uPVC, or un-plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride, has grown drastically in popularity over recent years and is now one of the most widely chosen products for home owners and double glazing installers. Here’s why Walkers Windows believe upgrading your windows to uPVC from wood or aluminium is the best choice for you and your property…
Whenever you decide to upgrade a feature of your home, there’s always a cost involved – and then there’s always that pesky budget to work to! The materials you choose will inevitably have an effect on the price of the product but there’s no need to worry with uPVC as it tends to be the cheapest option when compared to other materials, such as timber or aluminium. This is definitely not the only thing uPVC has to boast, but where there’s money involved, it’s always good to keep within your means and uPVC makes this easy!
Another great feature of uPVC is that it is incredibly low maintenance – and after all, who has time to tend to their windows through life’s busy schedule? Where timber and other woods generally require re-painting every 5 to 6 years and are prone to rotting and flaking, uPVC requires virtually no maintenance. Aluminium fairs a little better compared to wooden window frames but it will demand attention every so often where uPVC won’t. The only thing your uPVC windows will demand is a wipe down with a damp cloth every once in a while.
uPVC is also incredibly durable which means it is unlikely to ever need changing once you have the right windows installed – yes, even in our blustery English wind and rain! Where wood tends to rot and warp after a few years and aluminium picks up rust, your uPVC windows will be resilient throughout. The window system installed by Walkers Windows has been tested in some of the world’s harshest climates (including deserts and extreme alpine locations) over long periods of time with great success. Plus, we’ll give you a 10 year guarantee on your frames meaning that, in the unlikely event, anything was to change, you’re completely covered!
With over 1 million burglaries or attempted burglaries each year in the UK (that’s over 1 per minute) it’s important to make sure your home is as secure as possible. uPVC frames are super resilient meaning when it comes to security, they’re reliable and trustworthy. The tough frames make it extremely difficult to break or damage and all Walkers windows come with an 8 point locking system on both sides of any opening which are some of the securest available. So, once you’re new windows are installed, you can sit back, relax and enjoy knowing you and your home are safe and secure.
Another selling point of uPVC is that surpasses woods and aluminium when it comes to insulation. uPVC is an excellent insulator and boasts the best heat and energy insulation available across the market. Not only will it keep the heat in and the cold out, it will also shield against noise pollution and could even lessen your energy bills!
Many home owners steer away from uPVC windows when replacing their old wooden or aluminium windows frames as they fear that new uPVC will not be inkeeping with the style and character of their home. However, you needn’t worry as uPVC comes in a huge array of colours and styles, including woodgrain effects to match your old wooden frames – which include a light (Irish) oak and or a deepest (rosewood) effect!
To see our huge range of uPVC products, including casements, sliding sash and tilt and turn windows, visit our website here or call 0800 849 2229 for a quotation for your home!