When acquainting Ukrainian buyers with plastic windows, sellers initially focused on the appearance, design and ease of care. But the window market grew and developed. The current windows are a complex technological design with a set of characteristics that can be strengthened with the help of special equipment.
Advantages of modern metal-plastic windows:
High-quality PVC profiles Do not turn yellow under the influence of
sunlight. Their color remains unchanged throughout the life span.
The correctly constructed and installed (!) Design does not shine. This phenomenon affected an important for the room process - natural ventilation. Previously, the supply of fresh air through the cracks between the frames and doors was normalized. Therefore, after installing the window unit in old houses, you need to periodically ventilate the room. To solve this problem, there are automatic valves and
ventilators that provide airflow to the room with closed structures. Mechanically slit aeration creates fittings with a mode of microventilating or parallel shear.
- Easy maintenance.
Care is reduced to the periodic wiping of the profile with a simple soap solution and traditional washing of the glasses. Also, it is recommended to look after seals (wipe with silicone grease) and regularly lubricate the accessories (a few drops of conventional engine oil 1-2 times a year). Some
window salons offer special sets for this.
- Thermal insulation.
Insulation performance indicators have become especially relevant after the growth of utility tariffs. Warm windows are chosen as the first step in warming a house or building to reduce heat loss and reduce utility costs. Thus, taking into account the average tariff for heat (effective from July 1, 2016), PVC windows with a five-chamber profile and a double-glazed double-glazed window (40 mm thick, two і-glasses,
chambers filled with argon) for every 10m2 Glazing during the heating season can save around 1460 UAH, in comparison with conventional window blocks.
- Noise Isolation.
Due to the sealing and double-glazing windows, modern windows isolate sound better than the Soviet carpentry. For some buyers, this figure may be important, for example, for housing near busy traffic junctions, train stations, etc. To increase sound insulation use special double-glazed windows with a
greater thickness of glass.
- Long service life.
Projected service life quality plastic structures - 30 years.
As mentioned above, the window block is a technological solution. The product is the summary of all components. Therefore OKNA.ua recommends paying attention to the complete set of products.
The main parts:
- PVC profile, from which frames and sashes are made. For stiffening, steel reinforcement is placed inside
the profile, with a wall thickness of at least 1.5 mm according to DSTU B В.2.6-15: 2011 "Window and door PVC blocks. General specifications. " Reinforcement should not be perforated.
- The fittings are responsible for the "work" of the structure and are mounted on the sash. Quality fittings withstand 20 000 opening cycles - this is almost 55 years of operation with daily opening. Much attention is paid to the versions of the burglar-proof accessories because products with standard
hardware are subject to too rapid hacking. Sometimes the security issue is solved with the help of gratings, but modern products with anti-burglary fittings of special equipment and with double-glazed windows from tempered triplex are able to withstand the prepared cracker for sufficient time for the security service to arrive.
- Double-glazed windows - hermetic construction of glass and spacers , occupies about 80% of the area of the structure. It is installed in the frame
for the blind window unit and in the sash - for the opening window. It is the glass unit that basically meets the heat-insulating properties of the product. Therefore, the choice is recommended to start with the choice of double-glazed windows.
Such additional elements as: window sills, low tides, slopes and mosquito nets, curtains, blinds; relate to window accessories and expand the possibilities in providing comfort.
Why choose plastic (metal plastic)?
you compare plastic products and wood, then the tree loses in terms of thermal insulation. Also, the plastic does not swell from high humidity and does not shrink. It is not sensitive to the rotting process.
Aluminium windows are losing in terms of thermal conductivity.
Despite the aesthetic advantages of wooden windows and the structural strength of aluminium, because of the combination of a relatively low price and high thermal insulation properties.
These advantages allowed the plastic to gain a leading position in the world and Ukrainian window markets.
Where to find a company and order products?
In order to to buy and install windows you can use the OKNA.ua. It combines the largest selection of companies (more than 4500) and a set of search filters. Therefore, it is quite easy to find and choose a suitable manufacturer or a window shop.
Also, window vendors add data to the window calculator, which allows you to calculate the cost by size without making unnecessary calls immediately to dozens of companies. The calculation results range from low-cost to high-end products.
You can immediately buy plastic windows by sending an application. After that the representative of the company will contact and specify the details of the order and the price.
What happens after the company's choice and order?
Ukrainian window market - the market of individual products. To start the production process, it is necessary to obtain the sizes of the future blocks, therefore the customer usually arrives to the customer and conducts the measurement of the opening. After that, the data is sent for design to the designer or the manager who calculates. After confirmation, the order is transferred to production. With the help of a special program, parameters, equipment and material consumption are determined. The next stage is cutting profiles and reinforcement. After that, the profile with pre-inserted reinforcement is welded, seals, fittings and a double-glazed window pre-made on a glass packet line are installed.
The finished products are delivered to the customer, if necessary, old structures are dismantled, and new ones are installed.
The whole process usually takes up to 10 days, but in the season the time can increase.