PVC windows or PVC-aluminium windows
PVC or polyvinyl chloride, is a thermoplastic polymer that if heated to 200° becomes viscous and gets extruded into different profiles that once cooled off will be cut and welded together to produce windows and doors with very high insulating properties and of great aesthetics. PVC is a great thermal and acoustic insulator and it’s weatherproof. Low thermal conductivity ensures a total insulation from frost, snow, water and wind. PVC is also a real barrier against sea salt (which on the contrary damages aluminium windows) and weather (acid rain, pollution).
Il PVC è un ottimo isolante termico e acustico, ed è resistente alle intemperie. PVC windows don’t need any maintenance over time, they have advantageous costs and cleaning can be performed easily with neutral detergents and aqueous solutions.
Does PVC harden over time?
PVC windows are being built, in Europe, for more than 35 years and leader companies in the productions of window profiles, mainly German, which are always at the forefront of research and product reliability. If this were not the case it wouldn’t explain the success PVC has been having in recent years in both the Italian and the European market.
Is PVS more “ecological” than wood?
The majority of wooden windows is produced with materials from certified forests. PVC still remains a petroleum derivative.
Does PVC release harmful fumes inside the house?
Once placed it doesn’t present any risk compared to maybe other household plastic effects we are surrounded by.
Is aluminium the best material?
In terms of thermal transmittance, aluminium, being an excellent conductor, is the worst material regarding warmth and cold insulation. Only in a layered composition done with “thermal cut”, therefore with the internal interposition of another insulating material, it becomes more performing, at the expense of high costs.
Does PVC isolate more?
If you consider thickness, the best thermal transmittance performances and thus insulation are there with: 1st multi-chamber PVC, 2nd “tender” wood, 3rd “hard” wood, 4th thermal break aluminium, 5th aluminium without thermal break.
Is PVC recyclable?
All materials at the end of their life-cycle, estimated in 30/40 years can, with appropriate technologies, be recycled and recovered for other purposes.
Do PVC windows not need maintenance?
A minimum of maintenance is indispensable for all the surrounding durable goods, to guarantee functionality and performance over time. Like we do maintenance for our car, boiler, air conditioner, bicycle and our little house in the garden, we should dedicate a minimum of attention and care for our windows, moreover with really low costs. Anyway, any of our European PVC producers don’t go beyond 15 years of warranty on their products, like the best water-based paints mentioned earlier.