Are All Double Glazed Windows uPVC?
As a homeowner, one of the best investments you can make when upgrading your older style windows is opting for modern double glazing. Whatever the age or aesthetic of your home, double glazing insulates your home from the effects of adverse weather and keeps your family warm and dry. This is especially important in the UK where dark, wet winters can wreak havoc on poorly insulated homes.
There have been great advancements in the window and door industry in recent years. While you could opt for durable uPVC, the modern homeowner has plenty of other options when it comes to refurbishing your windows.
What is double glazing?
Double glazing is the term used to describe a type of sealed window where two panes of glass are used with a sealed gap. That gap is filled with argon gas. Double glazed windows can make a huge difference to the energy efficiency ratings and thermal retention of your property. If you live on a busy road, double glazing can also insulate your home from noise.
The most common type of double glazed windows you’ll see are engineered from uPVC. uPVC windows are incredibly durable, with predicted longevity spanning at least two decades. Cost-effective and low maintenance, windows manufactured with uPVC are built with security, energy efficiency and resilience in mind. Available in a range of colours and styles, uPVC windows can be tailored to suit the unique specifications of you and your home.
Do my double glazed windows have to be uPVC?
uPVC is just one option on the window market. Aesthetically stylish, practical and resilient, there are many benefits to consider when looking at modern aluminium windows.
In the past aluminium windows have suffered from a poor reputation. Once aesthetically unappealing with thick heavy frames and subpar energy efficiency ratings, aluminium was used predominantly in commercial buildings. There have been many advancements in the window and door industry in recent years. Modern aluminium window frames now benefit from slim, slender frames meaning manufacturers can engineer larger panes of glass.
Modern aluminium windows are engineered with innovative polyamide thermal break technology which paired with innovative double glazing can increase the energy efficiency rating of your property and save you the hassle of costly utility bills. When engineered correctly, aluminium will also not warp or flex over time, nor will it corrode or discolour.
Is uPVC or aluminium better for my double glazed windows?
Both aluminium and uPVC are resilient to the elements, revered for energy efficiency ratings and long-lasting with minimal maintenance requirements. Available in a variety of different colours and styles, at the end of the day your choice will come down to your unique tastes and the exact specifications of your property.
Double glazed windows at Majestic Designs
Whether you choose durable uPVC or resilient aluminium for your window frames, double-glazed windows require little to no maintenance, have a long life expectancy and are available in a range of different styles and colours to suit the bespoke specifications of your property.
Refurbishing your home with double glazing is a considerable investment. When installed correctly, double glazing helps to improve the thermal retention and energy efficiency ratings of your property. The installation of double glazing will also have a positive impact on your utility bills.
For more than 19 years, Majestic Designs has engineered a range of high-quality, bespoke windows and doors right here in Somerset in our state-of-the-art factories. We achieve an A+14 energy efficiency rating across our range of windows. Paired with our 10-year guarantee, you can rest assured your property will be kept sealed and secure from the elements for years to come.
Our fully employed, experienced leading teams of FENSA accredited and MTC registered installers boast a wealth of expertise and industry experience. If you would like any more information about double glazing, then contact the team at Majestic Designs today.