UPVC windows are used for new and replacement double glazed windows in home and commercial applications. UPVC windows are available in a variety of designs and are a good choice for buyers looking for quality, durability and affordability. They have grown in popularity over the years because they are easy to mass-produce, have low cost, low maintenance and high insulation.
UPVC windows are made from layers of unplasticized polyvinyl chloride that are extruded and formed into sections. Creating the synthetic material requires a lot of energy, but the product is recyclable and requires no wood. The ability to mass-produce UPVC allows for an affordable cost to consumers.
UPVC window frames can be assembled and installed in one of two ways, screwing or bolting, or welding. Bolting or screwing the sections into frames and windows is a fast way to assemble them, and allows for easy replacement of damaged parts. Welding creates a stronger assembly, but makes it more difficult to make replacements.
UPVC windows are available in a wide range of styles, including casement windows, vertical sliding, and reversible and tilt-and-turn windows. Casement windows can be fixed, side-hinged or top-hinged, and are noted for their high level of security. Vertical sliding sash windows are also possible for consumers wanting a classic look. Reversible windows are a good choice for high-rise buildings because they eliminate much of the difficulty of cleaning. The hinges allow the window to rotate 180 degrees, so that the exterior of windows can be cleaned from the ease and safety of inside. Tilt-and-turn windows have a special mechanism that allows the window to open inwards from the side or top to help with ventilation and airflow.
The synthetic material is a low maintenance product, making UPVC windows easy to care for. Problems that occur with other types of windows, such as pests, rot and weathering is resisted by the material. It is easy to keep the windows looking good and working well for a long time. All is takes is cleaning with warm, soapy water once in a while as well as lubricating the hinges.
The synthetic material of UPVC windows does not mean that buyers need to sacrifice aesthetics. Many designers are now using these windows, and the product is made to look good for a long time. The clean, sharp lines and good construction add to the look of the house or building they are applied to. In addition, they can come in a variety of colors, as well as a photo realistic wood finish, and the look will not deteriorate over time.
UPVC double glazed windows also enhance thermal and noise insulation. Up to 60% of heat loss occurs through windows and doors, and UPVC windows can help to stabilize a home?s temperature and reduce energy costs. The air space between the two panes of glass provides an insulating layer between inside and outside. These windows also help with noise insulation, helping create a quite environment inside the home.