DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UPVC WINDOW, ALUMINIUM WINDOW AND WOODEN WINDOW.

Now a days many types of window material available in market like Metal window, Upvc window, Aluminium window, Fiberglass window and tradition wooden window. Apart from theses we are narrate the difference between Upvc window, Aluminium window and Wooden window which is very useful to you for make a right choice for your home.

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1. Strength and durability
Upvc Window :
The strength of Upvc window is less than Aluminium window.

Aluminium Window :
The strength of Aluminium window is more than Upvc window.

Wooden Window :
The strength of Wooden window is more than Upvc window.

2. Ease of use

Upvc Window :
The use of Upvc window is smooth and move without any kind of noise.

Aluminium Window :
The use of Aluminium is difficult on long time due to weather effects.

Wooden Window :
The use of wooden window make noise and It is also affected by weather conditions. so difficult in use.

3. Weight

Upvc Window :
It is light weight

Aluminium Window :
It is also light weight

Wooden Window :
It is heavy in weight than both Upvc and Aluminium window.

4. Expansion and contraction

Upvc Window :
It does not expand and contract Hence It can hold its stability and don't get shrink or swell. 

Aluminium Window :
It has high thermal expansion coefficient which leads to distortion if not installed properly.

Wooden Window :
It has a characteristic to absorb the water or moisture from atmosphere which leads to expand or swelling and by high temperature, It absorb the heat and get shrink. This condition leads to distortion.

5. Thermal insulation

Upvc Window :
It provides great thermal insulation and don't pass the heat through it and helps to maintain inner atmosphere cool than outer.

Aluminium Window :
It is a good conductor of heat so it can pass the heat through it very easily. So it is a thermally inefficient product.

Wooden Window :
It is a Good insulator and poor conductor of heat.

6. Sound insulation

Upvc Window :
It is quite sound insulation material. It prevents the noise to come inside the home.

Aluminium Window :
It is not sound proof compare to Upvc and wooden window.

Wooden Window :
It is better than Aluminium window in sound insulation.

7. Finishing

Upvc Window :
It does not require paint or polish on it.

Aluminium Window :
It requires powder coating or anodizing on it to prevent oxidation and corrosion.

Wooden Window :
It requires painting or polishing on it to prevent termite.

8. UV resistance

Upvc Window :
It is highly resistance to UV rays and do not fade by its effect.

Aluminium Window :
It is affected by UV rays and its powder coating or anodizingcan be discolour by its UV rays effect.

Wooden Window :
It is fading by UV rays very soon so they needs to be re polishing or finishing.

9. Scratch resistance

Upvc Window :
It is highly scratch resistance.

Aluminium Window :
It is also scratch resistance but anodized section can be affected by scratch.

Wooden Window :
It is made by many types of wood material apart from it some are hard and some are soft. So scratch resistance is depends on quality of wood.

10. Termite resistance

Upvc Window :
It is termite resistance.

Aluminium Window :
It is termite resistance.

Wooden Window :
It is has prone termite. It is very easily affected by the insects.

11.Corrosion resistance

Upvc Window :
It do not rust or corrode.

Aluminium Window :
It is prone to oxidation and susceptible to corrosion.

Wooden Window :
It do not rust or corrode.

12. Effect of fire
Upvc Window :
It does not affected by fire and do not propagate fire.

Aluminium Window :
It has very high melting temperature.

Wooden Window :
It is catch by the fire easily and can spread the fire.

13. Effect of moisture
Upvc Window :
It does not affected by moisture or water because it is waterproof material.

Aluminium Window :
It is affected by moisture due to moisture the coating on Aluminium can be deterioration.

Wooden Window :
It absorb the moisture and may be swell after. 

14. Energy consumption for production

Upvc Window :
It use very less energy to convert raw material into final product.

Aluminium Window :
It use more energy compare to Upvc windows. It uses 7.5 times more energy than Upvc windows.

Wooden Window :
It use less energy compare to both Upvc and Aluminium windows.


15. Maintenance

Upvc Window :
It does not required any painting or polishing. Only cleaning with cloth brings is superior.

Aluminium Window :
It may required periodic maintenance over long periods of usage.

Wooden Window :
It need regular painting or polishing.

16. Scrap value

Upvc Window :
It has low scrap value as compare to Aluminium and Wooden window.

Aluminium Window :
It has a high scrap value as compare to Upvc and Wooden window.

Wooden Window :
It has very low scrap value as compare to Upvc and Aluminium window.

17. Eco friendly

Upvc Window :
It is an eco friendly product.

Aluminium Window :
It is an eco friendly product.

Wooden Window :
It is not eco friendly because it courage to forestation. 

18. Recyclable

Upvc Window :
It can recycled for more than 10 times.

Aluminium Window :
It can be recycled forever.

Wooden Window :
It has limitations to recycling process.

19. Life span

Upvc Window :
It has life span of 20 to 25 years.

Aluminium Window :
It has a long span of life over 45 years.

Wooden Window :
It has over a 30 years life span if maintained and polished on proper interval.

20. Price

Upvc Window :
It is expensive compare to average quality Aluminium window.

Aluminium Window :
It depends upon the quality of Aluminium. IT may be cheaper sometimes.

Wooden Window :
It would be more expensive after painting, polishing or varnishing.

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