Wooden doors had a good run. Durable, strong and available in a range of styles, wooden windows really did a sterling job. But, on the other hand, they did require a fair bit of maintenance, whether that was varnishing, repainting, sanding or cleaning; wooden windows took a solid amount of TLC to keep them looking good.
Then came along uPVC. From the late 1990’s onwards they have dominated the market. And it is not hard to see why. Here are 6 reasons to switch to uPVC windows if you haven’t already!
Longer Lifespan – Being made from plastic means that uPVC windows are extremely resistant and last an extremely long time, much longer than wooden windows and you don’t even have to worry about treating them as nicely!
Little (virtually no) Maintenance – Being so durable, uPVC requires extremely minimal maintenance (so much so that just the odd wipe to remove any dirt will suffice). Unlike wooden windows, uPVC doesn’t flake and doesn’t need to be painted. uPVC windows won’t be corroded or damaged by the weather either.
Better Insulation (cheaper bills!) – Whilst wooden windows would often expand and contract during different seasons, uPVC stay the same size and shape and close the gaps that can be found between wooden windows and their frames. This significantly reduces the amount of heat lost from your house meaning you spend less on heating bills!
Stylish – uPVC are very stylish and are available in an eclectic range of colours and designs, so you can be sure to find the style to best suit your home.
Cheaper – uPVC windows are much cheaper to produce than wooden windows, meaning that you enjoy a cheaper price tag for your new door!
Secure – The way that uPVC windows are constructed means that they come with a much more complex, lock system, making your window much, much more secure. uPVC window handles are built to prevent unwanted visitors gaining access to your home.