With a market share of around 50% all over Europe, PVC windows are the preferred choice when it comes to installing new windows either in renovation or in new buildings. PVC windows are affordable, energy saving and 100% recyclable. These attributes are making PVC windows and doors also grow in popularity and demand in South Africa.

Benefits of PVC profiles

  • PVC windows are the Number One in energy efficiency

    The frame of a window plays a decisive role in promoting energy and cost-efficient thermal insulation. Window profiles made of PVC score top marks when compared with aluminium or wooden windows. They have better insulation values and are able to reduce energy and heating costs.

  • PVC windows have a very good cost-benefit ratio

    PVC windows offer clear-cut cost advantages, both in procurement and throughout the entire life cycle. Timber frames are approximately 20-30 % more expensive than PVC profiles, and aluminium windows cost 30 % more again representing the most expensive alternative. Based on the high energy-saving potential and minimal maintenance throughout the entire service life of more than 50 years, costs are also saved in the long-term.

  • PVC windows are easy to care for

    High quality PVC windows are extremely easy to care for and require minimal maintenance. Wooden windows, on the other hand, have to be glazed just about every two years and painted every 5 years. State-of-the-art PVC granule is extremely resistant to weather conditions and light-fast. To clean the window frames all you need is dishwashing liquid due to the easy-care properties of the smooth profile surfaces. You will find more information on the care of PVC windows on our Info Page Tips on caring for PVC windows.

  • PVC windows are remarkably durable

    As opposed to windows made of wood PVC windows have a particularly long service life. High quality windows stand out with their distortion resistance and high level of functionality for years and years. Based on their long service live of at least 50 years PVC windows are an excellent investment, also with regard to maintaining a property’s value.

  • PVC windows boast an excellent eco balance

    PVC windows are 100 % recyclable and therefore resource-saving. 40 % of all gas and oil reserves in the world are used for heating and for supplying energy to buildings, whereas just 4 % go into the production of plastics of which just 1 % are used for PVC. Besides being recyclable, the durability and low levels of pollution during the production of PVC profiles help produce an excellent eco-balance and contribute towards protection of the environment. PVC windows last much longer than wooden windows and consume substantially less energy during the manufacturing process.

Webinar on the benefits of using PVC windows, doors and profiles

Click here to view a recording of SAVA’s webinar on the benefits of using PVC windows, doors and profiles presented by Gerhard Hoffman of Exelliq on Wednesday, 15 March 2023.

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