What is a UPVC Window?

Cross Section of uPVC double glazed Windows

If you’re in the process of changing the windows in your home or have moved somewhere new and are looking at glazing options, you may have come across UPVC windows before. UPVC tends to be one of the most affordable window installation solutions, though that doesn’t make it any less durable or appealing!

UPVC Window | Everything You Need to Know

A UPVC window is one that is made from unplasticised polyvinyl chloride – that’s what UPVC stands for. This tends to be very low maintenance, which means unlike wooden or aluminium standards, you generally won’t have to spend too much time or money fixing these frames up.

UPVC is popularly used in a variety of glazing standards, such as window sills and framing. However, it is also commonly used as an efficient and cost-effective guttering solution. This is mostly because it offers the same properties as older, more costly guttering options, only with the benefit of cuts in pricing.

A UPVC window, therefore, is energy-efficient, cost-effective, and is surprisingly resilient.

What are the Further Benefits of UPVC Windows?

Some people may assume that UPVC windows are the ‘entry-level’ options for homes. They may be amongst the most affordable, but you are never investing in cheaply-built designs providing you go with the right fabricator and installer.

UPVC windows are great at locking in the heat thanks to their low conductivity, which means they may even help you save money over the months to come when things turn colder outside.

What’s more, UPVC doesn’t have to look cheap or ugly. In fact, in our experience, this is never the case! You can install UPVC windows in wood effect as well as in stylish plastic, and in addition to this, there’s no need for you to paint or fix these windows constantly. They will stand the test of time providing you do the bare minimum to keep them clean. That really is all there is to it!

Let’s also not forget that some of the more expensive window options out there, such as timber framing, not only costs more money, it can mean a lot more work for you in the long run. Timber and other types of wood can need frequent cleaning, finishing, and fixing. This simply isn’t much fun to juggle if you already have a lot on your plate.

Are UPVC Windows Right For Me?

If you look at homes across the UK, you will probably find that UPVC is amongst the most popular window installation options available. It really has come a long way over the past 20 to 30 years, and it’s a really viable solution even for high-end properties.

If you’re intrigued by UPVC and want to save yourself money as well as time and hassle in the long run, make sure to reach out to an expert who can help – after all, why should you have to spend more money and effort on keeping your windows looking great than you have to? Take a look at some of the brilliant possibilities for UPVC to get you started. 

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