An increasing number of households are choosing to install UPVC windows and doors when they are making improvements to their home. There are many benefits to choosing UPVC over wood or metal, and it is these plus points that are seeing the popularity of UPVC soar.
UPVC windows and doors are made from strong materials, wrapped around a core of galvanised steel, which makes them much more durable than wood or metal. UPVC can also withstand weather problems, especially damp, much better than its wooden or metal counterparts, and is not susceptible to rusting, rotting, swelling, warping or infestation from pests such as termites.
When it comes to easy maintenance, UPVC scores top marks compared to other materials. With UPVC windows and doors, they only generally need basic cleaning and the occasional oiling of any stiff locks or components. Wood, on the other hand, will need treating to keep it looking good and to prevent any rotting or warping from weather damage.
Most of us are conscious of our impact on the environment, so choosing UPVC can play a role in helping us lead a more environmentally-friendly existence. Since UPVC acts as an efficient insulator – keeping the cold out and the heat in – windows and doors made from UPVC can reduce our reliance on consuming energy for heating or air conditioning, which can have a positive impact on our bills. The insulating effect of UPVC windows and doors also means that they provide excellent protection against any unwanted noise entering a home, such as traffic from outside, shouting or music.
One of the biggest advantages of choosing UPVC windows and doors is the great variety of styles and designs there are available to choose from. You can even find products that veer away from traditional black or white colours, with some even having a wood-like colour or effect. Whatever type of design scheme you want to replicate at home, there's bound to be a matching UPVC window or door that will fit in perfectly with your designated style.
For homeowners wanting to protect their property, UPVC offers the best level of security against unwanted intruders. UPVC windows and doors are very strong and made with galvanised steel, which makes it harder for burglars to force them open. Many styles of UPVC doors are also designed to be anti-crowbar, which makes it harder for them to be broken down.