Security & Reinforcement
Moloney Windows prides itself on only using Ireland’s leading suppliers of hardware to the window and door manufacturing industry. These companies include Universal Products Ltd, Mila Ltd and D.G.S. Ltd who all supply the most comprehensive range of highly innovative hardware products available on the market and are renowned for their performance, quality and durability. All windows and doors that are manufactured and supplied by Moloney Windows are fitted with the highest locking systems as standard to ensure the highest level of security for your home. All front and back door locks have multiple hook points as well as a central handle lock. Our range of door accessories also include a high security handle which protects the profile cylinder from attack.
Due to the relatively low modulus of elasticity of uPVC, it is a normal requirement to reinforce areas where known stresses can occur. These stresses can be as a result of the effects from wind loading, linear thermal expansion and stresses caused by hardware.
In the case of the products used by Moloney Windows, galvanised steel or WER bar is used where necessary. This has been found to give the best performance in terms of rigidity and corrosion resistance and it is also still the most cost effective means of reinforcing. White profiles only require to be reinforced in areas prescribed in the Kommerling Technical Manual, whereas all non-white profiles should be fully reinforced. Our reinforcing sections have been designed specifically to suit the uPVC profiles and, in many instances, a single reinforcing section can be used with more than one profile.
During the design process, currently available hardware is taken into account and, where possible, the reinforcing sections have been designed to offer additional support to the hardware.