Metal strips are hidden inside the profile and act as a strength enhancer. Sometimes windows of a similar design are called metal-plastic, which is more true than just plastic or PVC. The function of metal inserts is very important to ignore.
Plastic can hardly be called an environmentally friendly material, but modern manufacturers have tried to make it as safe as possible for humans. In its manufacture today, components that are harmful to health are not used.
On the vast expanses of the Internet, a lot has been written about how to choose plastic windows. Nevertheless, we will give a number of general professional recommendations for those who are going to order windows for a house or apartment, but have not yet decided on their choice. Sections of the article: Choosing a plastic window - where to start Window configuration and design How to choose the right color for metal-plastic windows How to choose a double-glazed window for a plastic window Which profile to choose for windows Choosing fittings for plastic windows Mistakes when choosing plastic windows Where to start choosing plastic windows Almost everything who has on the agenda the replacement of old or the purchase of new windows, they begin with the selection of a profile system. And for some reason, it has taken root that the question “which plastic windows are better to install” is immediately associated with the name of the plastic manufacturer. For example, everyone knows Rehau windows. But there are no Rehau windows - there are metal-plastic windows from the Rehau profile. Moreover, the profile itself is only a plastic stick 6.5 meters long. Of course, a PVC profile system is a very important component, but we will do the right thing and, for starters, decide on the configuration. That is, we will decide how your new window will look like. Window configuration and design The shape of the opening (a niche in the wall into which plastic windows are installed in a private house or high-rise building) determines the final form of PVC structures. The most common shape is the classic rectangular, which is the generally accepted standard. But there are also non-standard ones - arches, trapezoids, triangles, a polygon, an oval, etc., which brings its own charm and zest to the home. Configuration and design of plastic windows On the basis of the opening, it is necessary to create a general configuration and design of the future window: visually divide the window niche into vertical and, if necessary, horizontal elements. In this way, you will create a frame with a certain number of sections; determine which of the resulting elements will open (sashes), and which will be “deaf”; think about the color of the windows; How to choose the right color for metal-plastic windows In fact, there are no specific recommendations here, you can choose a color coating, for example, to match the color and texture of wood or monochrome white. The lamination palette is very large, and the lamination film is applied both on the inside of the frame and on the outside in various combined options.
Most heat escapes through a double-glazed window, so you should pay close attention to it. Often, to improve the characteristics, silver ions are sprayed onto the surface or argon gas, which has low thermal conductivity, is pumped inside. As a result, such double-glazed windows are more expensive, but they also retain heat 1.5 times better than ordinary ones.
The dimensions of double-glazed windows (glass thickness) also affect the final characteristics of the entire structure. Noise protection will be higher if the outer glass is thicker than the others.
But in slightly more extreme circumstances, such as severe frost or heat, as well as direct sunlight (UV), it can fail. Becoming brittle in the cold and softening in the heat, it quickly becomes unusable if the window sash is actively used. But with the doors constantly closed (or constantly ajar, in micro-ventilation mode, for example), it will last quite a long time.
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 manufacturers of metal-plastic structures offer many solutions for glazing your home. How to choose a really high-quality window among this variety?
Profile PVC profile is a frame, that is, the basis of a window structure, and therefore it must: have a high ability to retain heat: the minimum number of chambers acceptable for the climate of Ukraine is three (for example, "Bluevolution"). This option is ideal for glazing of balconies, private houses, including in the northern regions of the country, as well as residential and office premises in the southern part of Ukraine; differ in structural rigidity: a reinforced profile has excellent indicators of this criterion (metal frame thickness - at least 1.5 mm); comply with environmental standards: for high-quality PVC profiles, safe raw materials are used that guarantee stable technical characteristics, do not emit toxins when the temperature changes, have a stylish design: a profile with a uniform surface is a good base for an ideal window, and the trend is white PVC Salamander, not loses its glossy appearance even after decades.
Even on dirty seals, it is not recommended to use organic or synthetic solvents. It is better to wash with warm water with neutral household detergents, dry well and lubricate. Of course, silicone oil and glycerin are not a panacea, but they can extend the life of seals by several years.