6 Sep, 2019
UPVC, also known as unplasticized polyvinyl chloride, which is a low-maintenance building material used as a substitute for painted wood, mostly for window frames and sills when installing double glazing in new buildings, or to replace older single glazed windows. It has many other uses including fascia, and siding or weatherboarding.
What is good to know, is that UPVC material is a cheaper alternative to expensive hardwood timber and aluminium. It is a popular due to its durability and it being a cost-effective option. It is also known as PVC and UPVC.
The amazing strength, versatility and low maintenance of using vinyl polymer which is bound to chlorine atoms, so the window frames are not actually plastic and can work well with steel. This means that homeowners won’t have high ongoing costs.
Currently, all UPVC windows and doors must be energy rated to conform with the Building Regulations, and are available in choice of attractive colors and wood-grain timber effect finishes.
If you’re looking for energy efficiency, UPVC is the perfect choice. They have a very low thermal conductivity as a result of the type of materials used in manufacturing. This stops heat escaping as easily as it can do with some other building materials.
The main advantage of all high quality UPVC products is that they never need painting, plus the only maintenance they really tend to need is a wipe down with a damp cloth once every couple of years or so.