uPVC windows – A cheaper, low maintenance option to timber windows

Benefit of installing new windows

uPVC window replacement and new installations are hugely popular as it allows a homeowner to update the look of their property, improve the energy efficiency of their home and increase the value of the house.

uPVc, also known as un-plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride (uPVC) is a popular material, surpassing aluminium and timber-frame windows as the material of choice.

Cost is a big factor in its popularity. uPVC is  a cheaper material compared to aluminium and timber. Its relative cost effectiveness makes it an even more attractive option.

Another hugely appealing feature of uPVC is its low maintenance. uPVC doesn’t rot, flake, fade or rust. Plus it only needs a quick wipe down with a cloth to keep it clean. uPVC is also strong, durable and resistant. The white plastic look is also very clean and simple and is sometimes considered a more attractive option to aluminium and timber.

With so many different choices of window type including uPVC double glazing, timber-framed windows, metal framed windows, velux windows and sash uPVC windows, there are different trade standards and associations to cover the window banner. The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF), Plastic Window Federation (PWF) and TrustMark are all standards and associations that cover the window sector.


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Homeowners favour uPVC double glazing over any other windows

With so many options to styles and sizes, you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to uPVC windows. Most consumers have an idea of the style they want, and with double glazing firms stocking wide ranges of choices, including:

  • uPVC casement windows
  • uPVC sash windows
  • Reversible windows
  • Tilt & turn

Casement windows are one of the most versatile types of uPVC windows and suit virtually any style of property. uPVC sash windows are popular for traditional and period properties. Whatever style of uPVC window, most windows fitters will supply and install  windows as a package deal. There are various companies that only offer supply of uPVC double glazing and most that offer full installation packages will also sell you the products themselves without the fitting service included. However, it is wise to remember that most firms will be able to offer discounted prices for the supply and fitting of your windows with buy-on-get-one-free and free upstairs window installations offers very popular within the industry.

Why are uPVC windows so popular?

uPVC windows are a popular choice for homeowners because they offer many benefits compared to other types of windows. Known for being very durable, the chances of you having to repair the structures themselves are very small.

Some of the advantages of uPVC windows are:

  • Improves the energy efficiency of your home
  • Will make your home more attractive and increase its value
  • uPVC windows are cost effective and cheaper to install than metal and timber windows
  • UPVC is a strong and secure material and is very easy to maintain

The windows/glazing firms that are registered with us offer a variety of services from the supply and installation of uPVC windows to repairs on existing uPVC fixtures. Fill out the Windows Guide quote form and request up to three quotes.


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