UnPlasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride commonly known as UPVC has became one of the most popular window and door solution in the UK, they provide home with great sound proofing, insulation and security, all while look aesthetically pleasing. The range of window and doors for properties has vastly grew over the years and is available in a range of sizes, styles and colours, making it the perfect addition to any existing home or building project.
Over traditional wooden or metal based windows and doors, upvc doors and windows have increased durability and lifespan. Due to more efficient and better manufacturing processes newer upvc windows and doors are made to last into the decades rather than years, and with built in fade resistance as long as your windows and doors are maintained correctly then they’ll look as good as they did when they were first fitted. With thousands of colours and finishes to choose from such as grey, white, timber effect and many more, so no matter what type of property you have you’ll be able to find windows and doors that meet your design and style requirements.
The Benefits of UPVC
As well as looking great and maintaining a great finish upvc windows have a range of great benefits which are great for you and your property.
- Their low maintenance design means they don’t need to be painted and are easy cleaned with water and detergent.
- They’re tough and durable and fade resistance, some upvc windows are over 25 years old and still in good use.
- The material is resistant to rot and corrosion
- UPVC is non conductive meaning heat doesn’t transfer from the framework
- They come in a range of open and tilt designs, allowing for maximum ventilation
- Their salt erosion resistance make them ideal for use in coastal based buildings
- Multi locking systems and strong design provide added security
- They are available in a range of colours, styles and finishes
- When lined with double glazing they are more resistant to sound and help to keep in heat
When it comes to windows and doors upvc provides one of the greatest selection of choices and has a great range of benefits to go with them, as well as looking great they are safe, secure, energy efficient, provide noise reduction and are built with a long life span in mind.
Safety and Security
UPVC windows come with a range of opening and tilt mechanisms and both the window and doors come with a range of locking mechanisms, both these features provide added peace of mind when it comes to safety and security. With a choice of locking mechanisms for windows and doors they can be single locked, multi locked, chain locked, partially opened and much more, giving you added peace of mind when it comes to keeping your property safe and secure. UPVC windows come with a range of tilt and opening options, they can be opened to side to side, from the top, from the bottom, partially opened and can even be swung around, allowing not only great ventilation but providing a safe window that can be open and climbed out of during an emergency.
Maintenance and Repairs of UPVC
When it comes to upvc it’s important to maintain them to ensure you get a great lifespan out of them, although they are low maintenance it’s still important to take care of them in the right way. Their strong and tough design means they are built to last but it’s still important to regularly clean them regularly. The most common repair issue with upvc windows and doors can be handles and locks, it important to keep checking these work correctly and when they start to come loose or locks start seizing up it’s important to get them looked and either repaired or replaced as soon as possible, this not only keeps you safe and secure but helps prolong their lifespan.
Double Glazing and Energy Efficiency
One of the most popular window glazing options is double glazing, widely used throughout the UK, it is strong and durable and provides noise reduction to homes, but most importantly it is a great energy efficient product. Double glazing provides a great barrier in your windows helping to reduce heat loss in your home, keeping your home warmer for longer. When your home is kept warmer for longer it allows you to reduce and save on those costly energy bills. When it comes to choosing the right double glazing make sure you choose A+ rated glass for your new windows.