The Pros And Cons Of UPVC Windows In India, And Its Price In India

To build a house, the structures, columns, cement and bricks can play mortar and pestle, but a home needs a cozy vibe in that structure. Adequate natural light goes a long way, as we all know, and this is what we think of when we think UPVC windows. But windows are functionally much bigger to your home, and potentially your quality of life than you would usually think. In lieu of a comprehensive breakdown of the less obvious functions of a window, the first thing that is called to mind is what material it is made of.

Chances are that the monuments and cultural heritage buildings in your city have either wooden or a hundred varieties of marble and stone as its windows and balustrades and balcony archs. But they follow time-specific architectural trends, and after the late 1930s, modern architecture changed with the onset of new and exciting materials. uPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride, or polyvinyl, as it is colloquially referred to) is one of these modern novelties.

Why use UPVC rather than other materials?

Thinking about plastic invariably leads to a somewhat pejorative connotation. This bias that plastic is cheap and therefore cannot measure up to quality is one that originates from a larger backlash at the general decline in build quality that mass commercialization meant, plastic and combustion falling in the same time and space did not help its case. However, these complaints are very outdated in 2018, and polyvinyl’s comparative affordability does not translate to a lapse in quality at all. If this is alone not reason enough to give UPVC a wide berth, there are even more features that may convince you. As a matter of fact, UPVC does many things better than wood, marble, granite, metal or any other conventional material.

First off, conceptualize the idea of having to constantly maintain your already expensive mahogany woodwork on your designer door. It likely is not a very pleasant thought. While wooden frames can make your windows look majestic, they come at the heavy-handed expense of wood’s limited ability to adapt and withstand wears and tears of weather. Windows are always exposed on the outside, so being able to endure all kinds of weather is a big deal.  UPVC windows, on the other hand, are high durability and low-maintenance. Moreover, this is not to the detriment of the aesthetics of the rest of your home, as today there are options to make it simulate the look of wood.

As a con, however,  UPVC windows are weaker than their aluminum counterparts, so also take note of that when purchasing.

A bang for your bucks

UPVC windows are among the most affordable solutions if you want a window. As for the specific cost of UPVC windows in India, they vary according to your preferred balance between budget and build quality. For retail sectors, you can get the top of the line windows at 1000-1500 INR/square feet. The more economical option is sliding windows at 400-500 INR/square ft. If you want a middle ground between the two, some companies also offer the same at around 800-900 INR/square ft.

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