uPVC is also known as PVCu and stands for unplasticized polyvinyl chloride, a type of plastic. Since it is rigid, not flexible, it is also known as rigid PVC. Due to the fact that uPVC is fairly resistant, it is often used in the construction of door and window frames and pipework.
uPVC is a durable material and doesn’t require much maintenance. Compared to wood, it is much stronger making it a good material to use for window frames. Its noise insulation is a boon in cities such as Bhubaneswar where the sounds of traffic, hawkers selling their wares, construction and general noise can be major stressors.
The climate in Bhubaneswar is hot and humid. Wooden windows do not do well in this type of weather; they expand and contract based on changes in temperature and humidity eventually warping so that they don’t close or open properly and get jammed.
However, with uPVC this isn’t a problem. Damp weather doesn’t affect them and long term exposure to such weather doesn’t warp them. Once installed, the windows are keep their original shape for a long time and are, therefore, ideal for homes in Bhubaneswar.
uPVC is generally wrapped around a core made of galvanized steel. This ensures that windows made of uPVC are quite strong and not easy to break. As a safety factor, this is very important in cities where break-ins are frequent and endanger the people living in such homes. The tough construction of the uPVC windows in Bhubaneswar is an effective deterrent against burglars.
Winters in Bhubaneswar aren’t very cold; temperatures generally range between 15 and 18 degree Celsius. However, heat in the house can be lost if the windows aren’t well-insulated, leaving the occupants feeling cold and uncomfortable. uPVC, however, is an excellent insulator; it doesn’t allow heat to escape from the home, keeping indoor temperatures comfortable.
With all its advantages, uPVC is also cheaper compared to other materials such as aluminium and timber. When taken into account, it can help bring down construction costs noticeably. There are plenty of uPVC window dealers in Bhubaneswar who can provide quotes for uPVC windows depending upon factors such as size, amount of material needed and type of window.