If PVC is today the most used material for the manufacture of windows, it is not without reason! PVC is indeed an economical solution, it is a material with good insulating properties and easy to maintain which can be declined under multiple specificities in terms of colors, dimensions and opening devices. Let’s take stock of the characteristics of these joineries and see together the installation price to consider.
What are the characteristics of a PVC window?
PVC windows have been enjoying incredible success for several years. It must be said that they have something to seduce. PVC is an insulating and quality material, for a very attractive price. They are indeed the cheapest joineries on the market. However, in order not to regret your investment, it is recommended to opt for quality PVC and avoid the first prices.
PVC does not require any maintenance and insulates homes very well both from a thermal point of view and from a sound point of view. In addition, its variation in multiple colors and textures makes it very attractive. Indeed, PVC can be dyed in all possible colors and imitate other materials, such as wood, slate or even marble.
Finally, PVC has the advantage of being suitable for all types of opening. It can therefore be fitted with sliding, hinged, French, Italian, tilt-and-turn windows, etc.
What are the advantages of PVC windows?
- An attractive price : PVC windows are the cheapest on the market. By opting for this reliable solution, you benefit from joinery with an unbeatable quality / price ratio.
- A good level of insulation : PVC windows are very insulating, both thermally and acoustically. Unlike aluminum, there is no risk of thermal bridging, the material is sufficient on its own to insulate the openings.
- Light maintenance : PVC requires very little maintenance, which is not the case with wood for example. All it takes is a swipe of a damp sponge with soapy water to remove pollution and dirt that settles over time.
- An aesthetic material : PVC is available in an unlimited range of colors and finishes. It even makes it possible to imitate other materials such as wood, but without withstanding the constraints.
- A design to suit all openings : PVC can be fitted to all your windows, whatever the desired opening mode. Lightweight, it is easy to work with for the design of almost all joinery models.
What are the disadvantages of PVC windows?
- Mixed solidity : PVC has some weaknesses in terms of strength. Indeed, it tends to sink and to deform in the event of impact.
- A use that is not suitable for large windows : it will not be possible to make a large window in PVC. This material is indeed too light to support such a weight. For a comparable visual, consider aluminum or opt for wood.
What is the cost of installing a PVC window?
What cost for a PVC window?
The price of a PVC window varies depending on its dimensions. Here you will find the average prices for PVC windows in the most common sizes.
- For a PVC window with two leaves of 115 cm x 100 cm: count 90 to 230 euros on average.
- For a PVC window with two leaves of 125 cm x 100 cm: count 110 to 280 euros on average.
- For a 135 cm x 100 cm double-leaf PVC window: count 130 to 290 euros on average.
- For a 125 cm x 120 cm double-leaf PVC window: count 130 to 290 euros on average.
- For a PVC window with two leaves of 135 cm x 120 cm: count 130 to 320 euros on average.
How much does it cost to install a PVC window by a professional?
The installation of a PVC window should not be left to chance. For its installation to be solid and well insulating, it is recommended to call in a competent professional.
Count between 200 and 600 euros on average to have this type of carpentry installed. The price changes depending on the characteristics of the window (its size and type of opening), but also on the prices charged by the company requested for this operation.