Growing urbanization has an ardent need for eco-friendly constructions and UPVC is approved for green building concept, for its properties like lead-free (pb) and absence of other hazardous substances. We shall observe benefits of UPVC over wood, in the below table.
|1||Easy to maintain and durability||These windows and doors donot require much of maintenance and can be cleaned just with soap water. UPVC materials has an average life of 30-40 years.||Wooden windows and doors require painting and polishing regularly. Even then, the life span of wood is 15-20 years.|
|2||Better aesthetics||UPVC supports to maintain building aesthetics.||Wooden windows and doors are rigid incase of aesthetics.|
|3||Secure||UPVC windows and doors cannot be force opened by intruder as this material has a stronger layer of galvanized steel and hence is very difficult to break them through.||Wooden windows and doors can be forcefully opened by any intruder.|
|4||Insulation and Sound proofing||These provide high level of insulation against outside noise.||Wooden material donot have this advantage.|
|5||Protection from termites||UPVC properties keep termites away from windows and doors.||Wooden material is always prone to termites and requires to be varnished regularly.|
|6||Environmental friendly||UPVC materials are recognized for being eco-friendly as they can be reprocessed upto 10 times.||Wooden material cannot be reprocessed, and it is a threat to environment as it must be cut down each time we need wood.|
|7||Cost effective||UPVC doors and windows fit in the budgets of a common man.||Wood is expensive compared to UPVC.|