Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers' Association (TTMA) recently visited the
Domus Windows & Doors factory, located in Trinidad at 57 Factory Road
Chaguanas, to learn more about the company's operations and its contribution to
the manufacturing sector in Trinidad and Tobago. During the tour, the TTMA
members were able to witness firsthand the process of making
hurricane-resistant windows and doors.
Windows & Doors is the leading Caribbean manufacturer of high-quality
windows and doors, and its commitment to producing hurricane-resistant products
is a testament to its dedication to climate resiliency. The process of making
hurricane-resistant windows and doors is an intricate one, involving very
strong laminate glass, specialized framing materials, and structural
The Factory Floor
the factory tour, the Domus team led by C.E.O Terrance Ortt, demonstrated the
manufacturing process step-by-step, from the cutting and laminating of glass to
the final assembly. The Company's management team highlighted the importance of
using the right materials and following the correct procedures to ensure that
the products meet the necessary quality, wind load resistance, and impact standards.
TTMA members were impressed by the level of precision and attention to detail
that goes into making each hurricane-resistant window and door. They also noted
the importance of such products in a region like the Caribbean, where
hurricanes and tropical storms are becoming more frequent and intense.
The Value Behind Best Practices
visit by the TTMA to Domus Windows & Doors is part of the association's
efforts to support local manufacturers and promote the growth of the
manufacturing sector in Trinidad and Tobago. The TTMA recognizes the importance
of manufacturing to the country's economy and aims to help local manufacturers
like Domus succeed and grow. The members that attended the tour were recently
elected TTMA President, Mr. Roger Roach, TTMA Vice-President, Mr. Emil
Ramkissoon, TTMA Director and Chair of the Membership Committee, Mr. Anthony
Farrah, and members of the secretariat, Ms. Ilanka Manrique, Mr. Troy Burns,
and Ms. Brittney Ramdeen. They were all privy to an engaging presentation
to add context to what they witnessed on the factory floor. Mr. Ortt's
presentation deepened the understanding of the need for best practices.
the visit to the Domus Windows & Doors factory provided a valuable
opportunity to learn about how complex manufacturing can produce consistently
high-quality security and hurricane-resistant windows and doors. The TTMA
members were impressed by the sophistication of the Company’s manufacturing
operations and its contribution to world-class manufacturing in Trinidad and
When it comes to choosing the right windows
and doors for your home, there are many factors to consider. Security, energy
efficiency, comfort, and aesthetics are just a few of the things that can
influence your decision.
That's why laminate glass is such a popular
option for homeowners and builders alike. And within the world of laminate
glass, Pilkington Solar-E used by Domus is a product that stands out for its exceptional solar heat gain
What is Solar-E Glass?
Solar-E glass is a type of glass that has
been specially designed to reduce the amount of solar heat gain that passes
through the glass. This is accomplished through the use of a special coating
that is applied to the glass during the manufacturing process. The coating
blocks a significant amount of the sun's energy while still allowing visible
light to pass through.
How Do Solar-E Security Laminate Windows & Doors Work?
It is not broadly known that approximately
85% of all heat gain through glazing is the result of solar radiation and only
15% by convection. Solar heat gain resistance is measured by Solar Heat Gain
Coefficient or “SHGC”.
Solar-E laminate units work by using a
combination of reflective and absorptive properties to control solar energy
transmission. The special coating that
is applied to the glass reflects a large percentage of the sun's energy back
into the atmosphere, reducing the amount of heat that is absorbed by and passed
through the glass. This coating is then sandwiched into the security laminate
glass for a complete solution.
In addition to reflecting direct or
indirect rays of the sun the coating also absorbs much of the energy that
passes through the glass, further reducing the amount of heat that enters the
building. At the same time, the laminate
provides UV protection and secures the building by resisting impact.
Domus Windows & Doors' Solar-E units, have a durable “hardcoat” that
is specifically designed to reduce solar heat gain. Double glazing reduces
solar heat gain by 15% as compared to clear single-pane glass. But a single
pane of Solar-E glass reduces solar heat gain by up to 50% relative to clear
single-pane glass – which is more than three times as effective as double
What Are the Benefits of Solar-E Security Laminate Windows & Doors?
The benefits of Solar-E laminate glass are
numerous. First and foremost, it helps to reduce the amount of solar heat gain
that enters the building, which can lead to significant energy savings on
cooling costs. This is especially important in hot, sunny climates where
air conditioning usage can be high. Solar-E laminate glass can also help to
Solar-E glazing improves the overall
comfort of a space whether it is air-conditioned or not. “Hot spots” in rooms are
reduced resulting in a more even temperature throughout. The interior
temperature of buildings that are not air-conditioned will be reduced. In
addition to its energy-saving properties, Domus’ laminate glass blocks more than 95% of harmful UV rays, which
can damage furniture, flooring, and other interior finishes over time.
Domus’ Solar-E laminate glazing is more
cost-effective than double glazing so this should always be the starting point
when considering energy efficiency.
Finally, Solar-E laminate glass is
available in various colours and textures, making it a versatile option for any
design aesthetic. Whether you're looking for clear, grey, bronze, or
blue-green tint there is a Domus Solar-E laminate glass product that will meet
Where Can I Use Solar-E Security Laminate Windows & Doors?
Solar-E security laminate glass can be used
in a wide range of applications, from residential energy-efficient windows and
exterior doors to commercial storefronts. Anywhere that solar control is a
concern, Solar-E sliding glass doors or swing patio doors are very excellent
energy savers. And because they are available in a variety of thicknesses and
configurations, they can be customized to meet the specific needs of your
In conclusion, Solar-E laminate glass is an
excellent choice for anyone who is looking for a high-performance glass product
that provides exceptional solar control and energy efficiency without
compromising aesthetics. With its many benefits and versatility, Solar-E
laminate glass, available at Domus Windows & Doors is
sure to be a popular option for years to come.
Who doesn't want
their property to be filled with high-quality materials that are also
attractive? Naturally, yes is the common response. Domus unquestionably
satisfies the needs and demands of every property owner as the industry leader
in the Caribbean that produces premium uPVC windows and doors. You won't need
to worry about choosing between quality and beauty because we are the window
manufacturers of high-grade materials that also prove to be aesthetically
What’s So Good About uPVC?
polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) is a common material used in the creation of windows
and doors. Due to the absence of plasticizers, it is more rigid and more
durable than regular PVC. It is a rigid, strong, and versatile material.
Additionally, a variety of customized options are available for manufacturing. The
appearance of other materials, such as black and wood, can also be replicated using uPVC, however the natural colour of uPVC is white. This natural white colour will outlast any other pigment which is added. Aside from uPVC frames being fire retardant, recyclable, adaptable, and
environmentally friendly, uPVC has a solid reputation.
uPVC; A Better Choice Than
currently face a new conundrum: which material to choose for their windows.
This is due to the plethora of materials utilized in window manufacture. It has
been quite a long time since the argument regarding uPVC windows vs. aluminum
windows was started, and it is more difficult to reach an agreement than you
may think it would be. Nevertheless, it is reasonable to conclude that uPVC is
a winner due to the benefits it provides over aluminum. uPVC has the following
Installing a window
made of aluminum typically costs much more than installing a window made of
uPVC due to production costs as well as the type of material it is.
windows from Domus’ factory in Trinidad would be a wise decision for you if you
want windows that you can install and then completely forget about. Not only
are they typically less expensive than aluminum windows, but they also last
remarkably long. When coupled with their great resistance to decay, uPVC
windows are ideal for people wishing to put windows in any size building.
2- Energy Efficiency
ability to insulate your home is another crucial consideration. In this
respect, aluminum is inferior to UPVC. In contrast to aluminum, it does not
allow heat to pass through, making the other an ideal insulator. For a very
long time, uPVC has been regarded as an excellent material to use for
insulation, and many uPVC windows and doors have a very high level of thermal efficiency.
multiple-point locks on multi-chambered UPVC door frames provide a superior
seal. A benefit that some homeowners might find essential is the sound
reduction that this feature gives UPVC windows and doors. Due to their superior thermal
and acoustic insulation, UPVC windows and doors are substantially better.
material has this benefit. UPVC windows, in contrast to metal, won't rust or
deteriorate with time. Due to its low care requirements, UPVC merely has to be
cleaned with a damp cloth to look brand new. In spite of its durability, an
aluminum window supplier must be contacted for occasional maintenance of
aluminum windows. Keep in mind, though, that double-glazed windows may require
some upkeep over the course of their lifespan, including the replacement of
sealed sections. Modern UPVC windows are often projected to last 30 to 40
years. In contrast, aluminum-clad windows (aluminum over wood) only have a
lifespan of roughly half that, at no more than 15 to 20 years.
You may not have
realized it, but the windows, doors, and other items you select will be
influenced by the design of your home far more than you might have thought.
Whatever windows you eventually choose to go with will have to reflect the
style you want to go with; this will depend on when your property was built,
where it was built, or even how much your property is worth.
stylish? Yes, the material you need to do both, is uPVC. There are more styles
available than ever before, and some of them can even be customized to your own
preferences. To fit your property's aesthetic and set it out from the other
properties on the block, there is a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and configurations
for your architect or contractor to create magic.
Domus Windows & Doors for the Caribbean
Domus Windows and Doors
offers a broad selection of white uPVC window and door profiles that are extremely
customizable and provide toughness, affordability, good fire resistance, a high
operating pressure point, and a long lifespan - all thanks to their robust
and technology are used to manufacture uPVC profiles from the highest-quality
raw materials. Strict quality checks are a must at every stage of the procedure
to guarantee the highest level of quality and performance. All profiles are
produced using premium lead-free uPVC compounds which are then assembled accurately
Every step of the
process is carefully observed by the quality control team, and hurricane-resistant units are put through a series of demanding quality inspections to
guarantee compliance with international standards of quality that every
contractor would love to work with. All of these organized and well-thought-out
procedures enable us to produce beautiful, strong, and adaptable profiles that
outperform your expectations and last for a very long time.
Your home or place
of business shouldn't contain materials of poor quality. For that reason,
depend on Domus windows, which you can obtain from our growing list of distributors on most
Caribbean islands by a quick Google search of uPVC windows near me. These
·Caribbean Shutters Windows & Doors (Agent)
·Hardware Solutions Depot (Guyana)
·Island Bazaar (St. Lucia)
·Almandoz Hardware Limited (Tobago)
for Quality Service
Components of Domus
uPVC products have a 20-year warranty on frames against rot, swelling, blistering,
peeling, rust, and corrosion. The best materials in the entire world are used
by Domus. Due to the non-deterioration of Domus products, building owners and
remodeling contractors can anticipate a lengthy time of productive usage with
little maintenance and no replacement requirements.