FAQ

Q. How does Plaspick improve the quality of my home?

Plaspick windows transform lives. They make your home better ventilated by providing larger sash sizes as compared to a traditional window. As a result air circulation improves inside your home. A Plaspick window can stretch from the floor to ceiling and span entire balconies without compromising on the strength. This translated to an excellent view of the outside world without getting disturbed by the noise outside. You can now enjoy an uninterrupted view while relaxing with a cup of coffee inside your home.

Superior engineering ensures that noise, dust, rain, noise and pollution remain outside forever. Plaspick windows are fitted with multiple point locks, double seals and fusion welded joints. These ensure peace and quiet in your home.

Superior sealing also translates into thermal insulation. Air conditioning costs of your home come down substantially.

This window also comes with the distinction of an integrated rain drain solution which removes accumulated water and stops overflow inside a room.

Plaspick has made a unique solution for monsoon prone areas. A specially designed rain track ensures that monsoons stay outside forever.

You can also forget the problem of rattling windows. Plaspick windows are structurally strong that remain stable in face of gale winds. They can be fitted with a hurricane bar to further increase strength.

Above all, you can be guaranteed a complete peace of mind. Plaspick takes care of all service aspects. These include design, measurement, installation and post sales.

Q. Does Plaspick increase the asset value of my home?

Plaspick windows have a life as much as that of the building. They require negligible maintenance. They make a home sound proof, lower heating and air conditioning bills and improve the aesthetics dramatically. These windows are well sealed and ensure no water leaks, no plaster damage. With some occasional simple cleaning these windows will look like new for years.

The hardware used in Plaspick windows is of a far higher quality than the norm, particularly when compared to aluminum windows.

No doubt, a home fitted with Plaspick has a higher value attached to it than the one without.

Q. What is Vinyl?

Vinyl is Unplasticized Poly Vinyl Chloride (UPVC). It is the second most popular plastic in the world, used in food packaging, medical equipment and building products. UPVC is widely used in the West where it is commonly known as Vinyl.

Q. What is PVC?

Polyvinyl chloride, commonly abbreviated PVC, is a widely used thermoplastic polymer. It is one of the most valuable products of the chemical industry. Around the world, over 50% of PVC manufactured is used in construction. As a building material, PVC is cheap, durable, and easy to assemble.

Polyvinyl chloride is used in a variety of applications. As a hard plastic, it is used as vinyl siding, magnetic stripe cards, window profiles, gramophone records (which is the source of the term vinyl records), pipe, plumbing and conduit fixtures.

It can be made softer and more flexible by the addition of plasticizers, the most widely-used being phthalates. In this form, it is used in clothing and upholstery, and to make flexible hoses and tubing, flooring, to roofing membranes, and electrical cable insulation.

Q. What is UPVC?

UPVC or Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride is often used in the building industry as a low-maintenance material, particularly in the UK, and in the United States where it is known as vinyl, or vinyl siding. The material comes in a range of colors and is used as a substitute for painted wood, mostly for window frames and sills. It has many other uses including fascia, and siding or weatherboarding. The same material has almost entirely replaced the use of cast iron for plumbing and drainage, being used for waste pipes, drainpipes, gutters and down pipes.

Q. Are UPVC / Vinyl windows safe?

UPVC, a product of natural resources (57% salt and 43% oil), is 100% medically safe. In fact, it is widely used in the manufacture of catheters and blood bags by the medical profession.

It is safe in other ways too. Vinyl windows made from UPVC create a ‘safe’ indoor environment, free from dust and noise pollution. It is safe from the ecological point of view. The manufacture of UPVC requires minimal use of energy, far less than the energy spent in the manufacture of aluminium or steel.

Q. Are UPVC windows fire resistant?

Unlike MOST other plastics UPVC / Vinyl is self-extinguishing. This means when the source of the fire is taken away, it stops burning.

Any material will give off fumes when it burns – but UPVC wont.

Q. Will the colour of Plaspick UPVC fade over a period of time?

Plaspick’s UPVC blend uses the highest amount of titanium di-oxide; a key ingredient required to maintain the whiteness of windows under harsh UV conditions. This ensures that Plaspick windows do not fade over sustained exposure to sun.

Q. Is it scratch proof? What will happen if scratches appear on the surface?

UPVC window systems are resistant to scratches during normal domestic use. If scratches do appear, they can be polished out.

Q. UPVC windows have been in extensive use in western countries. Has it been tested in Indian climatic conditions?

Plaspick has undertaken an accelerated weather testing with BSI, UK that certifies Plaspick for sustained exposure to sun. Yes they have been tested for many years in the Arizona desert, where the solar and UV radiation is very similar to India.

Q. How is UPVC better than wood and aluminum?

UPVC is extensively used around the world as the “new age” building material. It looks elegant and can be cut to suite different architectural styles. UPVC benefits over wood and aluminum include:

  • Excellent sound insulation
  • Thermal insulation
  • Keeps the air-conditioning costs low.
  • Plaspick windows have an integrated rain drain solution that keeps the rain water out from seeping in the house.
  • Structural strength for “no-rattling” windows
  • Termite Proof
  • UPVC windows are factory made and have consistency of quality.
  • UPCV has Fire Retardant properties
  • It does not rot or corrode
  • All corners are welded
  • No leakage
  • Easy to maintain
  • Can b cleaned with just soap and water
  • Offers environment friendly benefits
  • Low energy consumption in product and use.
What are the design options offered by Plaspick?

Plaspick offers all the latest designs that enhance the interiors of your home. These include sliders, casements, combinations and french doors. Apart from various shapes, you can also select large sized windows that stretch from floor to ceiling and can span balconies.

Q. What is the relevance of chambers in a UPVC cross section?

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Common perception is that more number of chambers add to strength of UPVC window. However, more than 90 % of the strength of the window is derived from steel reinforcement.

1 mm increase in the thickness of PVC profile increases the strength by less than 1%.

1 mm increase in thickness of steel increases strength by 40%.

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Q. What is the relevance of reinforcements in UPVC Window?

Plaspick windows derive 95% of their strength from reinforcements made of galvanized steel. They are used in chambers of the profile to provide the necessary strength to the window members. Separate sealed chambers in profile and zinc coating on steel bestows longevity to the product during usage period.

The thickness and shape of the section is designed to provide the necessary functional and performance parameters of window. The usual thickness varies between 1.0 mm to 3.0mm.

The reinforcements are screwed to the UPVC profile at a designed pitch using self drilling special screws. The unification of the duo renders strength to the windows.

Q. Can Plaspick windows be made to any size?

Plaspick window systems are modular in nature. Each window is made as per the customized size. However, there are some constraints for the maximum height and width of a window which is different for each type of window.

Q. Can Plaspick make my room noise proof?

Plaspick windows are sealed from top to bottom with a combination of double seals, silicon seals between the wall and the window and multiple point locks. This excellent sealing combined with non-conducting properties of UPVC make provides sound insulation.

Q. How will Plaspick tackle strong wind storms?

Wind speeds in India are much higher than those of other parts of the world. Along the coast, in the east and the west, wind speeds touch 200 kmph, the equivalent of 2000 Pascal wind loads.

In these conditions, conventional windows rattle and whistle.

Plaspick engineers an air tight solution to tackle these wind loads: Plaspick Series 3000 windows have broad sections reinforced with steel and further strengthened with a special “Hurricane Bar”. The Hurricane Bar doubles up as a handle. Multiple seals stop air ingress. No more whistling and rattling sounds even at 3000 Pascal wind loads

Q. What are the types of doors offered by Plaspick?

Plaspick offers the following types of doors:

Slider Doors

Casement Doors (Single Sash or Twin Sash)

French Doors

Q. Can Plaspick windows accommodate fly mesh?

Yes, Plaspick windows can accommodate a bug screen/ fly mesh.

Q. What kind of service does Plaspick give?

Plaspick prides in making long term relationship with its customers through superior customer service.

Plaspick has well trained professionals to look after

Window design: Designing the appropriate window based on climatic, wind load, monsoon or design considerations. Plaspick strongly believes in designing for Indian conditions and not super imposing technology used in other conditions on Indian windows.

Window selection: trained window consultants help you chose the right window for your home

Site survey: Plaspick technicians visit each customer site to take on site measurements and advise the customer on correct timing of installation

Window installation: Plaspick has a well trained team of installers to complete installation in your home in quick time

Post sales service: Should there be a need; Plaspick’s service team is available to take care of any of your requirements.

Q. How can Plaspick help me chose the right window designs?

Plaspick’s sales team is adequately trained to help you chose the right window for your requirements. The right design is a function of many parameters. These include:

  • Need (sound proofing, good view, etc)
  • Finish
  • Size of aperture
  • Wind conditions
  • Monsoon conditions
Q. Does Plaspick have its own installation team?

Plaspick’s expertise in installation is unmatched. It can handle large projects stretching upto thousands of windows. On the other hand, it can provide personalized installation in an individual home taking utmost care in doing the job in quick time with minimal disturbance.

Q. Will Plaspick takes measurements of each and every window aperture?

There is no compromise to Plaspick’s commitment to quality. Trained surveyors measure each and every opening before sending the window for production. It is very important as Plaspick is a factory made product and no changes can be made in it once it is produced.

Q. What is the installation procedure of Plaspick windows?

Good installation is as important as a good product. A good window poorly installed will undo all the advantages of a good product.

Plaspick follows a carefully laid down procedure for installation. It takes complete care to ensure that all gaps are sealed and water and dust do not seep through.

Q. At what stage should Plaspick windows be fixed?

For a high quality installation, its critical to recognize the

Right time of measurements: Measuring an unfinished aperture will lead to a rong production. As a result, window may not fit correctly. Hence the measurement must happen on a surface that has been plastered.

Right time of installation: A home under renovation or construction is a messy place with various agencies like flooring, painting, and carpentry doing simultaneous work. Installing windows under such chaos may hamper the quality of windows before they are handed over. The right time to install windows is when the painting is almost over. Plaspick’s trained installers are well trained in their job and specialize in completing installation in quick time.

Q. What kind of maintenance does Plaspick require?

You don’t need to do a lot of maintenance work on UPVC windows and doors: no painting, staining, or treatment. From time to time, just clean the interior and exterior frame with a standard soapy household cleaner diluted in water. And simply use a glass cleaner without ammonia for the glass.
Still have questions?
If you still have questions, please send us an email at: care@plaspick.com.