Are uPVC Windows Good?

Posted by | August 10, 2020

Replacing your property's windows is a significant investment, so you want to be sure that you are making the right choice.

Good quality glazing should be safe, hard-wearing and provide vital insulation for your home. uPVC stands out as not only high quality, but cost-effective glazing, that will keep your home protected for years to come. But are uPVC windows any good, and how do they compare to the leading alternatives? Read on to find out more.

Why uPVC is the ideal solution for your home's windows.

uPVC windows have been a popular choice in UK homes for over 40 years and continue to remain at the forefront of design. These windows are fabricated from high quality extruded uPVC which is designed for maximum structural integrity and durability. Their integrated double glazing provides competitive thermal efficiency which will save you energy and money in the long term. This package of benefits makes it no surprise that uPVC glazing is one of the most sought after types of glazing, with easy maintenance and a lifespan for your windows of 20 years or more!

uPVC vs timber windows

Timber windows are an alternative to uPVC and are often chosen for creation of traditional windows such as sash windows. Solid wood is also durable, but requires a lot of maintenance to match the performance and longevity of uPVC. Sanding, varnishing and repainting are all necessary tasks timber frames need to look their best. In comparison, uPVC is restored by simply wiping down with warm soapy water.

Without proper care, timber swells and can warp the frames, whereas uPVC retains its form and performance. uPVC is also cheaper than timber, meaning that you will save money on the cost of comparable timber windows.

uPVC vs. metal clad windows.

Aluclad and other metal window frames are considered a modern choice for double glazing. Alongside the benefits of double glazing, aluminium window frames come in a range of stylish finishes and traditional and modern openings.

Aluminium clad windows are made from aluminium covered timber. Though they deliver great resilience and thermal performance any moisture ingress into the timber structure of the window will affect their structural performance. The quality of the aluminium cladding can also vary greatly. uPVC is made from waterproof, high density plastic that adds excellent weather and moisture resistance.

Gain additional advantage with uPVC.

uPVC windows have seen great strides in design and innovation in recent years. The range of designs, colours and openings has never been so varied and include:

  • ● Sash uPVC windows
  • ● uPVC bay windows
  • ● Cottage uPVC windows
  • ● Tilt and turn windows 

...and more!

A high-quality uPVC solution can be found for every household including those with period properties and within conservation areas. Add to this competitive pricing and uPVC becomes the market leader.

There has never been a better time to contact our team about how uPVC can transform your home. We undertake all aspects of replacing your windows with uPVC, from diligent measurement, to high quality made to measure fabrication and expert installation by our skilled tradesmen. Call or email us today to get started.