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Transporting windows by car is a process that requires careful planning, adequate load securing and knowledge of the basic rules of safe driving with fragile cargo. Whether you are transporting PVC, timber, aluminium, roof, sliding or energy efficient windows, you need to remember that these are items that require special attention. Their improper protection, inadequate transport or improper loading and unloading can lead to damage. In the following guide, you will find tips and recommendations on how to transport your windows professionally overland so that they arrive intact.

How to secure windows before transport?

The transport of windows, especially those made of large or delicate materials, requires special attention and appropriate preparation. Here is a detailed plan on how to secure windows before transport:

Cleaning: Start by thoroughly washing and drying your windows. Getting rid of dust and dirt will help avoid scratches during transport.

Dismantling: If possible, dismantle any loose parts such as handles or hinges that could get lost or damaged during transport.

Protecting the glass: The glass is the most vulnerable part of the window. Secure it by wrapping it in bubble wrap or other cushioning material. Avoid applying tape directly to the glass, as this can make it difficult to remove the adhesive.

Edge protection: The edges of windows are particularly susceptible to damage. You can use special edge protectors or polystyrene strips to provide additional protection.

Using transport racks: If you are transporting a lot of windows, use wooden transport racks. These allow you to store your windows safely and stably upright, minimising the risk of damage. Place cushioning material, such as bubble wrap, between the windows to prevent scratches or cracks.

Stretch film wrapping: The windows should be additionally wrapped with stretch film to provide extra protection against mechanical damage and moisture. The film should be stretched, but not too tightly so as not to cause damage to the window.

Securing in the vehicle: When loading into the vehicle, make sure that the windows are stable and cannot move. You can use transport straps to secure them in place.

Marking: Mark packages as 'Fragile' or 'Caution Glass' to remind others to handle them with care.

Following the above steps will help to ensure the safe transport of your windows and minimise the risk of damage. Remember, it is always a good idea to consult a professional transport company that is experienced in transporting such items.

Which vehicles are used for window transport?

Transporting windows requires a special approach because of their shape, size and vulnerability to damage. There are several types of vehicle that are most commonly used for this purpose:

Buses: buses are often used to transport smaller batches of windows. It is important that they have sufficient load space so that the windows can be positioned vertically. Some buses are specially adapted for transporting windows, with extra handles or racks for the windows.

Vans: Vans are similar to buses, but usually have a larger load space. This allows them to transport larger batches of windows. Like vans, they can be specially adapted for transporting windows, with additional security features.

Vans: Vans are perfect for transporting large numbers of windows. They have large cargo spaces that can be adapted to store windows safely. Some companies use vans with permanently fitted racks to help secure the windows and prevent them from moving during the journey.

Semi-trailer tractors: For really large quantities of windows, such as for large construction projects, semi-trailer tractors can be used. These huge vehicles can accommodate huge amounts of windows, but require special loading and unloading.

All of these vehicles should be equipped with the right materials to secure the load, such as straps, anti-slip mats or wooden window transport racks. Whichever vehicle you choose, it is most important that the windows are properly secured to avoid any damage during transport.

What does the price of transporting large windows by a transport company depend on?

The cost of transporting large windows by a transport company depends on a number of factors that must be taken into account when creating a quote. Here are some key aspects that affect the final cost:

Distance: This is one of the most important factors. The greater the distance to be covered, the higher the transport costs will be. Going through different tariff zones, as well as having to cross national borders, can further increase the cost.

Number of windows: The cost of transport will vary depending on the number and size of windows. Large windows or numerous batches of windows may require larger vehicles for transport, which will affect the cost of the service.

Weight of windows: Heavy windows may require special equipment for loading and unloading, which will also affect the cost. In addition, the greater weight of the load may increase fuel consumption, which is often passed on to the customer.

Window security: Large windows require special security, which can increase the cost. This may include special materials such as stretch film, wooden window transport racks or anti-slip mats.

Time: The time it takes to load, transport and unload the windows also affects the cost. If urgent transport is required, costs can be higher.

Special conditions: If the transport requires special conditions, such as transport over difficult to traverse roads, or if the delivery has to take place on a specific date, the costs may increase.

Remember that different companies may offer different prices for the same services, so it is always worth comparing several quotes to find the most favourable one for you.


What are the types of windows, how much do they weigh and what are their average dimensions?

Window types can be divided according to several criteria, such as the material they are made of, the way they open or the type of glazing. Below is a breakdown of windows with particular reference to aspects relevant to transport, such as weight and size:

PVC windows: The most popular on the market, mainly due to their relatively low price and good thermal insulation properties. PVC windows are relatively light, which makes them easier to transport. However, due to the large differences in size, the weight can vary considerably - on average a standard sized PVC window (e.g. 145x145 cm) can weigh around 30-50 kg.

Timber windows: Prized for their natural appearance and eco-friendliness. However, they are heavier than PVC windows, which can affect transport costs. The weight of a wooden window of a similar size to the above can oscillate between 40-60 kg.

Aluminium windows: Used mainly in public buildings, but also in private homes. They are characterised by high strength and lightness, which is favourable for transport. The weight of an aluminium window is comparable to that of a PVC window.

Roof windows: They are characterised by a specific design adapted to installation in the roof. They can have different opening mechanisms (pivot, tilt, etc.) and are sometimes heavier than vertical windows, which increases the cost of transport.

Sliding windows: usually larger than standard windows, they can have different sliding systems. Their weight depends on size and material, but is usually heavier than standard windows.

Energy-efficient and passive windows: They are characterised by a large thickness of profiles and glass, which increases their weight. Therefore, such windows can be more expensive to transport.

Always remember that, regardless of the type of window, any transport should be preceded by thorough securing. Windows are fragile cargo that are easily damaged, so this should be approached with the utmost care.