Windows and doors are an integral part of a home conversing a lot about the building, making aesthetics and durability significant.
Wood and UPVC are usually preferred materials for construction whether residential or commercial. Then again, Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride (UPVC) doors and windows have become popular oflate due to their advantages over wood.
Also, growing urbanization has an ardent need for eco-friendly constructions and UPVC is approved for green building concept, for its properties like lead-free (pb) and absence of other hazardous substances. We shall observe benefits of UPVC over wood, in the below table.
|1||Easy to maintain and durability||These windows and doors donot require much of maintenance and can be cleaned just with soap water. UPVC materials has an average life of 30-40 years.||Wooden windows and doors require painting and polishing regularly. Even then, the life span of wood is 15-20 years.|
|2||Better aesthetics||UPVC supports to maintain building aesthetics.||Wooden windows and doors are rigid incase of aesthetics.|
|3||Secure||UPVC windows and doors cannot be force opened by intruder as this material has a stronger layer of galvanized steel and hence is very difficult to break them through.||Wooden windows and doors can be forcefully opened by any intruder.|
|4||Insulation and Sound proofing||These provide high level of insulation against outside noise.||Wooden material donot have this advantage.|
|5||Protection from termites||UPVC properties keep termites away from windows and doors.||Wooden material is always prone to termites and requires to be varnished regularly.|
|6||Environmental friendly||UPVC materials are recognized for being eco-friendly as they can be reprocessed upto 10 times.||Wooden material cannot be reprocessed, and it is a threat to environment as it must be cut down each time we need wood.|
|7||Cost effective||UPVC doors and windows fit in the budgets of a common man.||Wood is expensive compared to UPVC.|