and tired, or no longer weatherproof? Or perhaps you are looking to add value to your home as UPVC can definitely increase the saleability of your home. The addition of UPVC windows offers an attractive and hardwearing option for all types and sizes of homes, both to existing owners and new owners alike.
UPVC windows may appear to be a little more expensive to buy, supply and install, but the benefits far out weigh the small increase in costs to the homeowner.
UPVC Windows Are Weather Proof
One of the problems with traditional hard wood window frames is that wood can swell when the weather is consistently damp which eventually leads to rotting window frames. Rotten window frames can become extremely dangerous, especially if the glass becomes loose in the frame. UPVC are weather proof as the damp cannot penetrate the surface of the frames. UPVC will neither rot nor rust and the frames will not let the cold and damp into your home. Whatever the weather, UPVC windows will remain weatherproof and need very little maintenance throughout the life of your windows and doors.
UPVC Windows Save Energy
UPVC windows have high insulation properties. With double glazing, the vacuum between the panes acts like a solar panel and prevents cold air and draughts from entering your home and the warm air and heat from escaping. UPVC double glazed windows are ecologically friendly because they prevent the heat and energy loss that occurs with standard, traditional window frames.
UPVC double glazed windows also help to reduce the noise outside of your home, as the windows are insulated against it. The initial cost of installing UPVC windows is later offset by the amount of money that can be saved in energy costs. Not only will new windows save you a significant amount of money over time, and help keep your house warm and cosy and energy costs down, they will also reduce the impact of what some scientists call your carbon footprint.
A lack of draughts in your home could make next winter a lot more comfortable for all the family.
UPVC Windows Look Great
You can choose to purchase and fit UPVC windows in a range of colours, styles and sizes and you can even choose between different types of windows. If you have a period property for example, then you may want to choose bay style windows to sympathetically fit in with the design and look of your home. No matter what the size or design of your home, there will be a shape and size to suit.
Traditionally, UPVC window frames were always white but in recent years there has been a lot of developments and you can now choose from a range of colours for your frames. You can even choose frames that are designed to look like wood. You can choose from turn and tilt frames for easy cleaning, casement windows, French windows, and even traditional sash windows.
UPVC Windows Add Extra Security To Your Home
Double glazed UPVC windows can definitely improve the security of your home. Double glazed windows are much harder for would be intruders to cut through and they may often bypass a home for this reason. Each individual window can have its own lock and key incorporated so you can ensure extra security. You can also have anti-crowbar finishes so that your window cannot be forced open by an intruder. Additional security can lead to lower home insurance premiums which will, in turn, save you money.
If you want efficiency, insulation and style then double glazed UPVC windows could make a considerable difference to the look and feel of your home. New windows could well turn out to be one of the best home improvement decisions you have ever made.
Like any exterior material, even UPVC can start to become dirty and look a little shabby if not well maintained. At Revive Cleaning Ltd we clean and repair all exterior UPVC cladding, fascias, soffits and gutters. Call us on 01277 724593