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Fire safety window - costs and pricesMore and more homeowners are choosing to use modern fire-resistant windows in the building. Fireproof windows are practical window elements that can withstand a fire for a long period of time, given the nature of their frames, glazing, sealing and installation techniques.
In many areas, the installation of fire protection windows is already required by law. This window variant is divided into certain fire resistance classes as well as with respect to the glass used in their manufacture. Normally, so-called float glass is used for the production of classic windows. Although this is a non-flammable substance of class A. However, this breaks in the event of a fire relatively quickly. On the other hand, special fire-resistant glass can withstand even great heat for a certain time, and it also prevents the glass from shattering.
Effective fire protection is in demand - both at home and at a commercial level
Fire protection windows of category F30, F60 or F 90 protect one for each
certain period (say 30, 60 or 90 minutes) from fire and smoke. This is enshrined in a corresponding legal regulation.
The more comprehensive the protection of a fire-resistant window, the higher the associated purchase and installation costs. It sometimes happens that in the case of so-called F glazing, a heat shield effect is required on top of that.
This is a special thermal insulation against radiant heat. However, such a device is less required for use in single-family homes, rather than in the commercial sector. Because here it usually applies to avoid a possible spontaneous combustion of combustible substances.
The higher the fire protection, the higher the cost
Before deciding to buy fireproof windows, a vendor comparison should be made. On average, the cost of a modern fire window is between 500 and 800 euros. Fire protection windows of category F90 are usually priced higher. In any case, the fact is that the installation must be carried out exclusively by a certified specialist company.