Since the 1935 the PVC, polyvinyl chloride, has evolved to become used universally. Most of modern buildings today uses uPVC, unplasticized polyvinyl chloride, in windows and doors systems because it has many advantages.
The uPVC is weather resistance, fire resistance, water resistance, sound proofing, efficient thermal insulation and energy efficiency. It's even environmental friendly.
Highly weather resistant quality is achieved by anti-ultraviolet and high impact resistant formulation. It can withstand long exposure in extreme weather change under scorching sun, storms, dryness and high humidity. Even in special conditions like coastal areas (salt, storm, sun), uPVC is more applicable with no quality deterioration. It does not rot, corrode, nor warp and can perfectly withstand years of weather beating.
Fire tests have shown that uPVC materials, being naturally flame retardant through their product life, will not cause, support or enhance the natural development of fire. Unlike timber windows, the uPVC sections do not support combustion, and are in fact self extinguishing. It has got an "A" class fire rating.
uPVC windows and doors are fabricated by using sophisticated and automatic machines insuring no gaps. During installation process special material are used to prevent water passing from outside to inside. They are successfully used in swimming pools, marine & ocean environment without detriment to the surface finish or performance.
uPVC's hard surface is resistant to termites, unlike wood, that is affected by insects and termites. This makes uPVC windows and doors last as long as your house.
The design of uPVC Windows profiles are multi-chambered installed with the highest quality sealants making them the best windows in prevention of sound ingress. It brings tranquility by cutting unnecessary disturbance and is especially favored & widely used in Hospitals, Schools and office buildings.
The low conductivity of uPVC as a material, the tight seals uPVC windows provide and the ease with which they can be fabricated for double and triple glazing, make uPVC an excellent choice in energy efficient buildings.
uPVC doesn’t conduct heat well therefore doesn’t transfer temperatures from inside to outside, or outside to inside. Next time you are near an aluminium framed window, put your hand on the frame and feel its temperature.
Up to 70% of heat is gained or lost through standard 3mm window panes and even more is lost with heat transfer through metal frames. In winter, a single-glazed, 3mm-deep pane of glass can lose from ten to 15 times more heat than an insulated wall of the same area. In summer, single glaze standard windows of an average home account for over 25% of total heat gain.
Double glazing your windows is said to improve thermal resistance by 94%. The air pocket created between the two glass panes provides an insulating barrier, keeping the outside heat out and regulating your interior temperature.
Installing new double-glazed units is recommended when you are doing a major renovation and/or extension and are looking for a high quality, well-sealed product.
It’s a simple goal in modern-day home life ... keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Keeping warm in winter: By cutting the transfer of heat from the warm inside to the cold side of the window, uPVC windows will significantly reduce loss of heating warmth in cold weather and reduce the energy required to heat interior spaces.
Keeping cool in summer: Cooling a home in summer can use up to three times the energy required to heat it in winter. Installing double-glazed uPVC window frames can keep you cooler in summer by reducing solar heat gain from outside. And in the evenings, the openable Tilt and Turn window system allows you to take advantage of natural cross ventilation to cool the home.
In air-conditioned building & houses windows with a low conductive material can reduce the loss of energy. uPVC products has been designed with multi chambers which reduce the transfer of heat & can reduce the energy loss by over 30-35%. Thus making it energy saving window.
Low Cost Maintenance
Weather resistance, fire retard, water tightness, sustainability with no need for repainting and very easy cleaning make uPVC windows and doors maintenance cost minimal compared to those made of others materials.
Variety in Choice
uPVC windows comes in different textures and color combinations to create truly unique window designs for modern homes and offices. Textured lamination with imitation snake skin, rustic wood or metal is impressive. Modern window designs can bring luxurious decorative accents into interior design with bronze, brushed aluminum or antique brass appearance.
uPVC windows and doors won’t impact on the environment once they’re made and fitted. And if you want to get rid of it before it’s broken down and in need of replacement, you can recycle it.