The 9 best fittings manufacturers for plastic windows

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

Window fittings are a combination of metal and plastic elements located around the perimeter of the sash. They designed to open a plastic window in different modes, and also prevent hacking outside. Depends on the quality of the hardware closure density and insulating characteristics. Our experts analyzed reviews and assortment of goods of different manufacturers, which helped make a list of the best firms, releasing window fittings. View this brief overview, to choose metal-plastic windows with acceptable quality only profile, but also executive parts.

How to choose accessories for plastic windows

Before the review of the best manufacturers, we will touch on the selection criteria accessories to better understand the issue under discussion. At the time of buying plastic windows need to pay attention to such features fittings like:

  1. Use cases. One type of hardware can allow the opening of the sash only by itself. Other species include folding over and micro-ventilation mode. Than the more functions, the wider the possibilities for the influx of fresh air.
  2. Quality of a clip. From the pressure density of the sash locks depends on heat and sound insulation. When buying a window, insert a sheet into it paper and close the sash. If the sheet can be pulled out in such position, then in winter from under a plastic window will go through.
  3. The number of locking points. They can be from 3 to 7. Than the more such elements, the denser the opening is fixed part.
  4. The mechanism of protection against erroneous actions. Such a function implies the inability to turn the handle to tilt the window, when it is open by a swing method. If there is no protection, then this the action can easily break the loop or disconnect the opening part.
  5. Child protection. The function is implemented as additional lock with a key from below, in the handle itself or by remove the handle and close the outlet with a plug. Boosts safety in the presence of small children and prevents unauthorized opening (for example, at the enterprise, so that through window opening could not take out valuable objects / materials).

Tilt limiter. Sets the degree of recline sashes to adjust the optimal air passage. With a draft or a strong wind the window will not pop.

Rating of the best manufacturers of fittings

Nomination a place Manufacturer rating
Overview of the best hardware manufacturers 1 MACO 5.0
2 Roto 4.9
3 SIEGENIA-AUBI 4.8
4 WINKHAUS 4.7
5 GRETSCH-UNITAS 4.6
6 SCHUCO 4.5
7 FORNAX 4.4
8 Kale 4.3
9 Vorne 4.2

Now we’ll go directly to the list of the best manufacturers, based on product specifications and reviews buyers.

MACO

Rating: 5.0

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The first place is occupied by Maco, which appeared in 1947. This Austrian manufacturer with two plants in its territory country. In addition, enterprises were opened in Poland and Russia. Company produces accessories for high-level plastic windows and doors burglary resistance. Manufacturer products are sold in 40 countries. The company employs over 2,000 people, and order products possible in one of 15 representative offices. Locking system for plastic windows are always performed by this manufacturer for perimeter, and not just on the side of the handle, which guarantees the absence drafts. Customers in the reviews like that a lift with such hardware really works, and is not just an advertising move for increase in value.

We consider the manufacturer to be the best in terms of protecting metal elements in plastic windows against corrosion. For this company handles accessories with special wax. He does not wash off from washing windows and covers parts from all sides. When exposed negative temperatures, the coating is not destroyed. Thereby accessories “Mako” retains an attractive appearance for 10-15 years old.

Advantages

  • many options for decorating the window;
  • thin metal strips do not spoil the appearance of an open window;
  • resistance to mechanical damage;
  • There are options with 6 pressure points.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • the discrete opening tongue is more “gentle” here;
  • difficult to adjust on your own.

Roto

Rating: 4.9

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This is the second manufacturer with a worldwide reputation, which is the main rival Maco. Often, the choice of buyers who want to purchase the highest quality hardware comes down to these two firms. The brand Roto is positioned as “smart window solutions.” The firm has headquarters in Germany, as well as the office at the plant in Moscow. Due to the presence of a large warehouse in the Moscow region, products always in stock for plastic window manufacturers, purchasing it for the manufacture of the final product. Firm “Roto” stands out by the continuous improvement of its products. For example, she recently presented a limiter for plastic sash, designed for swinging up to 90 degrees and different smooth braking. This protects furniture and walls from damage when a sharp gust of wind.

We considered the manufacturer the best in softness of opening. fittings. This is confirmed by the reviews on the forums. Turn the knobs at it happens very easily and smoothly, despite the fact that they are fixed pretty tight. This design will be especially convenient for the weak gender and elderly.

Advantages

  • the handles have no play;
  • often exhibited in showrooms for visual and tactile familiarization;
  • large selection of opening options;
  • there is production in Russia.

disadvantages

  • do not sell products to the final consumer;
  • the design of some pens is rough.

SIEGENIA-AUBI

Rating: 4.8

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Siegenia-aubi is a division of KFV, who recently celebrated their 150 year history. Company actively strives to improve the indoor environment through technological solutions. The main specialization of Aubi is manufacture of locks for plastic, wood and metal windows as well as doors. The company has several factories in Poland, India. and other countries. They carry out a full production cycle hardware, including the galvanization process, to protect the iron from corrosion.

According to our experts, the manufacturer is the best, since produces accessories with increased wear resistance. Competitors create a locking mechanism with friction elements (barrels in grooves), which gradually leads to the development and formation of backlash. With time from under such a sash will begin to blow. Siegenia-Aubimakes accessories with a rolling mechanism when locking, which gives less wear and allows you to maintain tightness of the clamp. If you look for accessories with such an implementation, then look at the models A300.

Advantages

  • produce fittings for plastic, wood and aluminum windows;
  • there are binding systems for sliding windows;
  • roller type lifters;
  • hidden execution of a clip.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • a number of elements of accessories from plastic (reciprocal levels).

WINKHAUS

Rating: 4.7

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Further in the review, the German manufacturer VinkHaus. Engineers concern constantly strive to improve fittings for plastic windows, introducing new developments into it. The chip of the company is AutoPilot series, which has enhanced corrosion protection, made with anti-vandal elements, made of high-strength steel and closes the plastic window around the perimeter, and not just from the side of the handles. Despite this, the design fewer parts are used than competitors, therefore the mechanism is simpler and more reliable, which is confirmed by the owners of windows in reviews.

In our opinion, the manufacturer can be classified as the best, since he designed hardware that does not require a tool to adjust. To change the density of the narthex, enough pull the axle towards you and rotate it. Tag shift closer to the gum makes the narthex of a plastic window denser. Removing tags from The rubber contour loosens it. If you master this functionality, then you can easily adjust the operation of windows in a large building in a short a period of time, so you should pay attention to accessories developers of office and administrative facilities.

Advantages

  • certified by Gosstroy of Russia;
  • conforms to international standards;
  • there is a factory in Russia;
  • corner burglary protection;
  • High strength steel hardware.

disadvantages

  • some systems creak and crunch when used;
  • tight work;
  • anti-burglar pressure strip catches the sash at the bottom closing.

GRETSCH-UNITAS

Rating: 4.6

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This is a leading German manufacturer that deals with the manufacture of locks and fittings for over 100 years. In Russian the brand has been known in the market since 1996. a large selection of plastic handles for windows where you can pick up a shape and color to give more personality to the interior. Companies owns about 500 patents related to functionality and hardware configuration. For example, to protect metal elements from rust, special spraying is used. On the windows open and closed fittings are used. Some systems can be retrofitted even on the finished product.

This is one of the few manufacturers producing high-quality accessories parallel-sliding type. Such a configuration plastic windows allows the use of opening sashes on limited space. But due to the heavy weight, the mechanism is fast begins to sag. Brackets from this manufacturer guarantee simple and accurate porch work thanks to the latest design mobile carriage. If you have a lot of furniture on the loggia or in the office, then look for plastic windows with GU hardware and this principle work.

Advantages

  • all CE certificates are available;
  • official website in 5 languages;
  • in the catalog of the system for hinged, swing and sliding type opening;
  • high aesthetics of the appearance of the system.

disadvantages

  • maintenance required twice a year;
  • A brand is less common to buy than other brands.

SCHUCO

Rating: 4.5

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This manufacturer originated in 1951 and is headquartered in Bielefeld. The company specializes in the production of facade systems with windows and doors. In 1999, the company was merged with another manufacturer – Jansen specializing in steel systems in Switzerland. This allowed to increase the range of products and affected quality for the better. I would especially like pay attention to the handles of the manufacturer of windows that differ anatomical shape and comfortable for girth. To close the sash you need to make a little effort. There is no rattle or unpleasant sound inherent in the designs of other companies.

We found this manufacturer the best because of the release of durable loops designed for increased load. Judging by the reviews window owners, even with designs with high flaps up to 1300 mm, which weigh a lot, such loops will need to be adjusted not more often than 1 time in 4 years. And that means they are pretty hardy. You will not encounter sagging windows or jamming the narthex.

Advantages

  • large selection of pen designs;
  • the system provides a tight narthex and enhances heat efficiency;
  • there are parts for plastic and aluminum sashes;
  • resistance of iron parts to corrosion.

disadvantages

  • black hardware line less quality;
  • Not all design options have a solid outline.

FORNAX

Rating: 4.4

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This brand is the brainchild of co-production of Georgia and Turkey. Today, Fornax products are also produced in Russia, for which the manufacturer opened his representative office here. Firm focused on profile solutions PVC and aluminum frames. Judging by the reviews, product owners like the lock that the scissors are equipped with. This item prevents spontaneous window slamming during drafts. Fornax accessories must contain locks, protecting from erroneous opening in the airing mode. Yet the manufacturer has provided a flap lock that creates less pressure on the rubber seal, prolonging its life.

We consider this manufacturer the best due to reduced the number of parts in the locking system. Reduced number of items facilitates easier installation on the profile, extends the life service, reduces the chance of breakage and requires less service. For PVC window manufacturers, this will help reduce warehouse nomenclature when receiving and using goods.

Advantages

  • solutions for plastic and aluminum profiles;
  • delivery of goods is valid in all regions;
  • there are parts for sliding systems;
  • universality of elements for mounting on the right or left sash.

disadvantages

  • options with adjustable overhead clamp not the most beautiful;
  • the products are less known, and therefore not all window manufacturers with work for her.

Kale

Rating: 4.3

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This manufacturer comes from Turkey. The company was founded in 1953 and originally specialized in castles. Gradually under this brand began to produce window fittings. Now it’s powerful KALE Endustri Corporation. Folding and swivel systems manufactured in the KALE Sapfir line. To buyers in reviews like protecting the structure from breaking, for which they are used angular switches with an enlarged section. For details not special care is required and it is enough to lubricate them every 6 months. To prevent window solutions from being damaged, they include: interlocks against incorrect opening, protection against gusts of wind and additional strips from below, reinforcing locking.

We decided to highlight the manufacturer because of the increased strength rubbing mechanisms. Developers use special steel, so that the barrels and grooves of the system work without development. Yet the surface of the locks is alkaline-zinc coated, additionally protecting metal from corrosion. All this combined with lower price, makes the goods of the brand and the manufacturer the best.

Advantages

  • PVC fittings are suitable for tying wooden windows;
  • You can often get acquainted with samples at exhibitions;
  • relatively affordable cost;
  • There are many distributors in Russia.

disadvantages

  • the adjustment screw is gradually unscrewed in the lower loop – need to follow;
  • not the most reliable lifts and locks.

Vorne

Rating: 4.2

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This review is completed by the manufacturer Vorn, offering construction market fittings for plastic and wooden windows. Brand products are certified by Gosstandart of Russia and have international documents confirming the quality. Range manufacturer includes solutions for flaps and pivots, and also sliding options. There are multi-locking mechanisms for 7 points fixations that reliably protect the room from unauthorized penetration. Any type of hardware has anti-burglary trunnions.

As the reviews of the masters show, Vorne hardware can be set only in two cases. The first is when pre-sales apartment repair. This allows you to create coziness with plastic windows and increase the cost of housing in the secondary market. The second is when building a house by the developer. The main advantage of this product manufacturer favors affordable price, which can not compete with famous brands. Some installers choose this accessories for your home, because they can do everything on their own set up and adjust without resorting to the services of other companies.

Advantages

  • there are certificates of ISO 9000-2001;
  • easy to adjust;
  • affordable cost;
  • The manufacturer claims an opening resource of 25,000 cycles.

disadvantages

  • some note finer metal;
  • a backlash appears over time;
  • brackets poured from silumin;
  • fading clarity disappears.


Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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