We are often asked what the main benefits of replacing old windows with uPVC windows are? It’s a common problem – old wooden or dating PVC double-glazed windows are starting to look scruffy and are letting in drafts and the cold weather.
One of the best materials for replacement window frames (certainly the most cost-effective) is ‘un-plasticised PolyVinyl Chloride’ or more popularly called uPVC windows or PVCu windows.
So what are the main benefits of installing uPVC Windows
They provide better heat insulation
The high insulation properties of double glazed and triple glazed uPVC windows make them the most effective and cost-effective way to insulate your home. Our double and triple glazed uPVC windows have a vacuum between the glass panes, which stops cold air and draughts from entering your home. This also ensures that the warmth that you generate from costly heating, stays inside instead of escaping through dating windows.
Our uPVC windows have been awarded an energy rating of up to A+ and are made of a material that’s achieved a BFRC (British Fenestration Rating Council) Green Guide A rating.
But there’s even more. Our products are designed to provide excellent U-value ratings for their efficiency at keeping the heat in your home – and the very best levels of Window Energy Rating (WER).
They also provide better acoustic insulation
It is also true that our noble glazed and triple glazed uPVC windows cut down noise from outside by as much as 70%.
They are stronger, more durable and very low maintenance
uPVC is extremely durable. Wooden windows can rot and warp, however uPVC window frames are storm and weather proof because damp cannot penetrate into the frames. If you live in a Norfolk coastal property, then our PVCu windows are perfect for you because they are resistant to corrosion caused by the salt in the air. No painting, staining or sealing is needed with uPVC window frames – just the occasional clean with water and a little detergent! The open ‘Tilt and Turn’ mechanism on our uPVC windows also allows for easy opening in two directions to to aid cleaning and assist with cross ventilation in the summer.
Our uPVC Windows are extremely secure
uPVC is very strong and robust material. This is enhanced by a metal framework inside the uPVC casing. We don’t cut corners with our security locks and fixings either. We use Yale door and window security products because since 1840, Yale has been leading the way in the locking industry, continually pioneering new products to keep people and property safe. Their brand name is known worldwide for quality, innovation and steadfast security.
Our uPVC Windows come in a wide range of colours and finishes
In addition to White, we have three woodgrain shades with our uPVC windows – elegant Mahogany, warm Golden Oak and gorgeous Cherrywood. You can also specify White on the inside and your woodgrain colour of choice on the outside.
We also have 13 Artisan woodgrain finishes are so fine that it’s almost impossible to distinguish them from the real thing! Gorgeous, striking colours like Green, Grey and Cream, or our sumptuous selection of woodgrains such as Rustic Cherry, Irish Oak, AnTeak and Antique Oak are extremely popular.
Our uPVC Windows are recyclable
Our uPVC windows are packed with clever features like plastic thermal reinforcements made from 100% recycled material to keep in more heat, to advanced glass that can reflect heat back into your home and capture free heat from the sun through solar gain. Most importantly, our products are also designed so that they can be collected and recycled back into new PVCu products.
Types of uPVC windows
We manufacture and install casement uPVC windows, Bay windows, Bow Windows and our popular and elegant ‘CONSERVATION GRADE’ vertical sliding PVCu sash windows, which provide all the benefits of period charm while retaining the high technology of uPVC at a cost-effective price.
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