What Is UPVC Material
UPVC stands for Unplasticised Polyvinylchloride Chloride (also known as rigid PVC) and is one of the longest-lasting building materials you can find being used in windows.
What Are The Key Benefits Of UPVC Windows
UPVC windows offer a range of benefits, including excellent durability and efficient performance, with little maintenance.
This helps with keeping away the normal rotting or warping you would get with other building materials.
In the end, it’s one of the most durable and long-lasting materials you can choose.
UPVC is non-conductive. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about the frames of your windows conducting or transferring heat.
This helps the temperature of your home maintain a more stable and consistent temperature.
UPVC is well-known for its thermal efficiency, offering greater insulation properties than what you would get from other building materials.
Your property’s security is essential for any window installation.
The material itself is incredibly lightweight but also has a high-level of durability, unmatched with other materials.
Furthermore, UPVC offers a lot of versatility with different types of locking mechanisms. Along with being paired with double glazed glass panels. All helping. All helping to secure your home and keeping criminals out.
While the highest security level is attained with aluminium window frame installation, uPVC frames don’t lag too far behind. Thus, every time you step foot out of your home, you will have the peace of mind knowing that you are getting a good level of protection from your windows.
Energy Efficiency and Insulation
Maintaining high-level energy efficiency should be at the forefront of your mind, especially when thinking about getting new windows fitted.
The material makeup of your window selection will dictate how energy efficient your entire home is. The insulation properties of your window frames can make a big difference.
UPVC windows are some of the best performing options you will find in the marketplace. They have incredibly valuable and effective insulation properties, which means you will be able to maximise heat retention throughout your entire home.
This will not only save you a lot of money on your home’s energy bills, but it will also help you dramatically reduce your carbon footprint.
UPVC is an extremely low conductor of heat. This helps form a closed air system within your home to reduce any resulting heat loss, unlike using other window materials.
Because uPVC windows have better overall insulation properties, your windowpanes will be a much warmer overall temperature that minimises condensation.
UPVC is a naturally low maintenance material. Therefore you won’t need to do as much work to keep your windows looking good over time.
Other materials are prone to rotting or flaking when they have been subject to extreme temperatures.
You will only need regularly wipe down with soapy water to remove surface dirt or grime.
UPVC as a material is extremely durable. Your window frames will be able to stand up to the most extreme conditions and elements.
Durable windows are especially beneficial for properties located near the sea where there is high salt content.
The coating found on UPVC can provide natural protection against harmful ultraviolet exposure to stop your windows from fading or discolouring.
Wooden frames will fade in colour and rot because of the different weather elements.
UPVC windows are available in several different style configurations that provide various methods of ventilation.
A popular ventilation configuration is known as ’tilt and turn’ that features a two-window arrangement capable of being opened in different directions. This allows for draft-free ventilation through the windows.
When the windows are tilted inwards, hot air is allowed to escape through both the top and the sides. Whereas, completely opening the window will ventilate the entire room, useful when cleaning or getting refreshing airflow.
With the entire population facing consistent pressure and global warming threats, property owners are looking for ways to make a difference.
With UPVC windows, you are not only getting eco-friendly windows in terms of their construction and material selection, but also with their performance.
Because of the unique structure of UPVC as a material, it can be fully recycled after it reaches the end of its lifespan.
The recycled PVC content is turned into granules through a shredding process to enable the material to be recycled up to 7 times.
Typically, you will get anywhere from 40 to 80 years out of UPVC windows. Because of this, and because they are made up of mostly recyclable materials, they make a very insignificant negative impact on the environment.
The eco-friendliness and the efficient performance of these windows have made them highly desirable among domestic and commercial property owners in today’s market.
When you are looking to replace your current windows with newly made from uPVC, ensure the fitter will recycle your old windows.
Many window materials suffer from the dramatic effects of weathering. UPVC material is so durable that you won’t experience the same normal wear and tear you would see from other materials.
While the material itself is extremely durable and capable of withstanding extreme elements, you still want to take good care of the material.
UPVC material is very effective and keeping sound out, and it works very well alongside double glazed panels. The two forms an excellent barrier to external sounds.
Typically UPVC windows can reduce noise penetration by as much as 50 percent compared to traditional windows.
This makes this material the optimal choice for those looking for better soundproofing from their windows.
All frames for windows need to be made from fire-rated materials to prevent the speedy spread of fire.
UPVC is a material that is specifically required by various regulations to adhere to these safety protocols.
Other materials, such as wood, can be very easy to ignite.
Look And Feel With Aesthetics
Opting for UPVC window frames will provide great looking window aesthetics with a range of styles and colours.
You certainly don’t need to compromise in style and can help you enhance your property’s curb appeal.
Lower Cost With UPVC
UPVC is a material that comes with a lot of inherent benefits.
Believe it or not, it’s also the more affordable alternative to both wooden and aluminium frames. Therefore, you won’t have to pay extra to experience all the various benefits they come with.
If you need more help choosing your new UPVC Windows in Milton Keynes, contact Fenster Glazing today.