uPVC windows are an excellent choice for your home. Low maintenance, rot-resistant, and durable, there are numerous reasons to choose uPVC windows over other products such as traditional timber or metal. Here are five benefits of uPVC windows for your home.
What Are uPVC Windows?
uPVC is a type of plastic, short for ‘unplasticized polyvinyl chloride’. It’s usually used in constructing windows, doors, pipes, and guttering, and is an incredibly long-lasting building material.
Because it’s sturdy and hard, it’s often known as rigid PVC. uPVC products have become increasingly popular and have quickly become one of the most commonly used materials in the home.
What Are The Benefits Of uPVC?
uPVC has numerous advantages, making it the ideal material for window frames. From providing optimal safety and security to being extremely fire-resistant, here are just some of the benefits.
On a budget? By choosing uPVC windows, you’re sure to find a much cheaper deal than you would if you plumped for a timber or aluminium equivalent. This is why uPVC windows dominate the double glazing world.
This isn’t to suggest they don’t add value to your home – quite the opposite. If you’re planning on moving house in the future, fitting uPVC windows can make a tremendous difference, as these value-for-money solutions will make an impression on potential buyers, making your home stand out from the rest.
2. Enhanced Safety & Security
Hard-wearing by nature, uPVC is an extremely reliable material when it comes to security. Traditional single glazed windows used in wooden frames supply a potential trespasser with quite a few weak points to take advantage of.
For example, the glass can be smashed a lot more effortlessly than double glazed windows. And old and poorly-maintained wooden frames can be forced open without much difficulty at all.
On the other hand, it’d take a lot more effort to smash or prise open a window that’s constructed from uPVC. Robust uPVC frames come complete with in-built security and tight seals, ensuring intruders can’t break-in.
3. Fire Retardant
The building regulations state that window frames must be constructed from fire-rated materials to stop the fire from spreading. Thankfully, uPVC complies with these regulations. Its ignition point is 150 degrees Celsius – which is significantly greater than that of timber.
And unlike timber, which continues to spread and burn in the case of a fire, rigid PVC self-extinguishes once the heat source is taken away. What’s more, when ignited, uPVC doesn’t give off chlorine gas.
4. Virtually Maintenance-Free
One of the main reasons uPVC is so popular is because hardly any maintenance is required to keep it looking good. All you need to do to upkeep it is to use a soapy cloth and wipe it over a few times a year. Unlike timber that shows signs of cracking and rot, uPVC windows require no painting or timber treatment whatsoever.
5. Range Of Styles & Colours Available
With their growing popularity, uPVC comes in a whole host of styles and colours. Functional yet fashionable, you can get your hands on everything from rustic and attractive to ultra-contemporary and original.
uPVC windows include French, vertical sliding, casement, bay and bow, and tilt and turn.
In terms of colours, there’s a huge array to choose from, including cream, grey, black, white, greens, blues – and even some with wood grain effects.
uPVC offers a variety of benefits, making it a brilliant choice if you want to modernise your home, without putting too much of a dent in your wallet. To find out more about how we offer you high-quality uPVC windows, please get in touch with our friendly team today on 01604 945540 or head over to our contact page for more details.