What would be better choice out of uPVC Windows or Aluminium Windows?
uPVC Windows vs Aluminium Windows: Make a Right Choice
uPVC means unplasticized polyvinyl chloride. It differs from standard PVC which everyone tends to it of as plastic. Because of the unplasticized nature of uPVC it is very rigid and is formulated to provide excellent outdoor weathering applications. uPVC window frames are a combination of a multichambered profile extrusion which provides insulative properties like no other window material, as well as reinforcing the internal chambers with use of a galvanized steel profiles up to 2.5mm thick to make it equal in strength to aluminium windows. This allows upvc windows to be used upto commercial applications. With the product being trusted more and more with time, it has become a popular replacement and new window choice for Double glazing in Perth
What is a better choice out of uPVC or Aluminium windows?
UPVC windows are 3 x more insulative than aluminium windows. uPVC windows with double glazed units have u Values as low as 1.2 Aluminium windows being metal conduct a lot of heat and cold
Upvc vs aluminum Cost And Price:-
uPVC windows are much favorably priced compared to aluminium windows in with a same glazing combination
uPVC windows and uPVC doors are fully maintenance free. They do not react to Salt and coastal climate and will not corrode like aluminium. uPVC windows will require just a wash down every now and then to keep them clean and looking fresh
a common myth is uPVC is only available in white, with current covering technology companies like Renolit and Hornschuch have over 200 foil cover colours that can be applied to uPVC windows. In Australia there are over 6-7 colours given as standard which include a dark grey upvc window which is a popular colour type.
uPVC itself has been formulated to last over 15 years with warranties provided for the same. Standard aluminium window suppliers provide no longer than a 6 year warranty
All uPVC windows come with multiple locking systems making them highly secure, aluminium windows and doors at best have only a single point locking system.
Types of windows:-
Like aluminium uPVC can be manufactured to any design like uPVC sash windows,awning windows, tilt and turn windows,sliding windows. So there is no limitation with designs available
uPVC has a self-extinguishing property and will stop burning as soon as the source of flame is removed. It has been approved to be used upto BAL 29 bushfire prone areas
So there you have it. Both options have some great benefits, but whether they’re right for you depends on your unique needs. Get in touch with us now and we’ll arrange a design consultation where we will talk you through all the options available.
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