Selecting windows for your home is an important task because they act as a barrier for keeping your safe from the unpleasant weather outside. Moreover, windows also determine the appearance of your home. This is the place where you will stand by and sip your morning coffee and peep into the nature around your house. So it is important to think carefully before buying just any window.
In this post I am going to discuss few things that one must keep in mind while selecting windows for their home, and more precisely why UPVC windows?
Taking into consideration today’s economic condition, the first thing that one has to take care of before buying anything is the budget. So you will have to find an affordable alternative for windows. UPVC windows are made up of plastic, which reduces the manufacturing cost. Hence they are the cheapest form of windows in market. But here cheap does not mean compromise in quality. Unlike wooden windows, they don’t need any maintenance throughout their life time. Wooden windows tend to rot due to excess moisture. In worst cases, they might even swell, crack and split. Varnishing, coloring and other such activities are required to keep them in good condition. This increases the overall maintenance cost. While UPVC windows do not require any such headache, simply wiping them off with wet cloth regularly will keep them as it is for years.
PVC is a material that combines versatile appearance with durability. It is non-toxic material and is completely recyclable. UPVC windows have recently gained popularity in all the homes in UK owing to its properties. They offer a high thermal resistance, hence cut off the leakage of heat in winters keeping the home warm inside and blocks the sunrays in summer keeping it cool. This property helps in lowering down the electricity bills and enhances the ambience of the house.
It is often misunderstood that cheaper alternatives will lack in quality. But with UPVC windows this is completely opposite. They can withstand the worst weather conditions and stand firm for as long as 15-20 years. They require minimum to no maintenance. And are resistant to UV rays hence will not fade color like wooden windows. When combined with advanced locking systems, they offer modern security features to the home. Double glazing can add sound proof feature to your home, keeping you away from the hustle and bustle of the city and roads.
There are huge variety of designs and colors available in UPVC material. You can choose from sash windows, bay windows, sliding windows, and tilt-and-turn windows. If you are obliged with the wood effect then you can go for wooden effect in UPVC. Options available are mahogany, teak and oak patterns. So you have the durability clubbed with the beauty of wooden windows.