya wood has been used for cladding and replacement windows in a number of projects including two lighthouse restoration projects. “The new windows have made a vast improvement to the property visually and in terms of energy and heat retention and have made a significant reduction in noise from the wind in such an exposed location.”
Accoya wood has been tested over prolonged periods in all types of weathering conditions – above ground, below ground and in freshwater – and has been proven to withstand even the toughest and most challenging of environments. Even after a prolonged period of immersion, Accoya window frames operate smoothly, without jamming.
Along with natural insulation, Accoya wood offers less frequent maintenance, dimensional stability, and durability. Accoya’s versatility makes it ideal for use in residential, commercial and industrial structures.