UPVC windows: All you need to know

[] UPVC, also known as Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride, is a low-maintenance building material that can be used as a substitute for painted wood, mostly for window frames. Check the upvc windows price and cost of installation in India.

Distressing noise levels, pollution and heat can take away the peace of your space. While the cost for thermal and sound-proofing your entire home can be significant, using unplasticised polyvinyl chloride windows and doors can be affordable and at the same time, more effective. Here is a complete guide on UPVC windows price and installation cost.

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What are UPVC windows?

UPVC window frames provide intense thermal and noise insulation. In such windows, a plastic powder called UPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride) is used to make the frames for windows. The first step is to heat the UPVC to a certain temperature and then, mould it as per the required shape. After it has been injected into a mould, several cooling methods are applied to it. Then, the material is cut and prepared, along with other components to be assembled in the window. As UPVC does not have any chemicals or plasticizers, it is stronger than any other material available in the market. UPVC windows are cost effective compared to other wooden windows. Apart from this, UPVC windows are highly durable and possess multipurpose functionalities.

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UPVC windows price and installation cost in India

The cost of UPVC windows in India varies, as per the frame colour and window type. Here is a rough estimation of UPVC windows frame cost in India:

Frame colour UPVC windows price range (per sq ft)
Light oak Rs 350-750
Walnut Rs 450-550
White Rs 275-675
Mahogany Rs 450-880

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Source: Indiamart

Opening style UPVC windows price range (per sq ft)
Bay window Rs 350-550
Casement Rs 250-700
Combination Rs 341-460
Fixed window Rs 200-550
Sliding Rs 280-700
Tilt and turn Rs 340-750
Villa window Rs 350-700

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Source: Indiamart

For the installation of UPVC windows, additional cost of 200 Rs per sq ft approximately may be involved. It is important to note that UPVC windows price will be based on the size and elevation.

Mentioned above is the UPVC windows price list with the per square feet rate for different window styles.

Advantages of UPVC windows

Home insulation: UPVC windows have better insulation properties than any other material and hence, it helps to minimise energy costs associated with heating and cooling the interiors. The double-glass panes have a layer of air in between, which provides UPVC windows with its insulation benefit.

Easy to maintain: UPVC windows are durable and easy to maintain. These window frames are sustainable and have longer life, which also increases the overall value of your property. In fact, not just for residential use, UPVC windows are also being used at commercial sites due to its cost-efficiency.

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Environment-friendly: UPVC windows are free of chemicals and hazardous substances. Moreover, these are eco-friendly substitutes for wooden window frames, which can be easily damaged in extreme weather conditions and are hard to maintain. UPVC windows have high-quality finish and are available in a variety of styles and designs, which makes them a more versatile option for window frames than any other material.

High quality: UPVC windows are of a better quality than regular windows, in terms of insulation, noise-cancellation, weather-resistant properties, etc. With minimum maintenance, UPVC windows retain their strength, colour and functionality for a long time.

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PVC window frames UPVC window frames
PVC contains chemical compounds used to plasticize vinyl and to give it its renowned flexibility. UPVC does not contain any chemicals, rendering it a safe product for the environment.
PVC is more porous and requires more maintenance over time, to remove surface stains. UPVC is a robust material and less porous, known for its thermal efficiency and durability.
Not often used in window and door construction. Especially used for window and door construction.
Low cost but less durable. UPVC windows have low cost and are highly durable material.

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How much does a new uPVC window cost?

UPVC windows may cost you Rs 200 per sq ft. Rates vary as per design, size and requirements.

What is the difference between uPVC and PVC windows?

PVC material is not used for constructing windows, because of its flexible nature.

(With additional inputs from Harini Balasubramanian)

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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