Upvc is a more complex version of the PVC or polyvinyl chloride that is used in almost every industry possible. PVC, as you know, is a slightly flexible plastic material that is used in the health care industry in the blood sample bag, consumer products such as raincoats, boots shower curtain, and all. But you must be wondering these materials are not rigid and how can they be used in structures that demand a rigid body. To make the PVC as solid as a fenestration material some stabilizers and modifiers are added to the PVC. This additional generates what you know as the uPVC that has replaced wood in residential projects due to its multifarious nature and rigid structural integrity.
Here are 5 reasons why uPVC is a better fenestration material.
uPVC is a polymer that does not like water and remains unaffected by it even if it rains incessantly for the whole day and night. It is a plastic component and plastics do not wither away with weather changes. The polymer also does not absorb the moisture of any kind so you won't have anything seeping through it even if the weather worsens.
uPVC's most enchanting quality is that it does not share the same vulnerabilities as PVC polymer. Mainly employed in residential projects, water projects means exposure to the various temperature that could soar high. In case of a fire accident, the uPVC polymer stands strong and doesn't melt at all due to its fire-retardant property. This leaves trouble off your mind that your windows won't melt even if the drapes catch fire. Pun intended.
The uPVC polymer due to added fillers and stabilizers poses a rigid structural fidelity that doesn't break or shatter unless the force is earth-shattering. This means that even during installation and post-installation work like painting, designing, appliance installation, the material can withstand both intended and unintended forces that are exerted on it.
The polymer presents another great advantage that may slip the consumer's minds when they consult their architect for choosing material for windows and door frames. Wood is the most beautiful material to show craftsmanship and lasts forever it treated right. But that quality of wood is very hard to find and is unreachable from the budget of common people. Moreover, termites are its sworn enemy. uPVC is not harmed at all by any insects and does not even attract them making it a suitable fenestration material.
Hold on! Plastics and eco-friendly do not sit well within a single statement. But the harsh reality is that plastics have made an unreplaceable spot in manufacturing. It is non-biodegradable but can be at least recycled to use again and again at high temperatures. This makes it the only withstanding man-made resource.
uPVC is a superior polymer in every possible aspect and should be the choice of every homemaker to use what we can create and do no further exploit the already diminishing natural resources.