To ensure you choose the most suitable style of window, it is important to consider all the benefits and limitations. Factors such as the building design, building performance, planning and sustainability will need to be considered. Of course, budget is a key requirement.
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uPVC, also known as Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride, is a low-maintenance building material used as a substitute for painted wood, mostly for window frames and cills when installing double glazing in new buildings, or to replace older single glazed windows.
It is good to know, that uPVC is a cheaper alternative too expensive hardwood timber and aluminium. It is a popular material due to its durability and it being a cost-effective option.
If you're looking for energy efficiency, then uPVC is the perfect choice as it is highly thermally insulated.
Aluminium windows are lightweight, strong and durable. Aluminium tends to be stronger than uPVC. This means that aluminium windows can have a smaller profile and a larger glass surface area due to the frames.
Aluminium windows can come in a powder coated finish, giving a wide variety of colours and finishes e.g. gloss, satin and matt.
Aluminium has a high durability. The material is resistant to corrosion and does not rust. Aluminium windows can last up to 20 years, if not longer.
Being 100% recyclable, aluminium windows are far more environmentally friendly than uPVC. If you ever need to replace your aluminium frames, the old ones can be recycled into new objects.
Timber windows also come with several advantages. One of them being that Timber framed windows have a long life-span. This can be over 60 years (to compare, uPVC have a life span of around 30 years). Timber windows can be maintained and repaired
to increase their lifespan, without having to replace the whole window. Modern technologies allow for microporous paints to be applied to timber frames giving longevity to frame finishes.
Planning requirements can play a big part in deciding what style of window you choose. Timber windows can add character to listed properties or those in a conservation area.
A great advantage is that Timber windows have a low thermal conductivity, so they are a good insulator.
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