CO2 emissions into the atmosphere is the main cause of climate change on our planet, which is already a fact and cannot be avoided. To adapt to the new situation, we must take actions that reduce the greenhouse effect.
Román Windows & Doors contributes in a positive way by using wood from forests of controlled logging and reforestation with FSC and PEFC certification. A sustainable and proximity alternative with which we work is the chestnut, the most abundant native forest species in the forests of northern Spain.
Sustainability must be based on the use of the endogenous resources of the territory. Despite what many people may believe, by promoting the consumption of chestnut within our territory, we conserve its forests, since they offer a great variety of social, employment, and economic advantages, due to the transformation and commercialization of forest products; they also provide environmental, cultural and landscape benefits. The maintenance and strengthening of these functions is part of the sustainable management of forests and contributes to rural development by increasing the standard of living of rural dwellers and fixing the population in disadvantaged areas.
The importance of chestnut forests for the conservation of biodiversity is evident with the inclusion of Castanea sativa forests (code 9260) among the priority habitats of the European Directive 92/43 / EEC (Habitat Directive). These ecosystems are used by birds for their reproduction and food, and by mammals that take advantage of the fruit to feed themselves, or holes to winter or burrow (generating game). Another important aspect of the ecology of chestnut groves is the mycological procession that accompanies them.
Highly appreciated in carpentry for its many uses and its noble qualities:
High natural durability, thanks to its chemical composition with high tannin content and low permeability, which give it great resistance to rot on the outside and to xylophages on the inside. The best example of this durability is found in the granaries, many of which are more than 300 years old.
Great dimensional stability: It is one of the most stable woods, that is to say, not very nervous. This characteristic is especially advantageous in jobs where the wood is going to be subjected to large variations in humidity and temperature, as is the case with windows, doors and platforms.
Medium dense, which in elements such as windows or doors is a great advantage since the elements from which they are suspended suffer less.
Easy to work: Due to its easy machining, nailing, screwing and polishing, as well as having excellent qualities for dyeing, varnishing and gluing.
Beauty: Aesthetically very attractive, it fits well in both rustic and modern environments. It is warmer than its counterpart oak and gains in beauty over the years.
Chestnut has been the wood traditionally used in northern Spain, Portugal and Italy for construction, carpentry and furniture manufacturing, and at Román Windows & Doors it has become one of the best options in terms of sustainability, qualities and quality , even above other woods such as oak or iroko.