Installation of u-PVC Windows & Doors Builders Perspective:-
The Green Building concept:
Home buyers across the country are increasingly attaining interest in Green buildings and #Energy-efficient products and insisting upon it. They have become very conscious of the Green building concept.
Basically, Green buildings improve the way that homes and home building sites use energy, water, and materials to reduce impacts on human health and the environment.
In India, Almost 75% of trees that are cut are being used for making of Doors, Windows & Furniture which is an alarming situation today.
A vital aspect to Energy & Environment Saving as of today.
In our practice, the wood is mainly used to make Door frames and aluminium powder coated is widely preferred for windows.
Supremacy of UPVC
Free from lead (Pb) and other hazardous substances, and approved for green building concept, ENCRAFT profiles are designed as per Indian tropical conditions and are extruded and tested conforming to BS EN12608. ENCRAFT profiles are designed and developed for a wide range of glass sizes varying from 4 mm to 39 mm. ENCRAFT profiles make a superior substitute for the conventional wooden frames taking into account the cost, strength, beauty, precision and ecology. Doors and windows, that have ENCRAFT in place, don’t let sound and dust enter through it.
Common myths about uPVC
Many years ago yellowing UPVC was a problem but advancements in the material have pretty much eradicated that problem. That is of course if the material being used by the double glazing manufacturer is of a good standard and quality.
These days you just don’t get problems of this nature.
I have heard that UPVC windows go yellow…
Many years ago yellowing uPVC was a problem but advancements in the material have pretty much eradicated that problem. That is of course if the material being used by the double glazing manufacturer is of a good standard and quality.
uPVC profile manufacturers are much better nowadays and be rest assured that here at ENCRAFTR we only use the very best and actually the world’s leading uPVC profiles manufactured under technical collaboration with Halo, a British bellwether in window solutions with leading expertise in designing and manufacturing innovative building industry products, ENCRAFT’s uPVC door and window systems offer a lifetime of style, strength and security. ENCRAFT door and window profiles come in a range of customized designs and wooden finish to match with all décors.
Do PVCu windows creak when they get sun on them?
When plastic heats up in the sun you can often hear it creak as it gets warm and expands. This is typically the case for things like guttering. uPVC windows and doors however do not suffer the same problem so long as when being manufactured they have been re-enforced where needed. This will make sure that you don’t hear any signs of expansion coming from your uPVC Windows & Doors.
Why do I get condensation on the glass of my windows?
Condensation is a problem most homes face and strangely enough this is becoming more and more common as people try to super insulate their homes and prevent drafts. Little do they realise that actually using things such as trickle vents can help reduce this problem. Air circulation in the home is important to aide in the prevention of condensation build up.
Customers & Builders both are skeptical to use U-PVC mainly because:
Traditional belief customer mindset regarding PVC is that it’s basically a plastic!
Higher initial costs being manufactured and imported from overseas
In current practices, u-PVC is a fast transforming into a widely preferred material by many builders to make not only windows but also doors.
All premium Projects in major metros are now using U-PVC windows & Doors to attract more customers as it not only enhances the beauty of the flat but also adds to multiple benefits as stated above. It also helps the builders to get green building certification from relevant authorities.
Why uPVC over other materials?
It has strong resistance against chemicals, sunlight, and oxidation from water.
uPVC windows are claimed to last up to 40 years.
UPVC doors and windows are aesthetically more appealing Easy in handling and installation due to its light weight are having a good strength due to its in built reinforcement.
uPVC have a long life span Require no / minimal maintenance Using uPVC in doors and windows avoids the ongoing environmental damage due to cleaning chemicals, solvents and paints.
UPVC products improve thermal efficiency to a great extent compared to their metal counterpart’s significant savings on air-conditioning costs, reductions in energy loss and a commitment to sustainability.
The major ingredient of PVC is common salt which is an abundant natural resource.
It is believed that a u-PVC window frame can be recycled about ten times.
Initial costs of a uPVC window are almost 30% to 40% more than that that of an Aluminium-powder coated window
But the life-cycle cost of a uPVC window is much lesser compared Aluminium-powder coated windows, not to forget better Noise reduction, Dust proofing and aesthetics.
Advantages of using uPVC Windows/Doors
Its Energy Efficient as being uPVC, insulation properties are good
They are very durable and Ultraviolet resistant
They are sound proof
They have fire Retardant and fulfill class 1 fire resistance as defined in BS (British Standard) 476. uPVC material does not support combustion and are self-extinguishing.
They have a Low Thermal Expansion coefficient (most suitable for a climate like Mumbai)
They have a Long Life & Maintenance Free.
They are environment friendly as they can be fully recycled and renewed for further production.
Comparison of u-PVC with other Aluminium framing materials
uPVC: is made from Common Salt (unlimited availability) against Aluminium (Bauxite ore – limited availability)
uPVC: Lower embodied energy; Aluminium: High (7.5 times more during extrusion)
uPVC: Convenient in installation
uPVC: Never corrodes, peels off, rot or warp in bad weather
uPVC: Does not transmit heat or cold
uPVC: Never requires painting or Maintenance; Aluminium: If scratched, yes.
uPVC: Scratches show the same color under paint unlike Aluminium.