Today, homeowners are given more options than ever before regarding renovating their homes, and this includes the replacement of their old windows and doors with double glazing. In Europe it has practically become standard and it is easy to see why. But if you are still confused or undecided about which frame material you should choose, it may be in your best interests to do just a little bit of research and see what kind of windows are the most efficient and cost effective.
Double glazed UPVC windows are the most durable material because they do not rot or flake and will not rust or fade over the years. Wood will absorb moisture and will eventually cause the wood itself to deteriorate and the paint to bubble or peel off after a while, plus paint on aluminium can easily be scratched and peel off. UPVC will not peel and corrode, unlike its counterparts, which will require a new fresh coat of paint after a short number of years. UPVC is not only tough, sturdy and resilient, but will still be looking good for at least 15-20 years.
Maintenance, Insulation and Less Noise
The only maintenance that a UPVC window will require is absolutely minimal, and apart from a quick wipe with a damp cloth to keep it clean, that’s it! Insulation is another important feature of the UPVC window material that surpasses aluminium, and there’s none of that awful condensation which seems to be par for the course with aluminium framed windows. UPVC is an excellent and competent insulator which provides the best energy and sound insulation and will not only improve energy efficiency, but also provide a marvellous noise barrier which will reduce noise pollution from outside by up to a whopping 80%.
Visual Appearance and Security
Although UPVC has in the past been seen to look very simple without much aesthetic merit compared to the looks offered by aluminium and wooden window frames, double glazed UPVC windows and doors are nowadays available in a mixture of different colours and also come with a wooden finish. This upgrade has certainly made it into a much more positive window and door solution for homeowners with differing tastes and styles.
UPVC double glazed windows are renowned for their strength and sturdiness and are difficult to break or even try to damage, thus making it a great deal more work and effort for any would be burglar. The last thing any villain wants to encounter is a job which will take a lot of time and so, UPVC windows are ideal in giving your home an improved sense of security.
Making Perfect Common Sense
Anyway, as you can see by reading the above, any home improvements regarding new windows or doors should be checked out with a key interest in UPVC. For the well-being and future of any home, and if chosen carefully, with the assistance of a qualified and professional service, you can be well assured of having selected the correct choice. That home of yours will soon be looking and feeling just as you’ve always wanted it to be – perfect!