The Eco Benefits of uPVC Double Glazed Windows

Properties lose heat as a result of poor insulation, including through walls, doors and windows. Glazing with energy-efficient designs and materials help keep a home warmer, which reduces both heat loss and energy bills. Double glazed windows also help reduce outside noises, providing homeowners with a quieter and more comfortable space to enjoy. uPVC double glazed windows are one product that will improve how energy is used and help lower your energy costs.

About uPVC Double Glazed Windows

In addition to wood, aluminum, steel and composite, uPVC (or unplasticized polyvinyl chloride) is a popular material used for frames on double glazed windows. Unlike wooden frames, uPVC does not warp due to changes in the outside temperature. With a lifespan of more than 20 years, the lightweight and durable material can also be recycled. They are also lower maintenance requirements since uPVC glazed window frames do not need to be re-finished or re-painted over time like wooden or some metal frames.

uPVC double glazed windows are available in a range of colours and finishes. This allows homeowners to choose windows that complement their property as well as their personal style preferences. Windows are also available in a range of styles. Often used between casements as part of a bay window, fixed uPVC double glazed windows cannot be opened. Bay windows create a stunning focal point with a number of sections that form a square, rectangular, polygonal or curved shape. Sash windows are a classic design with one or more parts that slide up and down within the frame. Similarly, tilt and turn windows can be tilted in a variety of ways using hinges. Casement windows are also hinged to the top or side of the frame, although they offer more limited movement. They might also be used in combination with fixed units. Speak to a local specialist to find out which options are available to you. Specialist glaziers and double glazing installers operate throughout the UK including those serving the areas in and around Doncaster, Ipswich and Southampton.

The Benefits of uPVC Double Glazed Windows

One of the main benefits of uPVC double glazed windows is its ability to reduce heat loss. This is achieved through the window's design, which features two sheets of glass with a gap in between that creates an insulating barrier. Some of the most efficient windows use gases in the gap such as argon, krypton and xenon. An energy-rating scale from A to G is used to rate many double glazed windows, and the frame as well as the glass is taken into account when assessing the product's efficiency at retaining heat. The rating scheme is overseen by the British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC). A-rated double glazed windows can save up to 160 in home energy costs, according to the Energy Saving Trust. The amount of savings depends on the size of the property as well as the size and material of the window.

In addition to lower energy bills, long-lasting uPVC double glazed windows provide a number of other advantages. Since your property is better insulated, the amount of energy required to heat it is lower with uPVC double glazed windows. As a result, they help you reduce your carbon footprint by improving the energy efficiency of your property. Since they are also recyclable, you are reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. By keeping heat in, these windows also help create a more comfortable home that is warmer and with fewer cold spots or draughts. The windows also reduce the amount of noise that is audible from within the property, making the home more peaceful. Double glazed windows also reduce condensation build-up on the inside of the windows, leaving you with more attractive windows.