Windows made from Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride, more commonly known as uPVC are a very popular choice in the UK mainly due to their low maintenance requirements. They are often used as an alternative to painted wood, predominately in the window frames and sills. In new construction they are used for the purpose of double glazing to increase energy efficiency of a property, this is also why many older single glazed windows are replaced.
In short the average lifespan of uPVC windows is around 20 years, however this can vary by as much as ten year either side as it can be impacted on other factors such as the quality of the window, the location and how they are used.
Although uPVC windows are low maintenance, and in most cases will last their 20 year lifespan, certain events and factors may effect this and mean they need replacing much sooner, this can still be the case even if they were professionally and correctly installed.
UPVC windows are fairly budget friendly, especially when you consider how little maintenance cost there are involved compared to other window materials. They do not require sanding, resealing, or paining. Unlike wooden windows they are not subject to warping or moisture absorption. And heat loss is measurably reduced due to the double glazing and uPVC material and this reduction in heat loss is proven to save a significant amount of money on energy bills.
If you are looking to replace your current windows with uPVC windows or are completing a new project and require uPVC windows fitting in Warrington, then contact In2 Windows & Doors today – 01925 560 014