uPVC windows and door frames have been a common sight since they first became available for domestic properties in the 1980s. Since then, there have been many innovations in the style of uPVC and the excellent security features related to it. In this article, we will examine what uPVC is and why it is the primary choice for windows and doors.
What is uPVC?
In its non-abbreviated form, it stands for unplasticised polyvinyl chloride and is a form of plastic. Before being utilised for windows and doors, it had extensive usage in the plumbing industry for waste pipelines.
What makes it suitable for window and door frames?
Most importantly, uPVC is robust and inflexible, meaning it is unlikely to break without significant force. For longer sections of uPVC, steel reinforcement is fitted inside the frame for extra rigidity. Allied to this it requires little to no maintenance, delivers superb thermal insulation and reduces the noise of busy Coventry, Warwick or Rugby high streets.
What are the advantages of uPVC?
Superb performance – uPVC windows deliver excellent thermal performance, keeping your home warm in the winter while reducing your energy bills. Thanks to the sturdy nature of the material, it also works as a preventative measure against any would-be thieves.
Very little maintenance – Aside from cleaning the frames and glass periodically, uPVC doesn’t need any maintaining. Unlike wooden windows, they will never rot, and the lack of condensation will help keep any mould at bay.
Save money – As well as saving you money on energy bills, uPVC windows and doors still work out to be cheaper than timber and metal alternatives.
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