Why Is uPVC Best For Window & Door Frames?
In the most advanced markets in the world for double glazing, Europe and North Amertica, uPVC is already the ‘gold standard’ for manufacturing window and door frames.
uPVC is also the most popular choice there, with market shares reported as high as 80%.
Worldwide, of ALL the replacement residential windows sold, over 50% are manufactured from uPVC. That’s over 280,000,000 windows a year. Why wasn’t I told? 😉
Fine, But Why Is uPVC Double Glazing Best for ME ?
First, A Bit About uPVC
uPVC is not a recent arrival. It was discovered in the 1800’s and further developed in the 1920’s. The unplasticised version-uPVC- started to be used for window framing in Germany in the 1960’s.
The German technology employed in the frame profiles we use from Deceuninck, means that over 40 years of experience and technical develpment is built into every window we produce.
Deceuninck have specifically designed and manufactured the raw profile we use, to be suitable for our harsh Australian climate.
Worldwide, more than 50% of replacement residential windows are made from uPVC.
uPVC Double-Glazed Windows Provide Highly Efficient Thermal Insulation
From the hottest summer days, to the iciest winter nights, our PVC windows and doors help you to enjoy a comfortable atmosphere in your home. Our patented design keeps you insulated from the outside temperatures, providing you the best available thermal performance possible today.
The thermal insulation properties of a material is measured by it’s U-value. The higher the u-value, the poorer the insulation. Our standard uPVC windows and doors.
Eco Home Solutions uPVC double glazed doors and windows achieve an industry-leading U-value of 2.6. With the use of low-e technology, we can get down to a U-value of 1.7. This performance is not just solely due to the superior insulation properties of the uPVC material. In addition, the Patented technology used employs air-filled gaps in the profile.
uPVC Double Glazed Windows Deliver Highly Effective Sound Insulation
In our busy lives, the hustle and bustle of every day living leaves us craving a little peace and quiet when we want it. Protection from noise is an important advantage of a uPVC double-glazed window, ensuring a comfortable life, both at home and in the office.
Our multi-chambered design is incredibly efficient in reducing external noise by up to 43dB. This is many times more effective than most windows.
uPVC Windows Are Virtually Maintenance Free
Our uPVC windows and doors system do not require regular re-painting and expensive maintenance. They will not rot, warp nor corrode, even in tropical and salty coastal climates. Maintenance is simply a quick and easy clean and does not involve any further costs.
Eco Home Solutions uPVC windows and doors have a high UV stability to cope with Australias harsh climate.
Our uPVC frames never require painting. They are designed to look good for much longer than conventional windows, and are guaranteed against visible fading for 10 years.
uPVC Windows Deliver Superior Weather Resistance
Our frame profile supplier, Deceuninck’s ongoing development of uPVC material technology gives you a long lasting quality product. A longer useful life means peace of mind and a great looking window that continues to improve the value of your biggest asset, your home. Extreme temperatures and severe weather exposure has no effect on doors and windows, continually performing perfectly in all conditions.
uPVC Window Profiles Provide High Security For Your Windows & Doors
Highly-secure uPVC window and door profiles offer the best solution for increased safety in your home. Our special fittings, glazing and expert installation provide enhanced security for your family. If you require even higher standards of security, we can use toughened glass.
uPVC Contributes To Fire Safety
Fire tests have shown that Deceuninck uPVC materials are naturally flame retardant throughout their product life. They will not cause, support or enhance the development of accidental fire. Unlike timber windows, the Deceuninck profiles do not support combustion and are in fact self-extinguishing.
Australian Standard AS 3959 sets the Standards for Fire Alert Levels. Read the Vic. Govt. BAL Information Brochure.
In bushfire prone areas, our double glazing uses toughened glass. In general, the higher your fire risk, the thicker the glass we use will be.
Termite Resistance With uPVC
In many climates, timber windows and doors are often destroyed by termites, whereas Deceuninck uPVC window and door systems are fully resistant to these pests, thanks to our scientifically developed compound technology.
Enjoy Maximum Water Tightness and Maximum Wind Resistance with Deceuninck uPVC Windows
Deceuninck windows and doors systems have been successfully used in swimming pool facilities, marine and ocean environments without any detriment to its surface-finish or performance. Weather-tightness and its resistance to driving rain is one of the main assets of Deceuninck window and door systems.
Due to our high-quality material properties and gasket technology, Deceuninck window and door sstems are ideal for installation in seaside locations and areas with extreme wind exposure. Salty air, strong wind and extreme weathering has no effect on performance.
Superior Material & Structural Performance
You are only as good as your track record. The longevity and superior quality of this uPVC material has been conclusively proven for over 40 years. Deceuninck’s material compound performs and exceeds worldwide standards for strength, durability, heat-stability, colour-retention, and termite-resistance.
Eco Home Solutions uPVC double glazing window frames are guaranteed against visible fading for 10 years
uPVC Framing Is Environmentally Friendly
- “No trees were cut down in the making of this window frame!”
- uPVC windows have low energy transfer. Compare that with aluminium.
- Over 50% of feedstock for uPVC is common salt- plentiful and sustainable.
- uPVC’s superior thermal insulation properties mean that you reduce your carbon footprint by the greatest amount possible.
- UPVC is 100% recyclable. In fact, it can be recycled up to 5 times.
Deceuninck uPVC: Environmentally and Socially Responsible.
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P.S. Heard Something Negative About uPVC?
The chances are, the CSIRO debunked it, almost 15 years ago, in a 1996 Report, updated in 1998 and 2001. Read the 2001 Report CSIRO PVC in Building Report 2001
OK! OK! Sounds Like uPVC IS The Best Window Framing Material. What Next?
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