Are uPVC Double Glazed Windows Worth It?
Whether you’re renting or own your own home, you’ve probably heard of uPVC double-glazed windows. Renowned for delivering heightened energy efficiency ratings to properties all over the UK, uPVC double-glazed windows can keep your home warm and dry and reduce noise pollution as well as boost the value of your property.
So what is uPVC? And are uPVC double-glazed windows really worth it?
What is uPVC?
Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride, also known as uPVC, is a strong and affordable construction material with a long lifespan. Requiring very little maintenance, uPVC boasts outstanding energy efficiency and thermal retention ratings when paired with the right hardware – in fact, there’s no other material that provides such exceptional levels of energy efficiency, security and durability for such a low price.
As a result, uPVC is an excellent material for new windows and doors. Designed with durability, security and resilience in mind, uPVC windows have grown in popularity in recent years and are suitable for installation in both traditional and contemporary homes alike.
What are uPVC double-glazed windows?
As the name suggests, uPVC double-glazed windows are windows that have been engineered using durable unplasticised polyvinyl chloride with two layers of glass. uPVC double-glazed windows are also usually manufactured with internal beading, thermal break seals and other features designed to improve the energy efficiency and security of your home.
So are there any other benefits of installing uPVC double-glazed windows?
- Low maintenance – uPVC double-glazed windows require very little upkeep. In fact, the only maintenance required is a wipe-down clean with soapy water to remove any grime.
- Eco-friendly – uPVC windows have a long lifespan of at least 20 years, after which they can be recycled to make new items such as pipes, plumbing fixtures and more.
- Noise insulation –In addition to heat insulation, double-glazed windows also act as an effective barrier against exterior noise. If you live in an area with high foot traffic or near a busy road, uPVC double-glazed windows can greatly improve your quality of life.
Are uPVC double-glazed windows worth it?
So are uPVC double-glazed windows worth it? The answer is a resounding yes. uPVC double-glazed windows boast exceptional energy efficiency and thermal retention ratings and, with a lifespan exceeding 20 years, should be perceived as a long-term investment for your property. If you’re still not convinced, you should consider:
- Energy efficiency – As uPVC and double glazing both provide exceptional insulation, uPVC double-glazed windows will increase the amount of heat retained within your home. This means you’ll use your heating less or at a lower temperature, which can reduce your home’s carbon footprint as well as reduce your energy bills.
- Reduced condensation – The interior glass panel in a double-glazed window has a temperature that is closer to that of the room. This prevents interior air from reaching its dew point and can reduce the amount of condensation and damp in your home.
- Better security – Double glazing boosts the security of your property because it’s harder to break. It can also serve as a deterrent to any potential intruders searching for a simple target.
- Better resale value – From landlords and investors to first-time buyers, an energy-efficient home is an attractive prospect for any potential buyer. Installing uPVC double-glazed windows can increase the value of your property and its ‘kerb appeal’.
- Aesthetics – Your windows don’t have to be white! uPVC double-glazed window frames are available in a variety of different colours and styles, meaning you can tailor your windows to the unique aesthetics of your home as well as your own personal tastes.
uPVC double glazing at Majestic Designs
Choosing uPVC double glazing for your new windows has a lot of advantages. uPVC double-glazed windows can improve your home in a variety of ways, from ensuring it’s protected from the impacts of adverse weather to adding style, flare and bold, striking colour.
Majestic Designs have been engineering our range of uPVC windows in our state-of-the-art factories right here in Cheddar for more than 19 years. A fixture within the community of Somerset, our FENSA accredited and MTC registered leading teams have cultivated a country-wide reputation for approachable customer service and exceptional craftsmanship.
If you have any questions about your new uPVC windows or are ready to book your at-home consultation, contact Majestic Designs today.