Video: What To Choose: Plastic Or Wooden Windows?
Now plastic windows are very popular in Russia. While in Europe natural wood is gaining great popularity. Let's figure out what are the reasons for what is happening.
The tree at all times was considered an indicator of wealth and good taste. The cost of a high-quality wooden window per square meter sometimes reaches $ 170-220, and if it is made of beech or oak, then the cost doubles. The price of wooden windows is more than 50% higher than the cost of plastic windows, and therefore not everyone can afford such a pleasure.
The next reason is the environmental friendliness of wood, because plastic is harmful to human health. When coated with a special varnish, the wood can be slightly airy, which will give some ventilation even with tightly closed windows. In addition, the wood does not fog up, as happens with plastic when the air humidity in the room is very high. It does not change its own color even if used in a kitchen that does not have a hood. And mosquito nets will protect you from insects in the summer.
Wood is a very good heat insulator, it is pleasant to the touch at any temperature: both in the summer heat and in the winter cold. During a fire, no acid fumes and dioxins are released from wood, which reduces the risk of poisoning people with combustion products.
The main advantage of wooden frames is their long service life. Manufacturers of plastic windows claim that their products will last up to 25 years. But it must be borne in mind that with temperature fluctuations in a local climate (-50 - + 50C), the service life can be halved. In turn, the service life of a tree impregnated with a special agent (including an anti-rotting agent) can exceed 50 years. In any case, you can always order the repair of wooden windows.
Further, the structure of the wood frame is stiffer than the PVC frame. The hinges of wooden windows withstand high loads. And, in addition, all modern anti-noise parts are used in the construction of today's wooden windows: triple and double glazing, gas filling of cavities and effective insulation. The client can choose modern fittings and frame colors.
Well, what do you prefer - prestigious and fashionable windows or safe and reliable - the choice is yours.
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