Growing urbanization has an ardent need for eco-friendly constructions and UPVC is approved for green building concept, for its properties like lead-free (pb) and absence of other hazardous substances. We shall observe benefits of UPVC over wood, in the below table.

S.NoComponentUPVCWood
1Easy to maintain and durabilityThese windows and doors donot require much of maintenance and can be cleaned just with soap water. UPVC materials has an average life of 30-40 years.Wooden windows and doors require painting and polishing regularly. Even then, the life span of wood is 15-20 years.
2Better aestheticsUPVC supports to maintain building aesthetics.Wooden windows and doors are rigid incase of aesthetics.
3SecureUPVC windows and doors cannot be force opened by intruder as this material has a stronger layer of galvanized steel and hence is very difficult to break them through.Wooden windows and doors can be forcefully opened by any intruder.
4Insulation and Sound proofingThese provide high level of insulation against outside noise.Wooden material donot have this advantage.
5Protection from termitesUPVC properties keep termites away from windows and doors.Wooden material is always prone to termites and requires to be varnished regularly.
6Environmental friendlyUPVC materials are recognized for being eco-friendly as they can be reprocessed upto 10 times.Wooden material cannot be reprocessed, and it is a threat to environment as it must be cut down each time we need wood.
7Cost effectiveUPVC doors and windows fit in the budgets of a common man.Wood is expensive compared to UPVC.