TPE seal Flexible thermoplastic (TPE) seals are one of the most widely used seals due to their ability to be used on automated assembly lines. It is very convenient for welding, easily changes its shape when compressed by the sashes, quite firmly fills the junction area and seals the window under normal operating conditions.
What else to look for when choosing plastic windows We talked about the main parameters of window structures - they should be taken into account when choosing in the first place. However, there are other characteristics that you should pay attention to in order to choose the best option in terms of thermal protection, sound insulation, durability and ease of use.
There are several basic modifications of seals that differ in some properties and, of course, in price. The most common are: Thermoplastic (TPE). Thermopolymer (EPDM). Rubber. Silicone. Let's consider them in more detail.
In addition to energy efficiency, good sound insulation and comfortable lighting are important in the house. Plastic windows must be equipped with protective elements to prevent burglary attempts from the outside.
Modern wooden windows are equipped with durable "warm" double-glazed windows, they look aesthetically pleasing, but have a couple of significant drawbacks: high price and the need to update the coating.
Seat for installation of a double-glazed window One of the most important parts of a metal-plastic window is a double-glazed window. Both the light transmission of the window and its heat-saving properties depend on its quality - one of the main characteristics, because of which plastic windows are selected.
The seal should be: as flexible as possible; durable; do not lose their properties at low and high temperatures (-20 ... + 55 0С); do not emit odors and toxic fumes; do not change colors over time.
Closed PVC windows do not let in street noise at all. You will be able to sleep peacefully even in apartments overlooking major highways or busy streets. PVC window sashes can be hinged and swivel, open in several planes at once, often equipped with the so-called "ventilation mode".
What you need to know when choosing fittings for windows Fittings are the last of the three elements that make up modern windows. This is not only a handle, but also a system of mechanisms that open and close windows in one mode or another. The fittings are made of metal alloys, and you should not save on them. The better the material (such as, for example, alloy steel), the easier the fittings work, the less force must be applied when opening / closing the window, and the longer the service life of the products themselves.
Rubber In terms of performance, rubber seals are not inferior to silicone and ethylpropylene, but at a much more affordable price. True, soft rubber is not very durable and eventually cracks from frost and heat, losing tightness. But it is just as easy to replace as the TPE seals, so there will be no problems with it.