Table of contents:
- Size and shape of the window
- Material and production technology
- Glazing – glazed units
- Additional options
- Window with or without assembly?
Size and shape of the window
This may sound like a common bon mot, but when it comes to window pricing, size really does matter. The size of a window often determines what material it can be made of, how large glazing can be installed and which profiles should be used. Each of these aspects affects the final price of such a window.
The same applies to the shape of the window. Modern technologies make it possible to adapt windows even to the most extravagant designs. Unusual shapes, however, are made on special order, and this increases the price of such realization.
We offer our customers the possibility to order windows with oversized dimensions as well as non-standard shapes or forms. Special orders only need to be discussed with one of our business partners, who will then be able to provide a concrete offer for such a project.
Material and production technology
The price of windows is also strongly influenced by the material they are made of. Currently, the most popular and also the cheapest solutions are PVC windows. They also have the most universal application and will work well in the vast majority of projects.
Wooden or aluminum windows are more expensive than those made of PVC. Wooden windows are characterised above all by classic elegance and are perfect for historic buildings or houses built in a traditional, rustic style. They are particularly worth considering if you plan to add decorative elements such as transoms.
Aluminium windows, on the other hand, offer greater load-bearing capabilities than PVC or wooden windows, so they are ideal for projects with large, heavy glazings or where the strength and resistance of the material is of particular importance.
It is absolutely possible to combine different technologies within a single investment. For example, we offer ALU LOOK windows, which are deceptively similar to aluminium joinery. So if, for example, a large terrace door is needed, it is worth considering installing the aluminium Patio HST 77 system and at the same time installing PVC windows with the identical veneer.
Answers to questions about combining different technologies can be found from our sales partners, who will certainly be able to advise you on the best compositions.
Glazing – glazed units
Another important element in the construction of a window, which may affect the price of the whole, is the used glazed unit.
Their price is influenced by many factors – including how many chambers they have, what gas they are filled with, and what technologies were used in their manufacture. Glazed units with better heat transfer coefficient, noise reduction coefficient or light transmission will obviously be more expensive than those with worse parameters.
Glazed units can have various functions. Those with a low solar energy transmittance are solar control glass . Those that dampen noise well are acoustic glazed units.
When a standard sheet of glass is replaced in the production process by two sheets with PVB foil, we can speak of laminated glass. This solution makes such glazed units referred to as safety or anti-burglary.
If one of the panes is ornamental glass, then the glass is decorative and has a unique character and appearance.
Standard in MS beyond WINDOWS products is a double glazed unit with a low heat transfer coefficient, SUPERtermo 0.5. It is made of three panes of glass with the spaces between them filled with argon gas.
In addition to the basic solutions, window manufacturers can also offer customers additional options designed to increase the safety or comfort of their products.
The integration of windows into a smart home system, the installation of additional reed switches, mosquito nets, roller shutters or facade blinds will all increase the final price of the project. It is up to the customers to decide whether they find these functions necessary or whether they choose to dispense with them.
Any such additional options, however, are well discussed with a sales consultant who will be able to advise on their usefulness in the client’s investment.
Window with or without assembly?
Finally, there is the question of buying a window with or without assembly.
In the first case, the salon offers a comprehensive service of selling the window together with its installation at the investment site. The purchase of a window with assembly also affects the price of the whole due to the reduction of the VAT rate. The window joinery itself is subject to 23% tax, while if we order the window together with the assembly service, then the seller may apply a much lower rate, amounting to 8%. Such a purchase is also associated with fewer formalities, as the contract is signed with only one company, which, starting from the professional measurement and selection of an appropriate window model, will comprehensively carry out the entire installation process. Often such a combined purchase also extends the guarantee period by the manufacturer, who can be sure that the team installing the window will do it in a proper and compliant manner.
However, as always, the final decision is up to the client and investor who decide whether this solution is right for them.