If you’re looking at replacing your windows or doors, you may well have encountered several different frame materials. By far the most popular choice among homeowners is uPVC. But what makes uPVC such a popular choice? And what are the benefits of choosing uPVC windows and doors over other material types? Here are some of the key benefits of uPVC.
Choice of style
Gone are the days where uPVC windows and doors were only available in white. Now you can choose from a wide range of finishes, including a wide selection of wood grain effects. You can also choose from a range of shapes and designs, enabling you to find a style which best fits your home.
uPVC frames offer exceptional security. They are strong and durable and are available with a choice of locking mechanisms. The double glazing also makes the windows far more difficult to break, further preventing an intruder from gaining access to your home.
When correctly installed, uPVC is a low conductor of heat, making it ideal at keeping the heat in your home where it belongs. Additionally, seals around the frames prevent drafts from entering your home and heat from escaping.
Low Maintenance and Durability
Unlike most timber frames which require regular sanding and staining, uPVC windows and doors require very little effort to keep from ageing. Simply wipe them down regularly with warm soapy water, and they will remain fresh for years.
Additionally, uPVC is extremely weather resistant and is not affected by rot or corrosion. Great for keeping those double glazed doors looking like new!
Double glazing helps to soundproof your home by creating more material for the sound to pass through. uPVC frames enhance the soundproofing effect and could reduce the sound entering your home by as much as 50% compared with other material types.
At Spire Glass, we provide quality, affordable uPVC double glazing and expert installation. Interested in a new window or door? Use our online window and door quote tool to design your new window/door and get a price.