Our calculator will help you not to overpay for unnecessary design improvements. Select the main parameters: city of residence, type of premises, floor, heating system power, noise level. Then you will be able to determine the most significant design parameters, choose the width and chamber profile, standard or energy-saving double-glazed windows, configuration (window block type, number of sashes, opening method), select accessories and evaluate the cost of additional services.
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.
How to choose metal-plastic (PVC) windows, so as not to doubt their quality? Which, according to experts, plastic windows are better to put in a country cottage, and which ones - in an apartment in a city skyscraper?
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.
Fittings Window fittings are not only a handle, but also all the mechanisms located around the main sash, responsible for its movement, fixation incertain provisions.
The design of plastic windows Unlike wooden windows that were installed in apartments in the last century, plastic windows have a more complex design.
Polyvinyl chloride itself for windows was not chosen by chance. This synthetic material is distinguished by: high weather resistance; low coefficient of thermal conductivity; low cost of production; environmental friendliness; excellent adhesion to most types of paints and varnishes; durability (at least 50 years of preservation of the main properties); weak conductivity of sound vibrations.
Frame profiles are slightly different. There are separate designs for bearing racks, sashes, crossbars). In any case, profiles from one manufacturer are used for one window, which are cut at the factory to the required length and assembled into one structure. The elements are connected by special welding or mechanical hardware.
Fittings Before choosing a plastic window, pay attention to fittings. It must: meet high strength and durability indicators: the best operational properties are shown by fittings with an external anti-corrosion coating; be multifunctional: easy to open, close, provide multi-stage, automatic, emergency, ventilation, scheduled operation, guarantee protection against unauthorized entry (break-in), prevent attempts to control children.
PVC profile filled with polystyrene What affects the width of the profile The correct choice of plastic windows should be based on a comprehensive analysis of their parameters. One of the main ones is the width of the profile, in a professional language - the mounting depth. For standard windows, it is 50 - 80 mm. If the width of the frame barely reaches 60 mm, then there are no more than three cameras in it, and with a depth of up to 70 mm there are four or even 5.