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uPVC Modern Windows

uPVC Modern Windows

Here’s why modern windows are the way to go

They aren’t a bulky, plastic system – they can look very stylish.

Unlike aluminium or wood, modern uPVC windows and doors do not let heat in from the outside in summer. Nor do they let your home’s heat escape during the winter. Given that a staggering 25% of the total energy in a building is lost through the windows, our team recommend uPVC modern windows as it’s the wiser option.

 

The reason for this is that uPVC modern windows can bring down your energy loss to anywhere between 10-15%!

The general public tends to view uPVC modern windows as this bulky, plastic system. However, uPVC modern windows refer to Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride and can look very stylish. These elegant systems can even provide maximum security to your home.

 

Such a product offers a warranty of about twenty years and is a user-friendly product.

uPVC casement sections are waterproof and, along with the right glass, soundproof as well. The material is also resistant to woodworm, does not rust, crack, chip or fade in colour. Therefore, uPVC modern windows are very durable and require minimum maintenance.

 

 

What are the key differences between wooden, aluminium and modern windows?

Boyland Windows take you through the ins and outs of the most popular materials on the market.

 

Energy at the Time of Production

Wooden Windows

Can be eco-friendly and, compared to aluminium counterpart, uses less energy.

 

Aluminium Windows

These windows use up a whopping 7.5 times more energy than its counterparts!

 

uPVC Windows

These eco-friendly units use far less energy to convert raw materials to the finished goods.

 

 

Strength & Durability

Wooden Windows

Stronger and more durable but highly susceptible to fire.

 

Aluminium Windows

With its rigidity, slim appearance and large glass surface area, this is a must for most.

 

uPVC Windows

Unfortunately, uPVC windows are not as strong as its counterparts.

 

 

Operation

Wooden Windows

Not particularly smooth as they can make a noise during operation.

 

Aluminium Windows

Makes noise and is affected by weather and excess moisture.

 

uPVC Windows

These windows have a smooth operation and don’t make noise.

 

 

Expansion & Contraction

Wooden Windows

Absorbs moisture, leading to expansion, contraction, distortion and gaps.

 

Aluminium Windows

It’s high thermal expansion can lead to distortion if not manufactured or installed properly.

 

uPVC Modern Windows

Does not expand or contract – making it a great fit for residential homes.

 

 

Thermal Insulation

Wooden Windows

Is (somewhat ironically) a poor conductor of heat.

 

Aluminium Windows

Is thermally inefficient and made of a highly conductive material.

 

uPVC Windows

Is a poor conductor of heat and offers superior thermal insulation.

 

 

Woodworm & Waste Disposal

Wooden Windows

Prone to woodworm, hence the name. For waste purposes, separation can be difficult.

 

Aluminium Windows

Resistant to woodworms. Paint, silicon and protective coatings, makes separation difficult.

 

uPVC Windows

Resistant to woodworms and up to 99% of uPVC modern windows can be separated.

 

 

Resistant to Corrosion

Wooden Windows

Does not rust or corrode.

 

Aluminium Windows

Prone to oxidisation and susceptible to corrosion.

 

uPVC Windows

Does not rust or corrode.

 

 

UV Resistant

Wooden Windows

Requires constant re-polishing or finishing due to fading.

 

Aluminium Windows

Despite being powder-coated and anodised, it can discolour.

 

uPVC Windows

Does not fade due to a special UV-resistant blend.

 

 

Fire & Fire Escapes

Wooden Windows

Can catch fire easily, and is therefore NOT to be used for a fire exit.

 

Aluminium Windows

Glass and aluminium have exceptionally high melting point and do not break away easily.

 

uPVC Windows

Does not propagate fire and glass can be pushed out of the frame in an emergency.

 

 

Eco-friendliness & Sound Insulation

Wooden Windows

Deforestation is bad, but sustainably sourced wood is eco-friendly. Is a good insulator.

 

Aluminium Windows

Is eco-friendly but – compared to wood and uPVC modern windows – is not soundproof.

 

uPVC Windows

Is eco-friendly and far quieter than its counterparts.

 

 

Aesthetics, Weight & Finish

Wooden Windows

Is heavyweight and aesthetically pleasing but requires painting and polishing.

 

Aluminium Windows

Lightweight, slim and minimal look but requires powder coating or anodising.

 

uPVC Windows

Plastic look might look bulky, but it’s lightweight and doesn’t require paint or polish.

 

 

Scrap Value & Moisture Effects

Wooden Windows

Very low scrap value. Absorbs water and is inappropriate for coastal or heavy rainfall areas.

 

Aluminium Windows

High scrap value. Good for extreme weather conditions but high PH water can corrode.

 

uPVC Windows

Low scrap value. Doesn’t swell and can be used in any weather conditions.

 

 

Recyclable, Security & Lifespan

Wooden Windows

Recyclable but has its limitations. Vulnerable to forced entry if degraded but lasts 30+ years.

 

Aluminium Windows

Can be recycled forever, is fairly secure and lasts around 45 years.

 

uPVC Windows

Can be recycled more than 10 times. Is pretty secure and can be used for 20-25 years.

 

 

Low Maintenance & Price

Wooden Windows

Needs regular painting, polishing and varnishing. After glazing, is the most expensive option.

 

Aluminium Windows

Requires periodic maintenance over periods of usage and is expensive compared to uPVC.

 

uPVC Modern Windows

No painting required, only routine wiping. uPVC modern windows are the cheapest option.

 

 

Get in contact for uPVC modern windows

First impressions are everything. Make yours count with Boyland Windows.

If we were to sum up Boyland Windows, we would say we are a solution provider for all your home improvement needs. We work with many product partners to supply you with the best possible option to use with your GOV Double Glazing Grant.

 

We cover:

Ashley – Barton on Sea – Boscombe – Bournemouth – Brockenhurst – Burley – Burton – Christchurch – Dorset – Ferndown – Hampshire – Highcliffe – Hurn – Lymington – Lyndhurst – Milford on Sea – Mudeford – The New Forest – New Milton – Poole – Ringwood – Southbourne – West Parley – Wimborne – Winton

At Boyland Windows, our friendly advisors can point you in the right direction for the best windows and doors. Have any further questions? We’re open Monday to Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm.

Please feel free to get in touch by calling 01202 499499 or use our contact form.

 

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