Intus Windows, a worldwide leader in energy efficient uPVC windows, discusses five common myths associated with uPVC window products.
Online PR News – 08-September-2014 – New York, New York – According to Aurimas Sabulis, managing director of Intus Windows (http://www.intuswindows.com/), a worldwide leader in the manufacture of energy efficient uPVC windows, it is important to separate fact from fiction when it comes to uPVC products and dispel the myths associated with PVC windows.
Myth #1: PVC windows Cannot Be Recycled
“There is a mistaken belief that PVC windows cannot be recycled,” Sabulis says. “That could not be further from the truth.”
PVC compounds are 100% recyclable, Sabulis says. After mechanical separation, grinding, washing and treatment, it is reprocessed and reused in production. In mechanical recycling, PVC waste is ground into small pieces that can be easily processed into new PVC compounds for future products, he explains.
“In feedstock recycling, the PVC waste is broken down into its chemical molecules, which can be used again to make PVC or other materials,” he says. “In parts of Europe more than 250,000 tons of PVC is recycled each year.
Myth #2: PVC Windows Contain Too Much Dioxin
According to Sabulis, dioxins occur naturally in association with volcanic activities, camp fires and forest fires.
“A single PVC production facility would have to operate for 30,000 years to produce the same amount of dioxins released into the atmosphere during a campfire night,” Sabulis explains. “Just a miniscule amount of dioxin is used for the manufacturing of PVC windows.”
Myth #3: PVC Windows Are Not Environmentally Friendly
“PVC windows are both 100% recyclable and non-toxic, when compared to alternative frame materials,” Sabulis says. “The World Health Organization and the European Union have undertaken numerous studies that have repeatedly shown that PVC is safe.”
Sabulis says that, in fact, PVC is used everywhere.
Myth #4: PVC Windows Only Come In Standard Colors and Shapes
While white PVC is the most commonly used color in window frames, Sabulis says that dozens of laminate color options are available for PVC window frames. These laminates are applied at the factory and range from light colors to dark colors, and everything in-between.
“Moreover, PVC window frames can be designed into arches and even circular PVC windows are possible,” says Sabulis. “Rectangular windows are the most popular, but all shapes and sizes are possible with PVC because it can be molded into any shape or size.”
Myth #5: Wood Windows Are Better Than PVC Windows
According to Sabulis, as of 2012, vinyl windows accounted for almost 70% of all residential windows sold in the United States while wood accounted for around 20% and the remaining 10% are either aluminum or fiberglass.
“Consumers like PVC windows because they are low maintenance, durable and affordable,” Sabulis says. “Wood windows require more maintenance and vary in a bit higher price range.”
He says that people like to have low maintenance and trouble free windows for their homes. PVC offers that option and that is why they are so popular with residential homes, according to Sabulis, who notes that research has shown that high-quality PVC windows have an estimated lifespan of 35 years or more.
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