April 2019

Comparison of affordable PVC windows, which should be on your company's offer

category the lowest price

The cheapest PVC windows for June 2019 according to our ranking is Gealan 8000 cheaper by ~30% than the most expensive profile on the market

If every euro counts, for example in the case of a tender, Gealan 8000 meets the minimum criteria set by the investor – you have the guarantee that the product from the Veka group (Gealan is part of this group, like Skoda is a part of the Volkswagen group) at a low price guarantees reliability and solid quality.

Second place went to Decco 71. Its disadvantage is the fact that with a low price we get equally low quality of the product. However, if you sell the windows to an individual customer – it’s better to spare a moment to familiarize him with the benefits of using a better product. For a little more we will get a better rated bluEvolution 73 from Salamander, the winner of category value for money.

category the best quality

The best windows in our double glazed uPVC windows ranking are Schuco Corona CT 70 and Salamander bluEvolution 73, with score 14.5 points

Schuco CT70 also obtained the same results, but it’s much more expensive. They won with the competitors because of excellent fittings from Siegenia Titan AF, as well as numerous accessories that we will receive as a standard and we won’t have to pay extra for them.

Schuco is also distinguished by the option of express production in just one week (white and external anthracite windows), whilst the cheaper competitor offers the possibility of using the package of three panes with a coefficient of 0.5.

Just behind these two is Rehau 70, which despite the lack of the option of express window ordering and Ug = 0.5, qualitatively presents equally high level.

category value for money (quality / price)

As we announced above, Salamander bluEvolution 73 is the best window in the category of good and cheap.

On May comparison of double glazed PVC windows with double gaskets due to the value for money Salamander 73 totally beats other rivals, it matches the quality of much more expensive competitors.

Gealan 8000 is in second place. On the test set, you’ll save about 100-125 euros, but you will not get a few useful additions in the standard, which increase the attractiveness of the window for your customers.

So if your company is looking for a system that is the golden mean between its market reputation, the actual quality and the price you need to pay for it, Salamander 73 in the 70mm class will be the best choice (sometimes known as Brugmann bluEvolution 73).

CALCULATION METHOD

The calculation method was simple – we divided the number of points obtained by the price we have to pay for the whole set, and then for the sake of clarity we multiplied by 10000. The higher the score – the better value for money.

detailed comparison of double glazed PVC windows (double glazed) - TABLE

System U-value of window Fittings Time of production Certainty of production time Completeness of the system Additional points Quality Price (EUR) Quality/Price
1st place
Salamander 73
1.39 Siegenia Titan AF 2 weeks 3 complete 2.5 14.50 1938 18.70
2nd place
Gealan 8000
1.36 Siegenia Titan+ Favorit 2 weeks 3 complete 0 11 1810 15.19
3rd place
Rehau 70
1.37 Siegenia Titan AF 2 weeks 3 complete 2 14 2371 14.76
4th place
Ideal 4000
1.36 Roto NT 2 weeks 3 complete 0 11.50 1969 13.96
5th place
Schuco Corona CT70
1.37 Siegenia Titan AF 7 days* 3 complete 2 14.50 2611 13.88
6th place
Salamander 76
1.36 Maco Multi-Matic 2 weeks 3 complete 0 11.50 2007 13.70
7th place
Decco 71
1.37 Maco Multi-Matic 2 weeks 3 no HST 0 11.50 1867 13.39

Additional points

We have also decided to reward some of the profiles for the fact that they offer solutions that are extra paid in other companies as standard equipment (in a few cases completely free).

Detailed information about the criteria of our double glazed PVC windows with two gaskets comparison was featured in the article How do we create windows comparison?

The trio Salamander bluEvolution 73, Rehau 70 and Schuco CT70 deserves special mention, by choosing any of them we will get most important of above-mentioned accessories as a standard.

For what points have been added Salamander 73 Gealan 8000 Ideal 4000 Rehau 70 Salamander 76 Decco 71 Schuco CT70
Filling of the fittings groove 0,5 0 0 0,5 0 0 0,5
Gray gasket in the standard 0,5 0 0 0,5 0 0 0,5
Aluminum handle as a standard 0,5 0 0 0,5 0 0 0,5
Warm edge spacer for free 0 0 0,5 0 0,5 0,5 0
The possibility of using the SuperSpacer warm edge spacer 0,5 0 0 0,5 0 0 0,5
Possibility to insert glass with Ug = 0.5 0,5 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL OF ADDED POINTS 2,5 0 0,5 2 0,5 0,5 2

Thermal insulation of window (Uw)

All systems have a coefficient of heat transmission within the limits Uw=1,34-1,39.

To prepare this comparison we took characteristics of example window with dimensions 1230×1480 tilt and turn type, double glazing (Ug=1.1)

How important is that coefficient in fact?

We checked how it’s translated into real savings of our clients. There are many energy calculators on the Internet – we used that from www.oszczednydom.pl.

For test set of windows with surface area, 20 m2 differences on level 0,01-0,05 bring savings of approximately a few euros a year (!)

From an economic perspective, it’s not a significant difference. Therefore we gave in solidarity 2 points to six profiles.
Also, remember that in the case of a customer who is looking for the cheapest windows, the thermal insulation criterion goes to the background. So the questions become… is it worth overpaying?

Fittings

Each of the tested sets of windows is equipped with the best quality fittings.

In the case of fittings in products that include our top energy-efficient PVC windows comparison, all of them will provide smooth, trouble-free use to your client, and you will save time and money for trips to complaints or regulations.

By ordering windows on profiles Salamander bluEvolution 73, Rehau 70 and Schuco CT70 you get the added value, fittings from Siegenia Titan AF, in the opinion of debesto.com the most refined fittings system on the market with a rotating roll KoPiBo, which provides the greatest comfort of everyday use of the window (window handle pushing is easy and smooth, even with really big windows). We awarded both with an additional point for that.

Quickness of production

If you need an express window production, check Schuco Corona CT70.

In white color or one-side external anthracite color (RAL 7016) – it’s available up to 7 days. Because of that, we gave it extra 0,5 a point.

If the most important thing is production time, your expectations will meet most of the profiles: Gealan 8000, Ideal 4000, Decco 71, Rehau 70 and Salamander 76 are produced in 2 weeks, what was worth 2 points in our ranking of affordable PVC windows.

Completeness of the system

In that competition, almost all of profiles (aside from Decco 71) meet the market expectations of a range of products.

It’s not important if your company choice will be Gealan, Rehau, Aluplast, Schuco, Salamander or Veka. You’ll have the possibility to offer to your clients the whole spectrum of products from standard PVC windows and PVC doors to sliding systems: tilt and slide window or lift and slide door.

All of them will be produced with the same system from the only one producer. We gave to each profile 2 points.

The only exception here is system Decco 71 – if a client would like to have in his house sliding HS doors he will have to search for it in e.g Aluplast or Salamander offer. Lack of sliding doors system results in 1 pointless in relation to other profiles.

Punctuality

Each of seven cases suppliers selected by debesto.com complies with their deadlines.

If you’ll choice of any profile rewarded with 3 points, you don’t have to worry that your client will blame your company regarding delayed delivery of his order.

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