Windows and doors in PVC

 

Characteristics:

- Durability: In this chapter, the functionality joins the esthetics. The joinery is resistant to the forces of the nature. Easy to maintain, ensures a tight posture to air and wind remaining the same through time

- Acoustic insulation

- Installing a PVC joinery brings important savings for the heating bill of the house or apartment

- Easy maintenance: the cleaning of the windows in not a burden anymore. Any type of detergent used for a everyday cleaning in the house can be used and makes the window as a new one.

- Anti-burglary protection: you can enjoy the maximum safety thanks to the anti-burglary high insulation glass

- Many forms and colors: finally, the form and color are according to the own taste. The joinery ensures an harmonious design and matches the characteristics of your apartment or house.

Maintenance of the PVC

The maintenance of the PVC joineries is very easy. It is a good idea to clean your window frames twice a year – the more you do it, the easier the task will be each time. Start with the windows open and use an old paint brush to loosen any dust, dirt and cobwebs, then use the hose on a vacuum cleaner to clear it all away. Mix some washing up liquid in a bowl of warm water and use a soft white cloth to wipe down the window frames, in particular around the very edges where the window sits inside the outer frame. Don’t use a colored cloth in case the dye comes off onto the plastic window and avoid any harsh chemical cleaners or abrasive cloths, sponges and creams.

If the dirt is particularly stubborn, try a top grade solvent PVC cleaner, which can usually be purchased from a local hardware shop, but be careful not to use it on the silicone seals as they may begin to lift away.

What is the PVC

Polyvinyl chloride, more correctly but unusually poly(vinyl chloride), commonly abbreviated PVC, is the world's third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, after polyethlene and polypropylene. PVC comes in two basic forms: rigid (sometimes abbreviated as RPVC) and flexible. The rigid form of PVC is used in construction or pipe and in profile applications such as doors and windows.

Where is the PVC used

PVC's relatively low cost, biological and chemical resistance and workability have resulted in it being used for a wide variety of applications. It is used for sewerage pipes and other pipe applications where cost or vulnerability to corrosion limit the use of  metal. With the addition of impact modifiers and stabilizers, PVC scrap has become a popular material for window and door and which is less than the cost of wooden window and door. By adding plasticizers, it can become flexible enough to be used in cabling applications as a  wire insulator. It has been used in many other applications. In 2013, about 39.3 million tons of PVC were consumed worldwide. PVC demand is forecast to increase at an average annual rate of 3.2% until 2021.