Metal-plastic windows differ from plastic windows by having an additional metal frame built into the profile. That frame is the foundation of the entire window structure. Thanks to the frame, the windows gain additional durability and stability. They are especially important for people living on the top floors of high-rise buildings, as they can withstand strong winds. Metal-plastic windows are reliable, which explains why their demand in the market is increasing.
Plastic windows and their advantages
PVC is used for the production of plastic windows. The material is able to provide a high level of protection against heat loss and noise penetration from the street. They are universal because they can be installed in private houses, apartments, and office buildings. Buyers choose plastic windows, focusing on durability.
The metal profile is distinguished by the highest level of safety, as it is made of galvanized steel, and protected from corrosion. The windows are stronger and more durable. The glass included in the double-glazed windows of PVC windows provides a high level of energy savings in winter. If two or more double-glazed window systems are used during installation, heating savings can reach up to 60 percent.
PVC windows are not only energy-saving but also resistant to external climatic factors, they do not deform under the influence of temperature changes, and they are durable. Many businesses also choose to install PVC windows to save on heating costs in the winter. By the way, you can make a preliminary calculation with the PVC window calculator.
What is the difference between plastic and metal-plastic windows?
Conventional plastic windows are structures whose frame and wings are made of PVC profile without adding additional reinforcing elements. This type of window has average strength and durability but is favorable to the budget due to the ease of production and the relatively low price of the finished product.
Reinforcement gives PVC windows additional strength, extending their life and increasing their ability to withstand various loads. Metal-plastic windows are not afraid of strong winds and temperature extremes. The average service life of metal-plastic windows is 40-50 years. Metal fastening of the profile allows manufacturers to create structures of various shapes and the main advantage of metal-plastic windows is not having to worry about their possible deformation.
Metal-plastic windows differ from simple plastic windows in that during their production, the PVC profile is fixed to a metal frame, as a result of which the frame acquires additional technical characteristics. Even when heated in the sun, the metal-plastic window does not deform.
Disadvantages of plastic windows
Usually, simple plastic windows are installed in apartments and houses. If an increase in the strength and reliability of structures is required, it makes sense to give preference to metal-plastic products. Such structures are durable though we have to talk about the disadvantages of plastic windows, too. At a temperature above 27° C degrees, harmful substances begin to be released from plastic, which is evidenced by a delicate smell. The windows do not breathe at all, with the result that in hot weather the room, if all the shutters are tightly closed, becomes very stuffy and hot, which greatly affects; 2-3 days in the absence of indoor plant hosts. It is not subject to repair and restoration. Any mechanical damage (scratches, impact marks, cracks, broken seams) cannot be repaired. Their use is appropriate in difficult climatic conditions characterized by severe frosts and high dynamic loads. Feel free to contact us to learn more about the main advantages and disadvantages of windows.