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How Long Do uPVC Windows Last?

29th February 2024 |

uPVC Windows

Well designed, manufactured and correctly installed uPVC windows can be an excellent addition to your home, regardless of the age and style of your property.

They have been around for decades and the versatility and design options they offer mean that there is often a style and cost option that suits any homeowner’s budget. But how much will they cost you and when fitted, how long can you expect uPVC windows to last?White uPVC orangery

These are really great questions, and we are often asked them here at Majestic Designs. We’ve been designing, manufacturing and installing beautiful, high performing uPVC windows, doors and conservatories for over twenty years. In that time we’ve fitted windows in every type of home, house, flat and property and we’ve learnt a great deal about making sure the investment you make in your uPVC windows can be protected.

We have a brilliant team of designers, customer service staff and expert fitters and we’re all very happy to share our experience and knowledge with you.

If you are thinking about installing uPVC windows in your home, perhaps upgrading older timber frames or renewing a set of older uPVC windows that are past their best, talk to us about options, styles and costs to get a clearer idea of what is possible and how we can help you.

5 Benefits of Installing uPVC Windows in Your Home

uPVC windows are already well established as a practical and versatile option for a wide variety of homes and properties. Their durability and energy efficiency credentials are well known and understood and they are the most popular choice for the majority of our customers for many reasons.

The benefits of uPVC windows include:

Low Maintenance Requirements

One of the primary benefits of uPVC windows is that they require very little on-going or yearly maintenance. Contrast this with the relentless schedule of sanding, priming and painting traditional timber framed windows and the initial investment quickly bears fruit in money and time saved. uPVC is extremely advantageous in that it does not rot or warp over time which ensures its longer, productive lifespan.

Enhanced Energy Efficiency

Greater environmental awareness and the impact of a personal carbon footprint are issues that are uppermost in the minds of many new and existing homeowners.

uPVC windows can be an economical and effective way to reduce your home’s carbon footprint by reducing the heat lost in winter and ensuring a cooler home in the hotter summer months.

In this way, heating and cooling bills are reduced, saving you money and ensuring your home has a better energy efficiency rating.

A Safer, More Secure Home

uPVC windows provide better security and therefore safety because they come with superior locking functions as standard.

Multipoint locks and secure trickle ventilation mean that your home is not only warmer in winter, cooler in the summer it is also safer all year round.

Versatility and Flexibility

uPVC is valued by many of our customers because of the levels of flexibility offered as well as the wide variety of aesthetic options. uPVC windows are not only practical, durable and cost effective, they can also provide an opportunity to create a personal and unique look to a home.

From the traditional feel of sash windows to the contemporary look of coloured frames, choosing uPVC in a modern home renovation means you are not limited in your choices.

UV Protection

We spend a lot of time choosing the way our home looks, arranging items that have personal or emotional significance and investing money in the right furniture and art that helps to express our personalities. This effort and expenditure can make the impact of UV damage through windows and doors especially frustrating.

We all know that increased natural light and good ventilation in a home can help mental wellbeing and overall health. This is where uPVC windows can offer an additional benefit, by allowing plenty of light and air in whilst keeping out harmful and damaging UV rays that can bleach furniture, fabrics and decorative items in your home.

How Much Do uPVC Windows Cost?

Obviously the final price tag for your newly designed and installed uPVC windows is going to depend on the number of windows you order, their size, finish and whether they are triple or double glazed.

It is worth saying that if your home is situated in a particularly busy or noisy location or if you work shifts and need to sleep during the daytime, investing in triple glazing can make a huge difference to your home and potentially your health and wellbeing.White uPVC Edwardian conservatory installation

On average, a new uPVC window will cost you anywhere from £150 to £900 per window depending on the style, size and finish. uPVC sash windows typically cost more than casement windows and if you have additional design features like leaded or Georgian windows you’ll be paying the higher end of the price bracket.

The best thing you can do when embarking on a home improvement project like new uPVC windows, is to chat to the experts. Our helpful team will be able to talk you through the options and show you the available designs that match your budget.

How Long Do uPVC Windows Last?

With the essential, minimal level of care including regular cleaning and checking of seals and hinges, uPVC windows that have been well designed and properly fitted by an experienced and qualified fitter can last for as long as 35 years.

The usual lifespan for a uPVC window that is exposed to regular UK weather is 10 – 30 years, with the average window lasting for a solid 20 years. Making them a very sound investment if you intend to be in your current property for a while.

Why Choose uPVC Windows For Your Home?

uPVC windows offer so many positive benefits to homeowners that their enduring popularity and widespread use makes perfect sense. They provide enhanced security, better energy efficiency, a variety of finishes and superior environmental credentials.

At Majestic Designs we have been installing beautiful and durable uPVC windows, doors and conservatories for over twenty years, helping all of our customers to create safer, warmer, more secure homes.

If you would like to discuss the benefits that uPVC windows can offer you, just give one of our helpful team members a call today.

Call us on 01934 741 294 or send us a message online.

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Serving clients across Somerset and the South West

Majestic Designs install quality double glazing products throughout Somerset. From Taunton to Yeovil and Weston-super-Mare to Wells; our insistence on quality installations and outstanding customer care remains the same. With our factories and showroom in Cheddar, we are conveniently located in the heart of Somerset, with easy access to the surrounding towns and villages. As part of the local community, we are dedicated to improving the lives of all our customers and by employing a local workforce we are investing in the future prosperity of the area.

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