Blog entry by uma prasad
Over its lifetime, a single tree absorbs 268 kg of gas emissions. But gases that where once retained by a tree are immediately released into the atmosphere when it is cut down, increasing our carbon footprint.
According to data from a global satellite survey, the world loses more than one football pitch of forest each second. The loss of forest cover recorded in just one year alone was estimated to be in excess of 29.4 million hectares!
The scale of this destruction poses a grave threat to tackling climate change, increases the rate of massive decline in wildlife and multiplies incidents of forest fires exponentially.
With deforestation taking place at such massive a scale, using timber for windows and doors needs to be seen as a crime against future generations, not just against nature. But unfortunately, wood still continues to be a popular choice for windows and doors.
Wood Requires Constant Maintenance:
Wooden windows and doors need high maintenance and proper care for ensuring longevity and durability. As wood is an organic and porous material, it quickly becomes a victim of humidity and the elements. Wooden windows and doors are subject to rot and insect infestation.
There are other problems that make wooden windows and doors unsuitable. They are prone to warping that often occurs due to repeated exposure to moisture and sunlight. Wood also shrinks and expands dramatically in response to constant changes in weather.
Finally, wood is highly susceptible to damage or leaks. There is also a huge problem in waterproofing wooden windows. On top of all these shortcomings, the unit cost of wooden window is way more costly than a uPVC windows.
More Pluses Than Minuses:
Keeping the above mentioned negative factors in mind, it really is not a good idea to opt for wooden windows and doors. Recommend switching to Ökotech uPVC Window & Door Systems instead. They not only save trees and preserve forests, but also increase the value of your property.
While wood might have its plus points, Ökotech uPVC window and door system is quite simply a perfect choice. Why? Because it perfectly combines aesthetics with functionality and durability.
Take for example the amount of heat that comes into the room from a window during the summer months. The room literally traps the heat inside and makes the room stiflingly hot during a normal day, and in the summer months, the room turns into a furnace.