Weather resistance

Due to the long service life and the associated long-term exposure to the sun, wind and rain, a great importance is attached to ensuring high weather resistance for vinyl windows. The resistance of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) depends on a number of factors. The decisive importance for both the performance and the weather resistance of the profile is placed on the stabilization system.

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Thermal properties

PVC is a material with a low (0.16 - 0.17 Watt / MK) thermal conductivity. Profiles of PVC are similar in properties to wood, i.e. they are good heat insulators and practically do not mist over or freeze. Profiles of dark color expand more noticeably, because when exposed to sunlight, they absorb more heat. It should be borne in mind that in connection with insignificant heat conduction, with, say, one-sided heating by solar beams, the actual swelling of the profile is much lower than the theoretical one.

Thermal insulation

Since the energy crisis of the mid-1970s, thermal insulation has been playing an increasingly important role for window buyers. This is manifested in stricter requirements for energy conservation. The total heat loss in the building through the windows, depending on the type of glazing, is 20-30%. Importantly, heat loses take place because of the heat transfer as well as air exchange.

These losses are due to the presence of open spaces in the building, i.e. open windows, as well as loose connections and ventilation hatches. The heat always tends to concentrate in the cold areas, i.e. in winter the heat tends to escape outside. The heat flow, though through the inner chambers of the PVC profile is negligible. Double, triple glazing and especially the use of special heat-shielding glasses contribute to the achievement of good thermal insulation.

Anti-break-in properties of vinyl windows

Protection against intrusion through vinyl window is provided by the use of a certain type of glass. To protect against breaking in, manufacturers offer different types of glass: starting from a simple reinforced and single-layer triplex to a multi-layer triplex having a double-glazing.

Environmental friendliness and recyclability

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is an environmentally friendly product, which represents a chemical compound of carbon, hydrogen and bound chlorine consisting of approximately 43% of petroleum products and 57% of rock and salt. And although at the dawn of the PVC application in the construction industry PVC did contain some heavy metals, today, however, all the leading manufacturers of the vinyl windows have changed the chemical formula of the material to a safe one and undergone the necessary environmental checks.

In conclusion, vinyl windows have many advantages and thus could make your house a much warmer and comfortable place. If you want to replace your old windows, we recommend you check out these Toronto windows from a highly reputable company.

Published by Elina Sivak