20 Dec, 2022
It’s the middle of winter, and you’re spending your Friday evening replacing the weatherstripping on your living room windows. For the seventh time.
Sound familiar? If so, it’s time to get some new windows in your life! Do yourself a favor and stop repairing windows that were ready to be replaced eight repairs ago.
If your current windows are wood, you might want to consider uPVC windows for your upgrade. They’re a lot more durable, and will even save you money long term. Read on to learn more.
UPVC stands for “unplasticized polyvinyl chloride.” You might also hear it referred to as rigid PVC. This is because it’s less flexible than normal PVC.
It’s BPA and phthalate free, which is important for your health because BPA can lead to adverse behavioral effects on the brain.
It’s also becoming more and more popular. While contractors have known about uPVC’s strength for decades, homeowners typically shied away from it due to it’s less than appealing aesthetics. Modern uPVC window manufacturers, however, have found ways to make the material super attractive.
It’s now the best of both worlds — durable and easy on the eye.
There is a slew of benefits for uPVC windows, but we’ll name just a few.
First of all, uPVC windows won’t rot, rust, or warp. UPVC window repairs simply aren’t a thing — they’re that durable. Zero maintenance.
They’re made from waterproof materials, which helps them hold up to the elements. UPVC windows are termite and fire resistant, too.
They’re also colorfast — they won’t fade or peel like paint on a wooden window. Even if the uPVC is scratched, it’s the same color underneath, so it’s not noticeable at all.
Finally, they’re super airtight. Your savings on heating and cooling will offset the uPVC window cost in no time. This is also a huge plus for homes with HVAC systems, too, since they help keep dirt and dust out of your home.
Wood windows have a certain classic look to them that most homeowners love. You might think you have to sacrifice that look for the durability of wood windows. Guess what: You don’t.
UPVC windows can be made to look unidentifiable from wood, which is ideal because wood windows are a thing of the past now.
Wood will contract and expand according to the weather, leading to expensive and frequent repairs. It also needs to be painted regularly to keep your windows looking fresh. It’s fire-catching and prone to termite damage, too.
Don’t sacrifice your home’s quality for the look of wood windows when you can have it all.
Now that you’ve read up on everything you need to know about uPVC windows, are you ready to take the plunge and get some installed in your home? You’ll be glad you did!
Get in touch for a free quote! We guarantee the best prices in Chicago, and would love to get you fitted with new windows ASAP!