Plastic window constructions abruptly burst into the post-Soviet life of the inhabitants of our country more than fifteen years ago, but still seem to some compatriots to be something very expensive. Analyzing the existing market, do not forget that the choice of PVC windows, carried out only by the criterion of cost, can lead to the purchase of low quality products. But if financial opportunities do not allow scattering funds, the choice of windows should be made, following further recommendations.
In this area today you can find hundreds of tempting, at first glance, offers from many suppliers and manufacturers. For a start, it would be good to study the most interesting of them published in publicly available advertising publications and on Internet sites with free ads. Thus, you can get an idea of the average cost of windows that suit a particular consumer. The ten percent of the most expensive options and the ten percent of the cheapest should be discarded because this is either a clear overpricing or unfair advertising..
Do not forget about such an important selection criterion, which is the reputation of the manufacturer of plastic window structures. If this is a well-known brand, it is imperative to inquire about the availability of the manufacturer’s certificate from the seller. Serious companies certify their dealers on a mandatory basis, and also have their own unified product quality control system. The choice of windows from such a manufacturer is a guarantee of the absence of defects even in the cheapest windows..
You should definitely inquire about the hardware used by the window manufacturer. Some buyers are trying to save on fittings at the expense of functionality and thermal insulation of the product. But for the window to really be airtight, its locking system must be multi-point. In cheap plastic windows, as a rule, single-point fittings are built.
It is important to remember about the main purpose of windows – about thermal protection of premises and understand that cheap window products will have the lowest coefficient of thermal insulation. Even if they last 35 years or more, the additional costs of keeping warm in winter or air conditioning rooms in summer will exceed all reasonable limits..
The cost of plastic windows from the manufacturer is primarily influenced by the quality and type of glass unit. A glass unit can have a different number of cameras, it can be burglar-proof, energy-saving, anti-noise, and can have built-in blinds. Each additional function or quality of a glass unit adds a certain amount to the cost of windows.
If, nevertheless, there is a desire to save money, then it is better to do this by installing windows on your own, because this not too complicated manipulation is quite “in the teeth” for a home master of average qualification. At the same time, you need to be sure that the started installation will be brought to a logical end, otherwise you will have to connect specialists halfway through, which will be significantly more expensive.
Many of those who are finally ripe to install plastic windows in their homes are beginning to study the offers of different companies that sell similar products in order to find a suitable option. Obviously, choosing and buying cheap windows of normal quality is not at all such a simple matter. In order not to run into all sorts of “pitfalls”, you should not rush to make a choice, but remember that with a careful approach and sufficient patience, economical and at the same time high-quality options will certainly be found.