Q. What are the advantages of using uPVC Windows?
A. uPVC will not rot or corrode making it ideal for all areas. It is virtually maintenance
free and requires no painting or treatment.
Q. The coastal climate can be very harsh, how will this affect uPVC?
A. VISTA Windows Ltd have had their products on test for a long period of time. The products are resistant to ultra violet and are specially formulated to suit the coastal climate.
Q. I live near a busy main road, can your windows reduce the traffic noise?
A. Yes, our window system has an excellent sound proof capability, we have installed
our system into many buildings both domestic and commercial and in order to alleviate noise problems such as road and aircraft noise.
Q. Where are the VISTA uPVC products made?
A. Our products are locally fabricated in our factory at Lukenya, Mombasa road.
The following are the Energy and Environmental benefits of VISTA WINDOWS
* Fire Safety:
PVC's fire performance is well known and well tested. PVC is inherently flame
retardant due to its chlorine base, it does not readily ignite and most PVC products
will not continue to burn once a flame source is removed. The products of PVC
Combustion are no more hazardous than those produced by other common materials
both natural and synthetic.
PVC building products are highly durable which conserves resources. They will not rot
or corrode like many other materials and do not need cleaning with harsh chemicals
or frequent painting.
PVC is low maintenance; Vinyl products such as flooring, wall coverings and windows, require very little maintenance over their life span -
* Added Value:
PVC adds value to everyday life, contributing to a higher standard of living. PVC
(or vinyl) is the leading plastic material for the construction market, where it makes products like electric cable insulation, pipe, flooring, windows and house siding more durable and cost-
* Manufacturing phase:
Studies show that PVC vinyl windows require two-
* Use phase:
PVC is an efficient insulating material for heat and cold, which means that vinyl
windows maintain an even temperature, keeping them comfortable to the touch and decreasing condensation caused by indoor/outdoor temperature and humidity
Differentials. The design of vinyl window frames further enhances their energy efficiency by creating chambers in the frame that provide additional resistance to heat transfer
And insulating air pockets.
PVC is inherently recyclable. More than 1 billion pounds are recycled annually
using PVC backing have highly successful recycling programs, including C&A
Floorcoverings (which has recycled over 100 million pounds of vinyl backed carpet).
* Life cycle analysis:
PVC’s impacts on the environment are comparable to or lower than most
Alternatives. A 2004 study of environmental life-
and competing building materials by the European Commission (EC) found
that PVC offers environmental benefits equal to or better than those of other
materials in many applications.
PVC's credentials are confirmed by science. The scientific evidence has not
supported allegations made about PVC. A recent independent study by the
CSIRO concluded that: "the adverse environmental effects of using PVC in
building products are very small, and no greater than those for other
materials. In 2004, the European Union published a review of life cycle
assessments of PVC and competing materials and made a similar finding.
There is no evidence to support a material bias.