Over the years, PVC has been taking over the construction/renovation game due to its feasibility, benefits, durability and sustainability. In its pure form, it is raw and rigid however, when treated to the right temperature, the properties shift making it eco-friendly and versatile.
PVC is used extensively in every industry be it personal use, commercial, offices, educational institutes, health care, eateries, hotels or general construction. It was initially invented by a German inventer but it took 20 years before it started to get processed and used commercially. PVC comprises of 20% of the plastic manufactured worldwide which makes it eco-friendly and a green product. Heat stabilizers are used to prevent decomposition which enhances its strength and durability under the daylight. Alongwith heat, lubricants and other additives are also used to make it stronger. As an end result the final product turns out to be excellent, bagging multiple benefits. Studies have also shown that it can help in curtailing the energy bills.
Many construction companies use PVC to make pipes, cables, cladding, wallcoverings, roofing, fencing and decking. It is very good for safety and its abrasion resistance, unlike other usual materials, gives it an edge making it more preferred.
Due to its light-weight, zero maintenance, termite-resistance and easy installation; people have started to acknowledge and use PVC cabinets in their houses, especially kitchens. They usually come with a 10 year warranty but the life of the cabinets is expected to extend upto 20 years roughly.
The biggest pro of having PVC flooring is that it is water resistant. There are some PVC tiles that come with micro drainage holes which allows the water to slip out. Many people use this flooring for bathrooms and kitchens. PVC flooring comes with different textures, colors and styles. The flooring comes with 10 to 15 years of durability whereas some manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty on some products.
Easy-to-clean, water/stain resistant, soft, and lighter than the real leather. It gives the look and feel of leather except it is smooth. It does not fade or tear easily, making it an ideal choice as car seat covers and for home-usage. Over the years, industries and masses have accepted PVC and started to make bags, clothes, belts with it. PVC vinyl is also used for swimwear, space vehicles, and commercial tents.
uPVC means unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride. It is sturdier and much more durable than PVC thus used for the exterior of a building/space. It is low on maintenance and is used as a substitute for wooden frames. It does not rust or damage easily, therefore, having a longer life than other materials. The estimated average life of a uPVC window frame is about 20 to 25 years. These are fireproof, lightweight, and give an extra advantage of security due to the security locks it comes with. Considering the season in Pakistan where summers are 10 months with scorching sun, uPVC window frames help in insulation and keep the house warmer.
Many people are using uPVC to enhance and elevate their outdoor persona. Prior to uPVC, people were using iron, steel, and fiberglass for creating sheds, decks, fences, and gazebos. However, they would rust and crumble as they didn’t have a long life. On the contrary, uPVC is more durable and sustains all sorts of weather without getting spoilt. PVC cladding is inclusive of strips, boards, and sheets. This can further be joined together by using glue, nails, or screws.
The objective of this article was to provide you with awareness and knowledge about PVC, uPVC, and wPVC products. We hope that it was useful and will help you in making a more informed decision regarding your choices. For more details call now and visit our think PVC store.