20th October 2020
uPVC (Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride) or in the US, vinyl, is now widely used for property features and enhancements such as weatherboarding, guttering, fascias, downpipes and most commonly, window frames. However, just 100 years ago uPVC was not heard of as a material for building at all. UPVC is not only versatile but it is very cost-effective and helps manufacturers produce low maintenance, affordable products for the mass market.
It took over 100 years to discover a commercial use for uPVC and it was only in the 1960s that is was put to use in manufacturing and used to make window frames.
uPVC is made from a combination of chemicals and plastics that make it strong, rigid, versatile and durable, which means it is perfect for use in things such as window frames. The light weight material can cope with a range of temperatures and weather types. The strength and durability of these windows means they are perfect for ever changing climates such as that of the UK. The material has been designed specially to provide the quality needed by homeowners. This provides sound insulation, thermal efficiency and affordability. UPVC window frames do not transfer heat like metal ones do meaning they give a more consistent temperature fro your home. These windows are easy to maintain as they just need the occasional clean unlike, say timber windows that may require regular treatment. UPVC windows often get an energy rating of 'A' which means having these can help save money on utility bills and decrease your carbon foot print.
uPVC is strong, durable, affordable, practical, good quality, long-lasting, energy-efficient and low maintenance. Its give a fresh, clean and modern appearance to any home and can be supplied in a vast range of styles and finishes to suit your needs. The clear choice for your property features.
The 5 Key Benefits OF uPVC Windows
Normally the majority of UPVC windows, doors and external facias have traditionally been in white. As a result of developments in the manufacturing process, this has enabled homeowners to have a selection from a variety of colours as well as shapes, styles and imitation effects (wood grain) which can all be customised.
Installation companies and manufacturers can now tailor UPVC products to your desired specifications; meaning windows will outfit perfectly into your home or property.
The security of a property or home is paramount to any window or door installation. That's why UPVC exceeds expectations with an ultra-light yet sturdy frame, used in conjunction with various locking combination and a double glazed pane of glass will prevent an intruder from breaking in.
As winter looms, energy efficiency is at the forefront of everyone's mind when it comes getting new windows. Depending on the selection of materials used this has an effect of the warmth and energy rating of your window in your home.
UPVC is a low conductor of heat, this translates to, when fitted properly it forms a closed air system reducing the heat loss, experienced by non-insulating materials.
4. Low Maintenance
Did you know, UPVC is a low maintenance material, unlike natural materials which require annual sanding, varnishing and repainting. Windows & doors made from UPVC can last for decades without any sign of weathering, the only upkeep is a wipe down clean with soapy water to prevent staining and remove grim or dirt.
The material is incredibly strong, which allows the frames to cope against the most extreme conditions. It also means they are not affected by corrosion or rot. This is great for properties that are near the seaside. The UPVC coating is also protected against ultraviolet (UV) rays which prevent the material from fading in prolonged sun exposure.
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