Getting your home ready for summer with uPVC windows
As temperatures across the UK begin to soar, the days grow longer and the skies become less stormy by the day, it seems like another winter is finally behind us. For many, the warmer days ahead mean it’s time to whip out the sunscreen and start booking time off work for annual family holidays and sunny weekend breaks. However, for others who’d like to make the most of the warmer months at home, refurbishing their property with new uPVC windows could be the key this summer.
Modern uPVC windows offer a number of benefits for homeowners. From heightened energy efficiency and security ratings to an influx of natural light, here’s how you can get your home ready this summer with uPVC windows.
What is uPVC?
Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride, known more commonly as uPVC is a resilient, low-maintenance building material used in a variety of different construction projects.
uPVC is a popular material for both windows. This is because when engineered to a high standard, uPVC boasts exceptional energy efficiency ratings on top of being incredibly durable, resilient, secure and long-lasting.
The modern style and exceptional thermal ratings of uPVC windows have made them an enduring and popular option on the market. Affordable, low-maintenance and highly secure, uPVC windows are available in a diverse range of styles, colours and finishes. Styles include…
• Casement windows – The casement style is a simple, traditional window design which is hinged at the side or top.
• Flush casement windows – As the name suggests, a flush casement window operates in a similar fashion to a traditional casement window. However, the window itself sits flush with the window frame.
• Sash windows – Sash windows open vertically and are generally associated with traditional architecture and period homes.
• Tilt and turn windows – Tilt and turn windows provide homeowners with innovative dual operation and are a modern and practical choice for any property.
• Bay windows – Bay windows are an iconic symbol of the Victorian era and can be installed in a variety of different properties.
• Bow windows – Combining traditional style with modern practicality, a bow window can effortlessly complement your heritage property.
Are uPVC windows good in summer?
Modern uPVC windows are highly efficient, meaning that refurbishing your home with uPVC can ensure your internal living spaces are comfortable all year round – not just during the chillier months. This is because professional window companies like Majestic Designs engineer uPVC windows with innovative double glazing, which uses two panes of glass separated by a layer of argon gas to make a property more energy efficient as well as reduce noise pollution.
Combined with the thermal efficiency of modern uPVC window frames, double glazing stops heat from transferring from one side to the other. This means during the chillier months, double glazing prevents heat from escaping whereas, during the summer months, the heat is kept outside.
The benefits of uPVC windows don’t end at energy efficiency. Other benefits include…
The durability of uPVC makes the material ideal for use in construction, particularly in the manufacturing of windows. uPVC windows are more durable than windows made from other more traditional materials such as timber, and have a long lifespan of at least 20 years. They can also retain their colour and finish – even in the face of fluctuating weather conditions such as high temperatures or heavy rain.
This is because uPVC windows do not expand or contract under different climatic conditions. They are completely resistant to weather, corrosion and even termites, and will not rust, warp or rot away.
uPVC windows are also low maintenance and require very little attention in terms of cleaning. A quick wipe with a soft damp cloth once every few months is enough to remove any dust or dirt. You can also splash the outer uPVC window frame with clean water.
To ensure a long life for new uPVC windows, it’s important to avoid using abrasive or metallic scrubbers such as steel wool. Doing so can cause irreversible damage to the surface, colour and finish, which can shorten the lifespan of your windows.
Whatever design of uPVC window you choose, most of the styles available are versatile enough to accommodate even the most unique of architectural periods. uPVC windows also come in a variety of colours and finishes, resulting in a truly unique flourish for your home.
uPVC windows can also be engineered in dual colours, meaning you can have white on the inside and a different colour on the exterior. This is ideal when you might want to keep the interior of your home minimalist and simple, but want to add a pop of colour to your property’s exterior.
Bring summer in with Majestic Designs
From higher energy efficiency and security ratings to an influx of natural light, modern uPVC windows offer a number of benefits for homeowners. As the warmer months approach here in the UK, refurbishing your home with new uPVC windows could be the key to transforming your house into a home this summer.
Majestic Designs have been engineering our range of uPVC windows for more than 21 years. Manufactured in the heart of Somerset in our state-of-the-art factories, our range of bespoke uPVC products are installed by our FENSA-accredited and MTC-registered leading teams of expert tradespeople. Over the years, our team have cultivated a well-deserved, region-wide reputation for combining exceptional craftsmanship with friendly, professional customer service that goes above and beyond.
Our range of uPVC windows boasts exceptional energy-efficiency ratings, with durable weatherproof seals, internal beading for heightened security and modern double-glazing as a standard. At Majestic Designs, our windows have an A+14 rating on the WER scale across our range and boast exceptional energy efficiency ratings. With better ventilation and an influx of natural light, our uPVC windows can help to keep your home cooler and more comfortable this summer.
If you have any questions about our range of uPVC windows or are ready to book your at-home consultation, contact the team at Majestic Designs today.