The rising cost of electricity bothers individuals and institutions both. Air-conditioners in summers and heaters in winters have become essential equipments, and their contribution to the electricity bills is the maximum. To keep the bill low, people take many steps; such as investing in energy efficient appliances and limiting the use to the lowest. Even the government encourages manufacturers to make energy efficient devices. Simultaneously the consumer is being educated about the benefit of energy saving. Massive awareness campaigns are floated. But few take note of the fact that the highest loss of energy occurs through doors and windows. Even if they are closed, there are enough gaps and holes in them, despite good workmanship and material. This leads to energy loss, which means one pays for electricity consumption that, in fact, is lost to doors and windows. Eventually one ends up paying exorbitant electricity bills.
Insulating the door and window spaces from transfer of heat is not the only matter of concern for the modern buildings. They should be rain proof as well. We want to enjoy the rain and thunderstorm from the comfort of our four-walls. Not even a drop of water should trespass beyond the window into our room.
Another aspiration that we look for in the fenestrations is that it should be rust and decay proof, and must have long life. That rules out iron which, anyway, is never a good choice. Aluminium stands the chance to some extent, but it falls short of the expectations when considered on a whole.
Today we live and work in high-rises where windows and doors have to bear with extra-high wind load as compared to the ground floor homes. It means that the fenestration material should be strong enough to withstand the very high wind pressure.
India is close to equator and the intensity of UV radiation is also a factor to reckon with. Besides altering the skin pigmentation, over-exposure of sunlight may lead to dangerous dermatological consequences. Hence it is quite reasonable to aspire for a door and window that protects us from UV radiation. If there is a thick toughened glass sheet, it must be held strongly in its place by an equally strong frame. With all those qualities as enumerated so far, doors and windows should also look great. They should come in as many hues as we may possibly need to enhance the aesthetics of a building.
The answer to all these fenestration challenge lies in uPVC. This is a much refined version of Poly Vinyl Chloride which has revolutionized the modern fenestration space. However, creating door and window frames from this material that meet the tall order of modern housing and lifestyle, is not as plain as it sounds. This requires very high level of technology, research and engineering precision. Even the material called uPVC, that the world’s leading brands use in fenestrations, is reinforced by addition of well-researched compounds, and well-developed processes such as glazing etc.
uPVC fenestration solutions are here to stay owing to its strength, utility and beauty. It has become the first choice of architects and builders. uPVC fenestrations are eco-friendly products that help preserve our forests and environment by coming up as a better substitute of the wood. uPVC door and window solutions have competition with itself. The leading world-class brands incorporate a lot into it in terms of research, quality maintenance, innovation and engineering precision. Encraft is one Indian brand in the field of fenestration that is comparable to the world’s best.