Monday, 15 December 2014

How uPVC Windows Can Benefit Your Home

uPVC windows
Did you know that over 90% of windows installed in the UK use uPVC? There are some great reasons why. 

With energy prices increasing every day, British heating bills are getting higher and higher. It’s no wonder that people are turning to uPVC as a way of reducing their spending. Thanks to its brilliant thermal performance and long-lasting endurance, uPVC is an excellent choice for window frames and is one of the best long term investments you can make for your home. But what exactly are the benefits of installing windows that use this material?

Improved heat retention

uPVC is an excellent insulator, making it the optimum choice for decreasing the amount of heat loss from your home. All of our uPVC windows at We-Fit UK have an A or B grade energy rating; one of the highest insulation credentials available. Our windows are also equipped with Internal Glazing Beads for further heat retention. Each window is constructed to BS 6375 weather tightness standard; offering a promise of low air permeability, outstanding water tightness and resistance to wind loads. In addition, our glass units are argon-filled, which provides superior insulation to regular double-glazing. With uPVC windows, your home will stay warm and dry with minimum drafts.

Added security

When it comes to protecting your home, you need strength and resilience. The “u” in uPVC stands for “unplasticised”. Unlike PVC frames, uPVC is free of plasticiser chemicals; a set of compounds that was introduced to normal PVC to make it softer and more malleable. The result is a tougher material that produces more robust frames. Proven to be tough on impact, this material is difficult to damage. Our windows offer even stronger protection, as each profile is reinforced using galvanised steel and heat welded corners. By installing our uPVC windows, you can rest easy knowing that your home has staunch protection against break-ins from unwanted visitors.

A long-lasting investment

uPVC is an incredibly durable material that has been used for over half a century. Most uPVC windows that were installed 25 years ago are still in use today. Resistant to corrosion, uPVC is ideal for homes in tough weather environments such as coastal regions. They also require very little maintenance. Unlike wooden frames, they don't need any extra treatments such as varnish or glaze to keep them in top condition. Installing uPVC windows means an effortless and reliable long term home investment.

Increase the value of your home

The uPVC windows are great value for money and will cost you less than installing wooden or aluminium frames. With a modern and desirable appearance, they add an attractive selling point to your home. Double-glazed options can decrease external noise pollution by up to 70%, making homes near roads or busy public areas more appealing to buyers.

Here at We-Fit Birmingham, we have a fantastic range of uPVC windows that can reduce your energy expenditure and improve the security of your home. Our uPVC windows are manufactured to the highest European Standards, guaranteeing you great quality and consistency.