Windows are no longer an object to fill the openings in the Building envelope. Today’s windows are expected to perform various functions such as letting in light, keeping out heat/cold, noise attenuation, as well as being aesthetically attractive, needing lower maintenance and using energy saving/efficient materials/processes in place of scarce/energy efficient conventional materials. uPVC Windows/Door profilesare made from Poly Vinyl chloride resin, one of the most extensively used thermoplastics finding end uses in diverse sectors such as infrastructure, agriculture, healthcare etc.
Double-glazed, uPVC windows are a relatively new trend to sweep India. PVC windows were first used in Europe in 1940, by the late 1960’s it had established an important market share. Since the 1970’s uPVC has increasingly dominated the US market, now it is the most commonly used window framing material in the U.S.
In India uPVC windows were introduced in the mid 1990’s, however they still hold a relatively small market share. Windows are the weakest link in the insulation of the home. With rising energy prices, we can’t ignore this option any longer.
Knowledge about their availability and applications have only started growing as the Indian Government, as well as private builders and developers have spread their awareness. When you hear about what they are useful for, you might wonder why it hasn’t arrived on our shores earlier. There are good reasons for this.
Double-glazed, uPVC windows have a few key benefits. Along with roofing insulation and pink batts in walls, they are a key source of insulation for the house. What this means is that they can be used to keep heat in during winter and prevent heat from coming into the house in summer. A follow on benefit of this is that you will pay less for your electricity bills in the extreme months. If you don’t have to turn on the air conditioner or the central heating as long, that’s money saved and money earned.
Here are a few more key benefits to add:
uPVC insulated window frames are specifically designed to incorporate insulated double glazing.
uPVC needs virtually no maintenance and has a long life span, will not rust or rot or be effected by termites.
uPVC is engineered to handle severe weather.
uPVC has 57% salt content so is ideal in coastal areas.
Fusion welded construction eliminates drafts and water leaks.
Various glass combinations, combined with the uPVC frame significantly reduces outside noise.
Visit www.encraft.in to learn more on these special windows, how we can help you install them and how we can match it up nicely with your current decor.