Profile 22’s Optima system was developed with unique features to give installers an edge over other systems from both a sale and an installation perspective.
According to Profile 22, Optima offers greater rigidity, improved weathering and U values as low as 0.8 W/m2K with argon-filled units. It’s all thanks to its six-chamber outer frame (or eight with RCM thermal inserts) plus five chamber sash, which means Optima has more thermal chambers than rival systems. Plus the outerframe and sash are manufactured with an additional centre seal position that other systems don’t have, says the company.
There is a wide range of coloured and foil finishes to allow installers to upsell the benefit of colour to the homeowner. Many colours are available from stock or on an express service too, which makes selling colour a much easier proposition.
The system is also packed with benefits for the installation process. It has deep legs, which means that if the survey was incorrect, on site trimming can be done. There are three fixing lug positions, which makes installation on new builds and extensions much easier and an increased wall thickness in critical areas provides greater screw retention. Optima has a single leg bead location which means there’s no need for security glazing clips to pass security tests and future proofs the system against proposed enhancements to PAS24 requirements. There is a weather cover of up to 10mm, which not only improves weather performance but also makes it more forgiving for the installer because the sash has a greater overlap with the frame.
Optima is supported by what is claimed to be the widest range of ancillaries on the market plus a comprehensive suite of complementary products in the Epwin portfolio to add further value to an installers’ portfolio. And with all the support that Profile 22 offers, together with the Excellence as Standard membership programme that drives standards and helps to generate leads, it all adds up to an impressive offering that adds value at every turn.