The modern construction market offers consumers several types of windows. But the toughest competition occurs between plastic and wooden counterparts.
Which windows to choose for the house?
With the advent of the latest technologies in the economy, plastic windows quickly gained popularity among consumers. They came to replace the outdated “carpentry”, which, in addition to natural wood, had only flaws. Therefore, outwardly beautiful plastic began to be used for widespread glazing of premises. Such frames have a number of advantages: a rather aesthetic appearance, they are easy to clean and do a good job with their direct functions.
With proper installation and high-quality production, plastic windows are several levels better than outdated Soviet models. But over time, products appeared on the market that are superior in quality to plastic samples — these are wooden windows with double-glazed windows. They are deprived of the main disadvantages of plastic windows. For example, they do not let in cold and moisture (like plastic windows), but unlike the latter, they can “breathe”. With them, the air does not stagnate in the room, there is no stuffiness and, as a result, the presence of constant coziness, comfort and a favorable microclimate, as evidenced by indoor plants that take root many times better on wooden windows.
Why is it better to give preference to wooden windows?
Another advantage of natural material over artificial is environmental friendliness. No matter how far modern technologies go, it is not yet possible to create material that is favorable for people. With constant exposure to sunlight, plastic releases microparticles of chemicals that are in no way beneficial to human health. The tree, on the contrary, helps to breathe and definitely cannot cause any harm.
The next problem for plastic and an advantage for wood is the elimination of mechanical damage to the material. If a double-glazed window can be replaced, then scratches and other damage on it cannot be repaired. On wood windows, minor damage is generally difficult to notice, but if detected, all these flaws can be sanded.
Windows from any material can be both high and low quality. This question completely depends on the conscience of the manufacturer and what technologies and materials he uses. That is why the choice of a manufacturing company must be approached with all responsibility. After all, customers need wooden windows with double-glazed windows, the price of which will not be too high, but the quality is decent.