Fenesta, a company manufacturing UPVC windows, has launched monsoon-proof windows, ideal for tropical weather conditions. Monsoon precipitation rates are very high in coastal areas and combined with high velocity winds, the impact of the monsoon magnifies. To prevent rattling of windows and rain water from entering homes, the company has engineered a special Series 3000 range of windows.
Unlike conventional UPVC windows, these new windows have two innovative features -- a ‘Hurricane Bar' that withstands 245 kmph winds and a ‘Rain Track' that prevents the ingress of rainwater. This improved drainage mechanism makes the windows stay strong even during heavy monsoon.
The two series have the following three innovations to keep the rain out: (1) Rain track: an elevated section clipped on the inside track of the window to function like a dam. It captures rain water and drains it out. (2) Sill arrangement: The special system prevents air pressure from pushing the rain water indoors. Instead, the rain water flows down vertically at some distance from the wall. (3) Gradient slope: A track at a downward slope of 5 degrees ensures accumulated rain water.
The company also offers a Series 1500 range of windows suitable for low floor height buildings.