UPVC windows differ from regular windows in the material of their frames. Unlike regular window frames that are made of wood and metal, UPVC windows are made with an alternative weather resistant material that’s energy efficient and durable. UPVC can also be used for door frames.
How are UPVC Windows Made?
UPVC windows are derived from profile, which are carefully cut and moulded to create the shape of a window (under very high temperatures). There are also a number of stabilisers built into UPVC to give it its durable quality. There are various types of stabilisers in use and they have both metallic and organic content.
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Benefits of UPVC Windows
UPVC are best known for their energy efficiency as they retain heat and keep out the cold. They are also weather resistant. The designs of window profiles have enhanced the thermal property of UPVC windows. Multiple chambers can trap air and create a thermal barrier. When this is combined with double glazing materials, UPVC becomes one of the most cost effective and energy efficient materials on the market. This would be beneficial not only to the customer, but also the environment. If you happen to live near the coast, then it would be good to know that UPVC windows are sea water resistant. Other benefits of UPVC windows include their low cost compared to other materials like aluminium and wood, as well as their low maintenance.
The material from which it is made also allows it to be recyclable. It is not susceptible to termite attacks and doesn’t rot or corrode. It is also naturally resistant to mould and mildew, as well as acids and alkalis. UPVC windows are also useful for sound insulation; this would be of particular value in urban areas that are prone to noise from people, traffic, and sirens.
UPVC is also less harmful to humans. According to doctors and dentists this material presents fewer medical concerns.
UPVC windows are easily maintained with the aid of a few guidelines:
- For surface repairs you can use soft wax or hard wax.
- For functional repairs it is advisable to get replacement parts
The good news is that UPVC windows are specially designed to be easily fabricated, and it’s possible to replace most types of hardware. Your window provider can make these repairs for you, so you don’t have to worry about conducting these repairs yourself.
You can buy UPVC windows in a range of colours, and technology has allowed windows to be shaped in a variety of forms.