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12 How Windows Are Born

How Windows Are Born

Posted on January 24, 2013 by team


Many of us have plastic windows at home but do you know how they are made? Why do they significantly reduce noise, why doesn’t moisture get inside? To get answers to these questions we are going to the Kransoyarsk company “Okno” (“Window”) which makes windows for the city.

This is the main building of the company.

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12 Responses to “How Windows Are Born”

  1. 70KokuSamurai says:

    Having lived in both northern and southern climates, I would have nothing but these types of windows in my homes. If you’ve ever had to repaint a bunch of wood windows you’ll never go back to scraping, priming, and painting frame, mullions, and muntins- it takes forever each window, vinyl is supreme. Also, get argon gas filled between panes, it really slows down heat/ cold transfer, also get u.v. type glass as well, it’s about as good as you can get. I reduced energy use by 52% in my current southern home in large part thanks to replacing old windows with these types, payback will be less than 12 years.

  2. gorfop says:

    dats how they suck money from us!

  3. wacek says:

    what can I say…briliant.

  4. Mandea says:

    Plastic windows frames have about 10 years lifespan. They do not resist being exposed to the sun and to very low temperatures and they also tend to help produce mold on the walls.
    In western countries they use aluminium or wood frames, plastic is cheap and looks cheap. Even worse are the asymetrical ones, with one opening and one fixed part.
    People in Russia, as well as here in Romania, think that having plastic window is something of social status. Unfortunately we can see them installed not only in communist-style flats but also on historical buildings. We spend money on them, we make our cities look uglier and uniform, we lose our skilled carpenters and guess who is the only one that wins? The greedy capitalist selling us this beautifully wrapped crap.

  5. CZenda says:

    Yes, it is cheap, yes, it looks cheap, yes, it has no place on historical buildings, but it is also very practical. Their life will very much depend on the quality of the plastic used, we had them installed some 8-10 yrs ago and they still look and work like new (I do not remember the manufacturer, maybe Deceuninck). LG seems to shout “Chinese crap” and “recycled plastic”. Mold is not “caused” by these windows, it is a result of their airtightness, which keeps all the moisture (from breathing, cooking etc.) inside. Higher humidity in the interior condensing on the cold spots can then lead to mold formation.

  6. Osip says:

    Crap windows from Korea.

  7. komar says:

    No No here in centraleurope we have mass plastik windows to it works very good and looks good .its most nonsens what you write.
    wir haben hier überwiegend kunststoff fenster siese fenster sind sehr haltbar, mehr als 30-40 jahre.
    entscheidend ist das knoe how und der U-Wert

  8. Mandea says:

    To be honest I did not visit Germany but judging from the pictures I have seen you don’t have the same kind of crap sold in Eastern Europe.

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