Plastic windows preserve heat the best
The window frame serves a very important role in ensuring an effective heat isolation. Plastic windows beat wooden and aluminum windows in the point of view of the ratio between price and quality. Plastic windows are characterized by better heat preservation abilities and they can lessen the heating expenses. Plastic windows that meet the standard of a passive house can significantly lessen the consumption of energy. The windows of a passive house are made from quality PVC profiles and the three-glass packages that have already become customary, in which, we use two selective windows and a special warm frame (What is a passive house)
Plastic windows – the best ratio of price and quality
Plastic windows have an obvious advantage of price both during acquisition and during usage. Wooden windows are about 30% more expensive than PVC windows and 50% more expensive aluminum windows are the most expensive choice. Since plastic widows require only minimal care, and their heat preservation qualities do not change throughout the entire lifetime (up to 40 years), You lessen your expenses by not only when acquiring plastic windows, but during the entire period of their usage as well.
Plastic windows do not need special care
High quality plastic windows require only minimal care. Wooden windows need to be repainted and re-glazed every few years. Plastic windows have a smooth surface that is enough to be cleaned by a simple dish soap. Plastic is very resistant to the effect of the environment (water, sunlight, temperature fluctuations).
Plastic windows are very durable
Unlike wooden windows, plastic windows have a long lifespan. Considering the especially long lifespan of plastic windows (up to 40 years), it is an excellent long-term investment that has a high retention value.
Plastic windows are environmentally friendly
Plastic windows are fully recyclable. About 40% of the world’s oil and natural gas resources are used for the provision of heat and other energy to homes. For the production of PVC, only 1% of the mentioned resources is used. Without opportunities of recycling, PVC has a low level of pollution. The best profiles are produced without lead; only stabilizers of calcium and zinc (Ca-Zn) are used in them. When choosing windows be sure to insist on proof (certificates) that the windows you are being offered, their profiles, do not have lead in their composition.
Plastic windows serve longer than wooden and very little energy is used during their production. Therefore, plastic windows contribute to energy saving not only in your home, but during the production process as well.