Though the most popular and common material used for window frames in the UK by far, PVCu often garners a reputation as being lesser than, when compared to other improvement options. Well, having provided our services in and around the Bristol area for several years, we at Associated Windows are here to tell you that this isn’t the case.
PVCu is actually incredibly versatile despite its affordability, and to prove it, we’ve put together a list of 5 things you didn’t know about PVCu Windows.
1. They can effectively replicate the look of timber
Due to limitations, throughout the 1980s it was commonplace to have replacement PVCu windows installed as White. Today this is no longer the case, so much so that if you’re a homeowner looking to move away from the contemporary aesthetic, they can be engineered to evoke the feeling of timber. Residence 9 is the premier PVCu window system that specialises in doing this, incorporating such classical elements as smooth corner welds and run-through sash horns.
2. Easily formed into almost any conceivable window style
Whereas you can only go so far with Timber, PVCu is a lot more durable and therefore makes sense as a choice of window material. It can be formed much easier, meaning that any style from the simplicity of casement to the complex nature of tilt & turn is a lot quicker to produce. Engineering costs are kept down, but homeowners still enjoy exceptional style and energy efficiency.
3. Delivers energy efficiency levels on par with other materials
Speaking of energy levels, keeping them low is becoming increasingly important. Not only does this help homeowners save money by keeping bills low, but also assures that properties are kept nice and comfortable by preventing the escape of heat. Contrary to popular belief PVCu windows can achieve an energy rating of ‘A’, putting it on par with aluminium and timber.
4. uPVC is rot and corrosion resistant
As they’ll be spending the majority of their lifespan facing the outside, it helps that PVCu frames are resistant to rot and corrosion. This means that whenever they succumb to harsh rainfall, their opening and closing mechanisms will never be at risk of seizing up, continuing to look good and perform well for many years to come.
5. Highly recyclable and environmentally-friendly
Helping to better reduce your home’s carbon footprint, PVCu can be recycled as much as 10 times. Simply put, when the day eventually comes for your PVCu windows to be replaced, the offcuts can be broken down and reused as other plastic-based products. A nice alternative considering that it would otherwise be going to landfill. This process is already standard practice across Europe, representing a small step in making the world more sustainable.
Versatile uPVC window sets from Associated Windows
As you can see, with so much versatility and options, PVCu is an ideal choice of window material that brings with it many benefits to homeowners. For more information, feel free to call the Associated Windows team either via phone on 0117 9311777 or contact us online.