Double glazed windows are a great investment. They help to effectively insulate your home, keeping it cool in summer and warm in winter.
They’re also an effective way to soundproof your home – ideal for negating those noisy neighbours. When it comes to insulation, the type of frame that you choose for your windows is also important. One option that you should consider is uPVC.
uPVC is short of unplasticised polyvinyl chloride and it is also known as rigid PVC. It is a hard material that is not flexible and it doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals such as phthalates or BP. This makes uPVC an ideal material for constructions and renovations.
Yet like any building material, uPVC has its pros and cons. Let’s take a further look at them within the context of double glazed windows.
Window and Doors are one of the key areas in your home that needs efficient insulation. The others are your roof and walls. uPVC window frames provide effective insulation and you will see the advantages in many areas. Reduce energy consumption by up to 30-40%, decrease noise pollution by up to 70%, increase your property value and find comfort in all weather conditions. uPVC insulated window frames come specially designed to fit double glazed windows, making them an ideal choice.
uPVC windows are ultra low-maintenance. You can literally install them and forget about them. You won’t need to do anything to keep them working.
Durable, with a Long Life Span
uPVC is a sturdy material. With a 40 – 50 year life span, it will not rust like steel frames or rot like timber ones, and there is no chance of termites or white ants making a meal out of it.
uPVC comes engineered to be durable and reliable. That means that it will stand up to the test of severe weather. This is especially important for double glazed windows. Australian weather can be unforgiving. We have hot sun, wild winds and severe storms. uPVC frames will withstand these harsh conditions and are also salt resistant, making them ideal for the 90% of Australians who live in coastal areas.
In addition to reducing energy consumption levels, uPVC can be recycled up to 10 times or put into new products.
uPVC is fire resistant and will not cause, support or enhance the natural development of fire. Our products are BAL40 approved.
Want to Know More?
Do you have further questions or would you like a quote on uPVC double glazed windows? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Mint Windows and Doors. We’re happy to provide any help that you may need.