14 Sep The Benefits of UPVC Windows
What are UPVC windows?
UPVC stands for Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride. Sometimes known as rigid PVC because it doesn’t flex. It’s a safe and stable material. Alternative uses for it include dental retainers and sporting mouthguards. UPVC has been the material of choice for windows over the last several years. It’s not difficult to see why. UPVC windows provide a whole host of benefits for homeowners. Both practical and financial.
One of the reasons that UPVC windows are so popular with installers is that it’s so easy to manufacture. There’s far less energy expended in its construction. Less than there is for other materials, making it eco-friendlier. It’s also recyclable at the end of its long lifetime. Not a word usually associated with plastics, meaning that it’s less to go in landfill. It can also be eco-friendly in a more indirect way. For example, wooden frames need the expenditure of trees and forests. UPVC is a synthetic substance, sparing the use of natural resources.
As a synthetic substance, UPVC has been precisely-engineered. Designed to be an effective and efficient insulation material. This makes homes warmer, stopping heat from escaping or draughts to come in. This results in reduced energy bills. Both from air conditioning or central heating units. UPVC windows take some of the pressure off them to regulate indoor temperature. Saving you money and saving the planet by reducing the amount of fossil fuels used. (Yet another way UPVC windows help the environment!) An added bonus, this same quality reduces noise pollution inside from traffic outside.
One of the biggest selling points of UPVC windows is how low maintenance it is. You can polish out many surface scratches with very little stress involved. Although they will need cleaning every now and again. It’s also highlydurable against the elements. Not a quality shared by every building material. It’s water and heat resistant. Unlike aluminium or wood, it won’t rust, rot, flake or warp, even in the face of extreme weather conditions. It also boasts an in-built UV resistance. It makes it resistant to fading in even the hottest of summer sunlight. This durability makes it convenient and time saving for you. It requires only the smallest of attention, so you won’t have to sigh at the sight of a storm cloud on the horizon.
This same resilience and durability also make UPVC windows invaluable in security terms. Speciallyconstructed frames built to an exacting specification. It makes them far more difficult to breach or damage for any would-be intruders.
We could go on, but we’re sure you get the picture. If you’re still not quite sure, why not pop in to our Blackburn showroom or call us on 01254 873 002 and find out for yourself?
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