Operating instructions

HOW TO USE THE PRODUCTS

(Wooden windows blocks with double-glazed glass)

1.1. To avoid damage of the wooden structure, paint coating and translucent filling, do not expose the product or it’s other partsimpact, contact with sharp objects, high (over 50 ° C) temperatures and chemicalinfluences.

1.2. Do not make an independent investigation of the windows and doors, replacement of fitting parts, replacement of double-glazed glass and compactors. All works connected to the restoration and partial repair of wooden profile such as grinding, cycling, painting, filling and etc. are prohibited. If it’s necessary to carry out all these types of work you should contact the experts of manufactures or to specialists from authorized organizations.

1.3. Long-lasting (over two days) product’s contact with adverse temperature and humidity environment without proper protection and conservation measures is prohibited.

1.4. The integrity violation of a field weld is forbidden.

1.5. Upon contact withadverse temperature and humidity environment inside the room where the window are installed, it’s allowed:

- Condensate formation on the inner surface of double glass (in restrained terms, it’s possible the formation of ice, the appearance of moisture inside the glass - is banned);

- Development of wood texture;

- Development of whitish or dark (depending on the wood species) spots.

Upon termination of contact these defects dismiss itself, the spots appear just once ( will not repeat in future, as it’s connected with the process of complete paint coating stabilization, remained for two or three weeks after painting).

2. Package.

2.1. Items’ package must protect it’s integrity during storage, loading and unloading and shipment. It’s recommended to pack items in polyethylene film with or without cardboard.

2.2. Devices that are not installed on items or parts of the equipment must be wrapped into  polyethylene film or other packaging material that ensures their safety.

2.3. Opening leafs of items must be closed at all locksets before package.

2.4. The product should not stay in the package (polyethylene film) more than ten days.

3. Shipment.

3.1. Packed products are transported by any kinds of transport according to the shipment rules and the stowage and fastening in transport is made according to the technical specifications of cargo loading and fastening for this type of transport.

3.2. During shipment the items should be protected from mechanical damage, the effects of atmosphere conditions and direct sunlight.

3.3. Shipment of glass should be made carefully.

3.4. During shipment the items are not allowed to be put them on the top of each other, between the items it’s recommended to install the distance pieces of elastic materials.

3.5. During shipment the items it is recommended to install vertically to prevent the possibility of moving, rocking, friction between themselves or with other objects.

 

4. Storage.

4.1. Long-term storage of items outside factory conditions is not recommended.

4.2. Items should be stored in packed form.

4.3. During storage the items should be protected from mechanical damage, the effects of atmosphere conditions and direct sunlight.

4.4. During storage the items are not allowed to be put them on the top of each other, between the items it’s recommended to install the distance pieces of elastic materials.

4.5. Items should be stored in special containers or in vertical position at an angle 10-15 without any connecting with heating devices. Storage in the open air is prohibited.

4.6. Items should be stored in a place with a favorable temperature and humidity environment, providing adequate measures for the protection and care (see section 7).

 

5. Mounting.

Before the installation of structures it’s necessary to ensure the following requirements:

- The interior furnishing: floor cement screed, plastering the walls and ceiling;

- Availability of waterproofing panel floors and roof;

- Providing ventilation or forced ventilation.

5.1. Window units installation should be carried out by Partner specialists or specialized construction companies. It’s recommended (but not required) mountingaccording to the rules and regulations of the installation according to GOST (USSR Standard-Setting Authority) 30971-2002, using the schemes of typical erection joints, in compliance with process sequence for installation of window units, installation of drainage, reveals, window frames, mosquito nets and other accessories.

5.2. During installation it’s necessary to use only compatible with products fixing materials and to follow temperature requirement.

 

6. Exploitation.

6.1. The premises must be kept out in the following characteristics of temperature-humidity environment (optimal rates according to SNIP (Construction Norms & Regulations)  2.04.05-91):

- Relative humidity (in the warm season) - 30 - 60 % ;

- Relative humidity (in the cold and bordered periods of the year) 30 - 45%;

- The temperature  20-22 ° C;

- The presence of air change (air movement is not more than 0.2 m / s).

6.2. The premise in which wooden windows is installed, must have a good ventilation system. Ventilation should be opened.

6.3. If there is no ventilation or it is not satisfactory, it’s necessary to provide forced ventilation.

6.4. Do not allow condensation forming on the inside part of the window. If condensation occurs it must be removed with a dry soft cloth. Condensation on the window is always a consequence, cause heating and ventilation! In the case of condensation appearance it’s necessary to discuss this problem with a specialist in ventilation and heating to take measures to find the causes of condensation and ensure recommended indoor air and temperature.

6.5. The premise in which wooden windows is installed, should be well heated, must be accessible warm air from the radiator to the window. In winter time during the temperature rise above acceptable SanPin  (Sanitary Regulations and Norms) 2.1.2.1002-00 24 degrees C it is desirable to install shunts regulators certified in the Russian Federation.

6.6. It’s not recommended to put heavy objects on wooden sills.

 

7. Exploitation during the finishing and / or other construction works.

Protective and preservativemeasures for products in conditions of unfavorable temperature and humidity environment:

7.1. Do not carry out repair, finishing and / or other construction works in areas with installed wooden or wood-aluminum windows, without adequate ventilation and temperature and humidity conditions providing exclusive condensation on windows and reveals – it’s necessary to cover window aperture with polyethylene film. The film should be glued to the back side of the wall. Sash window should be put to the minimum openingmode.

7.2. Provide all possible measures for normal temperature and humidity conditions -if necessary to make timely ventilation or heating of the premise. At least once a day (if necessary more often) to remove condensation from the windows with soft dry cloths, especially horizontal wooden details.To exclude appearance of condensation it’s necessary to organize urgent measures such as raising temperature, increasing the ventilation rate and air convection (blowing hot air directed towards the item is forbidden!).

7.3. Excludethe contact of mortar, putty or other mixtures with theitem.

7.4. When choosing methods of protection, take into account the following:

- Wooden parts are protected from contact with mixtures. Do not pack windows onpolyethylene film or other air-proof materials during repair works.

- Do not stick tape to the wooden parts of the window;

- If possible to use a mixture with a neutral PH;

- Do not use a mixture based on biteboth paint and wood;

- Be aware that the lack of air and high humidity in the premise lead to a warp, fissuring and moldiness growth on the details window.

7.5. Exclude any contact of mixtures with fitting. Contact with sand can easily damage the fluoroplasticbushings installed inside the pivot.

7.6. According to GOST 24866-99 p.8.8 it’s necessary to maintain temperature not below +5 °С in the premise where windows are installed.

 

Attention! The best way to keep the window from damage is to be accurate during finishing works!

 

8. Care of products during exploitation.

8.1. Care of window structure profile (wooden frame, sash, bars, imposts).

8.1.1. Special care and service during exploitation is not required.

8.1.2. Use a soft, dry cloth or a brush with soft bristles to clean windows  (fitting and other parts) from sand, mud and etc. The contamination usually results in unrepairable damage of fitting or / and paint coating.

8.1.3. To preserve the coverage of the wooden parts it is recommended to clean it periodically with warm waterand duster without fibres. For a more thorough cleaning use only special chemical compounds provided by the manufacturer of paint.

Do not make dry scrubbing and do not use aggressive cleaners. Cleaning fresh coating earlier than 6-8 weeks is unnecessarily.

 

 

8.1.4. To ensure the good condition of the paint coating of your windows it’s necessary to perform the following activities:

- To paint exterior wooden windows surfaces every 3-7 years, for wood-aluminum windows – polish and spot coloring;

- To paint internal surfaces once in 10-20 years.

 

8.2. Care of fitting.

8.2.1. In order to preserve the functionality and reliability of your tilt and turn hardware of your window and sash, you should perform the following maintenance worksat least twice a year:

- Hardware details that affect the windowfunctional safety should be regularly monitored on clamping on the sash;

- All the moving parts and locking details oftilt and turn hardware must be lubricated;

- Taking care of your windows use onlydetergents that do not cause damage (or removal) of the protective layer on fitting.

Do not use detergents consist of acid, corrosives and abrasives to clean your windows.These substances act aggressively on window structure cover and damage the protective fitting coating.

To care for the surface of the wooden products are unsuitable detergents, which include acid,. Abrasives abrade the surface, taking its original shine and color out. Do not use nitrate varnishes, lacquer thinner or other organic vehicles for wooden windowscleaning.

Strikers and adjusting journal should be lubricated with grease and petroleum jelly. You should put a few drops of oil on the places of guide grooves.

 

8.2.2. Your window fittings may have severalopenoptions.

8.2.3. During window exploitation you should remember:

- To avoid additional loads (gravity) on the window sash;

- Do not exert the pressure of the sash on the wall’sside-slopes opposed to the direction of windowopening;

- Do not put foreign objects under the window sash or to the aperture of open sash, between sash and frame;

- Pay attention to the risk of handsinjury (jamming) at the moment of their location in the aperture between sash and frame;

- Opened sash can cause falling out the window;

- There is also a risk of injury due to the strong airflow.

 

8.3. Care of compactors.

To preserve its elasticity once a year it’s necessary to clean the rubber seal from dirt and wipe with special means, using absorbent duster. After that seals will remain flexible and waterproof.

Rubber compactors should not contact with concentrated detergents or oil substances.

8.4. In case of any defects of the item or its components you should consult with a specialist firm of the manufacturer or authorized specialists with our firm organizations (hereinafter - Manufacturer).

 

9. Preventive measures during the warranty period.

9.1. During the warranty period the Customer has the right for free latent defect corrections.

9.2. In case of latent defects detection in the Product, the Customer should promptly inform the Manufacturer.

The manufacturer is not responsible for productdamage after acceptance by the Customer, in the case of:

- Improper product installation;

- Negligent storage and delivery of products;

- Nonobservance of exploitation rules;

- Appearance of defects due to the Customer fault.

 

9.3. In the case of self-delivery and self-installation of products by Customer, acceptance of products is carried out at the manufacturer's warehouse at Volgograd, Slesarnaya St., 101 R (Volgograd,. 25th October St, 1).

9.4. The warranty covers only those items that are noted in the specifications attached to the Treaty on the fulfillment of the order for the supply of  products.

9.5. Indispensable conditionof the warranty service is the availability of at the Customer of following documents:

- Agreement for the supply and installation of the product;

- Order specifications with a list of products manufactured under the contract transfer and acceptance certificate of items and works;

- Warrantycard.

9.6. The warranty period for installed products is 3 years from date of shipment from the manufacturer andfor the fitting - 1 year.

 

 

9.7. Preventive protective maintenance should be carried out at least 1 time in 6 months by authorized organizations certified by the manufacturer at extra cost. It must be paid immediately before or after the preventive measures, other variants on the terms and conditions of payment result in removal of the product warranty from the manufacturer. Manufacturer could cancel warranty on the product without bank confirmations of timely payment for preventive measures. Payment is made on the particular contract for prevention activities. Manufacturer does not regulate the cost of services of authorized organizations for these types of works and services. Without implementation and execution of contract manufacturers warranty on items are removed.

9.8. Preventive activities include:

- Inspection of the wooden parts and paint coatings for intergity (in the case of damage it’s necessary to restore the paint in order to prevent further destruction of the coating and the wooden base);

- Inspection of double glass for integrity and lack of moisture inside the chambers. In case of any defect it’s necessary to call immediately the specialist that will replace double glass to prevent ingress of moisture on the inner surface of the wood products;

 

- Inspection of the compactors (in the case of damage it’s necessary to call the specialist to replace the compactor);

- Deep cleaning of the profiled part of sill (below the wing) from sand, mud, and others (cleaning by soft, dry cloth or a brush with soft bristles);

- Visual and / or touch inspection of rabbet ledge density (in the case of loose rabbet ledge it’s necessary to call the specialist to adjust the fittings);

- Inspection of the smoothness of opening the valves in all possible planes (in case of difficulties in opening, strange sounds, looseness of handles and etc. it’s necessary to call the specialist to eliminate defects to prevent the destruction of locking fittings);

- Lubrication of fitting moving parts by non-absorbent moisture technical jelly;

- Wood surfaces cleaning with special emulsion.

 

9.9. The warranty period for the product is valid only in the case of service at the Manufacturer or an authorized representative of the Manufacturer.If you have any questions concerning to the operation of window units, you can contact our manager.