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Guide to Buying a uPVC Door or Window

Buying a uPVC Door or Window

Are you thinking of buying a uPVC door or window? Please don’t go any further until you have read our helpful guide.

It is a good idea to consider a few things before making a final decision. Read on to learn more about buying a uPVC door or window.

What is uPVC?

Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride, or uPVC, is a lightweight, strong material used in many door and window frames.

It is a modern substitute for aluminium or wood and offers a low-maintenance solution.

Most homeowners choose uPVC double-glazed windows as they have superior insulating properties and are energy efficient. They are also economical to install.

What should you consider when buying uPVC windows or doors?

It can be confusing when looking for new windows or doors, and you may wonder how to decide. Before choosing new uPVC windows or doors for your home, find out about the following factors:

·        Keeping your Home Secure

Looking after your home and loved ones is a number one factor.

Look out for uPVC frames that have reinforced steel to provide additional strength and help prevent break-ins.

You should also choose windows and doors with modern locking systems and state-of-the-art locking technology to ensure your property is kept fully secure.

·        Energy Efficiency

Reduce heat loss in winter to save energy and reduce your heating bills. According to the Energy Savings Trust, choosing an energy-efficient window or door will help you save money over time.

Ensure windows have weatherproof silicone sealants to reduce heat loss and improve insulation. Choose double or triple glazing and check that glazing is A-rated for maximum energy efficiency.

·        Reduce Noise

Depending on where you live, noise can be a significant factor in choosing new uPVC windows and doors. Live near a train track or busy road? Opt for maximum noise reduction to keep your home soundproofed.

You may find the option of triple-glazed uPVC windows to be the perfect solution to unwanted noise pollution.

·        Professional Installation

Whilst it is possible to do it yourself, window installation is crucial to ensuring the top performance of new windows and doors.

We recommend professional installation to ensure that windows are fitted correctly and seals are tight so that your new windows and doors are weatherproof and provide maximum protection to your home.

Choose an installer with plenty of experience to ensure your home is respected and you can guarantee a reliable service.

8 Advantages of our uPVC Windows and Doors

  • Security – Steel reinforcement and state-of-the-art locking systems.
  • Insulation – Superior energy efficiency with A-rated glazing.
  •  Durability – Resistant to weather and harsh conditions.
  • Economical – More economical than aluminium and wood frames.
  • Weather Resistant – Will not rust or rot.
  • Low Maintenance – Easy to clean and maintain.
  • Range of styles and colours – Choose a window or door style to suit a traditional or contemporary home in a wide range of colours to suit your style.
  • Professional Installation – Experienced team of installers who pride themselves on delivering personal service.

If you are ready to explore our range of uPVC windows or doors, get in touch with us at Colne Valley Windows today.

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