Conventional door materials such as natural wood have been the fancied material for manufacturing doors and windows of the residential spaces. But in the past decades, conventional wooden windows have dropped their enchantment because of immeasurable difficulties such as hard jamming, unpleasant warping, not lasting to be weatherproof, prone to microbe attacks, etc., due to lack of dimensional stability!
Rise of the Engineered Doors & Windows Materials
The conventional designs, manufacturing methodologies, and finishing methods have now been outdated due to the emergence of modern lifestyles and architectural developments. Because of such obstacles, architects are searching for alternatives like WPC. Therefore, conventional materials are only successful at the below end of old buyers who do not support the change. The high-end residences that desire a luxurious expression and warmth favor WPC.
The wooden windows & doors in India are installed & manufactured conventionally. These are manufactured on-site by the local wood-working carpenters using their conventional techniques & kit of tools. The wood here is procured from the traditional suppliers and then moved to season. The second step consists of framing and designing using handy tools and traditional woodworking machinery. But the matter of concern resides when all the process is exposed to the break-ins, harsh weather situations, extreme climate changes, or even natural disasters.
Limitations of the Traditional Wood
If one glances at the traditional wood window & door designs, and their production methods, architects understand that it is quite primary and has not developed in various decades. Previously, some of the traditionally used tools have been restored by machine -systems, but the layout and development have prevailed to be static. Considering the windows & doors are ordinarily fabricated, there are no guarantees received. So despite spending huge amounts to get the desired design, an architect’s designs are left with no choice to subsist with the sub-standard products and high maintenance expenses.
Benefits of Engineered Doors & Windows
There are a lot of engineering workouts that are carried out to overcome the arguments with natural wood. This method is unique for now, but engineered wood contributes an innovative solution for all such difficulties because the doors and windows constructed with the technology-friendliness are heat-stable, weatherproof, break-in proof, termite proof, dimensionally stable, and UV resistant. Engineered such as WPC doors and windows are formed in such a way that the common obstacles connected with natural wood are eradicated. Their manufacturing technique is a comprehensive transformation from the traditional process of fabrication of windows & doors. And with this, product wastage is also becoming zero as compared to natural wood.
From Acquirement to Manufacturing & Finishing
1. Factors to Study before Procuring the Materials:
To ensure that WPC material doesn’t compromise its quality, it is crucial to check the qualitative percentage of constituents, to give the product durability & strength.
To achieve Quality WPC Doors & Windows we at Ecoste curate with the following composition :
- 70% Virgin Polymers
- 15% Wood Powder
- 15% Additives
Additives here include Heat stabilizers, UV pigments, Processing aids, Lubricants.
2. Process of Manufacturing:
The manufacturing process is a complete shift from the traditional method to contemporary techniques. WPC doors are produced by wholly processing wood granules/powder and heated virgin polymers. The most popular scheme of their manufacturing is to extrude the stock into the aspired dimensions (though injection molding is also practiced).
Also in the manufacturing process of WPC doors, we at Ecoste add 15% of recyclables of WPC material as a sustainable means. As mentioned above, additives are also added with a percentage of 15% where color pigments, UV stabilizers, and lubricants. This strong formulation helps tailor the end product according to the application requirements.
Once done then the doors are further engineered to give desired doors that result in dimensionally stable end results. With that WPC doors do not lose their grip of being strong even in harsh climatic conditions.
Engineered WPC doors and windows perform better as they have more powerful load-carrying capabilities compared to natural wood. This is because engineered doors have increased uniformity and dependable structural characteristics.
To a high degree of precision using high-quality german encapsulation technology the doors get a strong grip & a great screw holding capacity. This ensures that the joints do not open up ever. Therefore, all the arrangements are designed to provide the best living experience with the WPC product.
An Eco-Friendly Solution
On its own, WPC is a herculean material. But the list of benefits continues to grow when it undergoes the process to become an engineered product. Additionally, the benefits of working with strong material, a building using engineered products separates all the drawbacks and can heighten the performance of the structure, specifically in terms of energy utilization.
As most engineered WPC doors and windows result in a higher density, resulting in reducing the carbon footprint of the structure. This makes them a superior choice to install in modern spaces where the design makers can contribute bit by bit towards sustainable development.
So give your best shot with Engineered solutions that will assist your projects in the best way possible. Feeling to join the discussion of quality WPC engineered solutions, book your strategy session with us today!