Benefits of UPVC
The material is popular because of its low maintenance features. uPVC window frames don’t need painting or sealing which significantly reduces the maintenance required over their lifetime. It does not lose its shine even after a few decades. Unlike other materials, uPVC is not prone to rust, rotting, corroding, flaking or fading. They are easily cleaned with water and detergent without the requirement of any special oiling or cleaning like wood.
Other than cleaning in and around the frames a few times a year you can leave your windows to look after themselves. They can be made like new with just the swipe of a damp cloth, unlike timber you will not see any signs of rot or weather damage due to the extremely durable nature of the material.
Double glazed uPVC windows and doors are able to cut down noise by as much as up to 80% (~45DB).
uPVC window profiles are welded and have multiple chamber construction. These two factors combined with the thickness of glass, provide the finished window with excellent acoustic insulation, reflecting sound waves before they have the opportunity to create vibrations and noise.
uPVC windows can dramatically improve the energy efficiency of your home.
The low conductivity of uPVC as a material, the tight seals uPVC windows provide and the ease with which they can be fabricated for double and triple glazing, make uPVC an excellent choice in energy-efficient buildings. uPVC doesn’t conduct heat well, therefore, it doesn’t transfer temperatures from inside to outside, or outside to inside.
Up to 70% of heat is gained or lost through standard 3mm window panes and even more, is lost with heat transfer through metal frames. In winter, a single-glazed, 3mm-deep pane of glass can lose from ten to 15 times more heat than an insulated wall of the same area. In summer, single glaze standard windows of an average home account for over 25% of total heat gain.
UPVC windows come with a much better security level than the conventional wooden ones. These are specially reinforced with galvanized steel that makes them exceedingly hard to be forced open or broken down.
uPVC windows incorporate multi-locking systems providing a high level of security for homes or businesses. Most uPVC window locking systems lock at multiple points all around the sash and frame.
Most durable building material available. It is strong, tough and resilient. It is highly unlikely UPVC will need to be changed. uPVC windows and doors are tested for ultraviolet resistance to ensure they won’t fade in the harsh sun.
uPVC does not rot and is resistant to corrosion. It is pollution resistant, seawater resistant and chemical proof. Wood can swell and rot and aluminum and steel can corrode and have a galvanic reaction to the fasteners.
By cutting the transfer of heat from the warm inside to the cold side of the window, uPVC windows will significantly reduce the loss of heating warmth in cold weather and reduce the energy required to heat interior spaces.
Cooling a home in summer can use up to three times the energy required to heat it in winter. Installing double-glazed uPVC window frames can keep you cooler in summer by reducing solar heat gain from outside.
In the evenings, the openable Tilt and Turn window system allows you to take advantage of natural cross ventilation to cool the home.
Covering the most well-known reason, the sturdiness and longevity of uPVC are unchallenged. Known to be a popular choice, uPVC can easily last 50 years. The quality is usually tested for an ultraviolet radiance that cements its position as the number one choice for frames. Their easy maintenance also helps in making the uPVC windows last longer than other frames.
In contrast with ordinary entryways and windows UPVC windows and entryways have a better life cycle. Since these items are temperature and termite safe they outlive the conventional entryways by right around a total lifetime of the wooden or aluminum entryways utilized in customary structures.