Why use uPVC?
uPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride) is proven to provide an excellent performance and durability and is widely used in the manufacturing of doors and windows. uPVC is an extensively used material as it does not easily get affected by unlikely weather condition or climatic changes, and its insulation property makes it the best pick for you. This type of uPVC has gained quite a huge popularity over years due to its strong, reliable and maintenance-free feature, however, there are many other significant aspects which emphasize the use of uPVC. The only fact to be kept under consideration is that while using uPVC for a larger area, it should be wrapped around a core of galvanized steel which holds uPVC firmly and makes it even stronger.
Types of Windows
Fixed windows are stationary units mounted within a frame. They are great for letting in light and exposing views, but provide no ventilation. Among the more visually interesting choices are octagonal, half circle, ellipse windows and a corner window that has a single pane if bent at a 90 degree angle. These windows tend to be more energy efficient as they quite simply don’t open and properly installed offer fewer opportunities for drafts.
Casement windows are hinged at the sides. Hinged windows such as casements generally have lower air leakage rates than sliding windows from the same manufacturer because the sash closes by pressing against the frame. Casement windows project outward, providing significantly better ventilation than sliders of equal size. Because the sash protrudes from the plane of the wall, it can be controlled to catch passing breezes, but screens must be placed on the interior side. Virtually the entire casement window area can be opened, while sliders are limited to less than half of the window area.
Awning windows are hinged at the top and open outward. Hinged windows such as awnings generally have lower air leakage rates than sliding windows from the same manufacturer because the sash closes by pressing against the frame. Screens are placed on the interior of the window unit. Similar to casements, the entire window area can be opened, while sliders are limited to less than half of the window area.
Hopper windows are hinged at the bottom and open inward. Hinged windows such as hoppers generally have lower air leakage rates than sliding windows from the same manufacturer because the sash closes by pressing against the frame. Screens are placed on the exterior of the window unit. Similar to casements, the entire window area can be opened, while sliders are limited to less than half of the window area.
Both sashes slide horizontally in a double-sliding window. Only one sash slides in a single-sliding window. A Vertical Slider or Single Hung window, as it is also known, is identical to a Horizontal Slider but the bottom slides up. Ventilation area can vary from a small crack to an opening of one-half the total glass area. Screens can be placed on the exterior or interior of the window unit. Horizontally sliding windows generally have higher air leakage rates than projecting or hinged windows.
Combination window is an integration of two windows of the same type (like casement-casement) or different types (casement-slider or fixed-slider).
UPVC Windows derive 95% of their strength from reinforcements made of galvanized steel. They are used in chambers of the profile to provide the necessary strength to the window members. Separate sealed chambers in profile and zinc coating on steel bestows longevity to the product during its usage period.The thickness and shape of the section is designed to provide the necessary functional and performance parameters of window. The usual thickness of steel reinforcement varries between 16 SWG 20 SWG. The reinforcements are screwed to the UPVC profile at a designed pitch using self drilling special screws. The unification of the duo renders strength to the window.
Types Of Doors
The slider Door is made up of two (or more) sashes that slide horizontally, to the left or right, on tracks. The door can be made wider and taller with the addition of sashes.The sliders work on a ‘ride over’ mechanism. Result: The track on which the sash slides is raised slightly above the ground, preventing dust from settling in the track. The dust-free track ensures a far smoother sliding motion when compared to conventional sliders.
The casement door opens inwards or outwards with the help of a sash that is fixed on outer frame. Green Heritage can offer complete solid upvc doors as well as half solid half glass door according to the requirement. It is well suited for kitchens and baths.
Features of uPVC
Some of them are listed below_
uPVC turns to be relatively cheaper than aluminum and timber. The cost may vary in terms of quality and features of doors and windows, even though, comparatively you find it much affordable.
uPVC is quite popular is due to the fact that it requires low maintenance. No periodic maintenance is required, just a regular cleaning of doors and windows will give you a fresh look.
Our energy efficient uPVC windows are outstanding when it comes to energy efficiency. It helps you to reduce heating costs and keep your property nice and warm too. Its resilience, robustness, and strength make it a very reliable solution for home security.
WinGlass doors and windows have built-in Joint Tightness feature, which makes them resistant to rainy monsoon seasons. uPVC profiles have a special drain mechanism.
WinGlass uPVC doors and windows as compared to wooden windows have a better environment friendly feature as no trees are cut to produce these window, hence they are environment-friendly.
WinGlass uPVC doors and windows are great insulators. They do not support heat conductivity and have excellent sealing with multiple point locks and fusion welded joints; hence conserve energy.
When it comes to sound insulation, WinGlass uPVC Window and doors makes an excellent choice as they are fusion welded, doubled sealed, and lock at multiple points.
WinGlass uPVC windows and doors are not prone to termites. Hence they do not rot or decay.