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How to choose good uPVC window

When you plan to buy uPVC window, there are some main things you should consider carefully before making decision.

Manufacturer of uPVC window profile

1. The origin of uPVC profile

  •  The profiles produced in Europe will be strictly inspection and goes through various tests, so it is well known that the standard of quality is acceptable around the world.
  • The profile produced in Europe must not contain lead (which is toxic) as it is prohibited by EU, while profiles produced in Asian are not subject to EU Legislation. So some are still contaminating with lead and their quality still doesn’t meet the standard.
  • Leading uPVC manufacturer will put “Titanium Dioxide” into the profile formulation. This compound will protect your profile from discoloring. (Titanium has very high price. That’s why premium uPVC window has high price also).
  • The production of profiles from Europe will be controlled by computer. Therefore, the proportion of formulation in all profile will have the same standard.
  • The price of uPVC window varies from the source of its origin. They can be imported from Germany, China, or locally produced. So, it is better to ask the fabricator where the profiles are originally produced.

2. International Quality Test Standard

  • The world leading uPVC manufacturer will have a number of tests to monitor material strength, precision, production tolerance and finish quality.
  • The uPVC profile will be proved by national and international testing institutes about the optimum durability, safety, energy efficiency and design. You can find some of the quality mark as below:

 World uPVC Expert-2

  • With these international laboratories issuing test certificates, you can get confidence that your uPVC profiles will have high quality in making your window.

 

3. Window and door System

  •  All structure of uPVC system such as reinforcement, hardware, and accessories, are very important to extend the lifespan of uPVC window and door because they increase strength and durability.
  • The chamber inside the uPVC section should be well equipped with these hardware and accessories, especially locking system.
  • In case you have special need, for example, folding door, lift and slide door, or skylight, you should check if the uPVC system can provide your special requirement and it is the correct system.

4. Warrantee and Certificate

  • Leading uPVC manufacturer will be able to provide the guarantee for the uPVC profile at least 10 years. By the way, you should consider these points below also:

- How long the uPVC manufacturer has been in business for. If less than 10 years, how can they guarantee this to the customer?

- Do they have any reference institution to certify? Are those institutions acceptable?

- In case the uPVC manufacturer had started their business in just a few years, how can we have a confidence for using these profiles to be fabricating our window and door?

- If the company fails in the first ten years of business, do you think they will be able to service you under a guarantee?

  • Manufacturers and fabricator of uPVC should provide a warrantee to ensure that they will responsible for the damage of goods after the installation.
  • If the fabricator uses high quality of material, they will be able to show certificates from various institutions to assure that their uPVC profile (or other hardware and accessories) are qualified to provide water resistance, sound reduction, dust proofing, high security, energy saving, and etc.
  • Therefore, in order to get good uPVC for your window and doors,  it is recommended to dealing with uPVC manufacturer with more than 10 years trading.

If you have any question regarding to uPVC, we are willing to answer you. Please do not hesitate to contact us as:

DECEUNINCK (THAILAND) CO.,LTD.

Address: 2/3 Bangna Towers A,17 FL., Room#1704B, GP.14,Bangna-Trad Rd., Bangkaew, Bangplee, Samutprakarn 10540 Thailand

Tel: +66 2 751 9544-5 Fax: +66 2 751 9546

E-mail: info@deceuninck.co.th