Our commitment to building a better future together.

In the building industry, sustainability is a word we often hear. But what does it mean to us? Or, for our clients? Sustainability is a good practice in which we can all commit to building a better future together. It starts with using local, sustainable resources to manufacture products, and it continues with utilizing sustainable practices in our day-to-day operations, including transportation and waste material disposal.

Winco offers architects, builders, and owners a window system product line that meets multiple performance requirements—from thermal capabilities and energy savings to security and comfort features, from the use of sustainable or recycled materials to working toward a reduced carbon footprint.

Winco actively promotes attaining LEED specifications and other green build initiatives.

 

Central Location and Regional Materials

Winco’s central location in the middle of the U.S. ensures our window systems are easily available nationwide. Many of our glass suppliers and aluminum extruders are within a 500-mile radius of our St. Louis manufacturing facility, and many of our services are completed onsite.

 

Aluminum for the Win

When it comes to commercial-grade fenestration, aluminum is an environmentally conscious choice. After years of reliable service, 95% of all aluminum used in window installations can be recycled into new window products. At Winco, at least 60% of the aluminum we use is recycled content.

 

Low Emitting Materials

We use low-emitting adhesives, sealants, paintings, and coatings. Our aluminum extrusions are painted with a process that captures and destroys 100% of the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) present in the paint with an oxidizer. This oxidizer burns the VOC’s at 1500°F degrees, converting them into harmless water vapor.

 

Managing Our Anodizing Service

Winco uses a specially designed system to neutralize wastewater produced from our anodize operation and render it non-hazardous. Our etching process, along with the etch bath, significantly decreases the number of solids produced with less time in the caustic tank. All by-products are collected and recycled.

Winco thermally improved windows can achieve superior thermal performance ratings of less than .35 U-Value. The lower the value, the less heat and cold is transmitted, the first criterion of comfort and energy savings. Winco combines many design and materials factors that contribute to saving energy. Things like multiple layers of glass, film, gas fill, thermal edge spacer, thermal break and triple weather-stripping. Combined in an engineered thermally-broken aluminum system, utilizing Azon’s Azo-Brader™ that outperforms many others.

 

Thermal Performance Assured

U-Value is the benchmark of comfort and energy savings. The lower the value, the less heat and cold is transmitted. Our well-insulated windows achieve superior thermal performance ratings of less than .35 U-Value. This is attributed to our winning combination of enhanced design and top-tier materials, including multiple layers of glass, film, gas fill, thermal edge spacer, thermal break, and triple weather-stripping. These components are combined in an engineered, thermally-broken aluminum system made with Azon’s Azo-Brader™ to outperform many other competitive thermal windows.