Top 7 Perks of Choosing uPVC Windows in 2023
Your choice of window can hugely influence how your home looks and performs. There are plenty of choices in the market but uPVC windows come with a range of advantages.
uPVC windows are one of the most popular installations due to their aesthetic and performance benefits. At Ecostar, we are expert manufacturers and installers of quality double glazing products based in Dandenong. Our uPVC window services are available to homeowners in suburbs across Melbourne and Victoria, so get your project started today!
From their sustainability to their inherent durability and thermal efficiency, our products have all been designed to offer superior quality. Invest in only the best double glazing for your home improvement project.
What is uPVC?
uPVC or Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride is made of heated plastic powder that’s poured into a mould to create a flexible shape. Once the uPVC has cooled, it is cut and prepared to be converted into a high-grade windows.
uPVC is an ideal material for a window because it is long-lasting and low maintenance. They can improve the general functionality of your home while giving it fantastic kerb appeal.
Perks Of Choosing uPVC Windows For Your Home
1. Low Maintenance
One of the key benefits of uPVC windows is how easy they are to maintain. They require minimal time, money and energy to ensure they stay looking as good as the day they were installed. uPVC is a material that handles whatever life throws at it, including adverse weather conditions.
These rigid profiles simply need wiping down with a soapy cloth every now and then to maintain their attractive looks. To keep the locking mechanisms operating smoothly, lubricate them regularly.
2. Enhanced Security
uPVC windows offer an enhanced level of security in comparison to traditional timber profiles. uPVC as a material is inherently tough, making them difficult for even the most determined intruder to gain entry to your property. uPVC is also resistant to seawater, chemicals, and contaminants because it is a stable compound.
All our uPVC windows are Secured by Design accredited, a UK police-approved system to ensure a building is secure. The sturdy framework is paired with durable double glazing and a state-of-the-art six-point locking system as standard.
3. Environmentally Friendly
uPVC is one of the most sustainable materials used for windows because they are recyclable and have a long lifespan. uPVC windows require less energy during the production process in companion to steel, timber and aluminium alternatives.
When these windows reach the end of their long life, they can be recycled. In fact, uPVC windows can be recycled as many as 350 times! This will reduce their environmental impact.
Our range of uPVC windows offers excellent insulation properties, which can help reduce the energy consumption of any home. They will help limit your carbon footprint as well as help to lower energy bills.
4. Enhanced Levels Of Insulation
Our range of premium quality uPVC products offers outstanding energy efficiency. With U-values as low as 1.0 W/m2K, our windows enhance your building’s thermal retention qualities and overall performance with ease.
As well as keeping your property consistently warm in the colder months, uPVC profiles can help keep your home cool in summer. By deflecting heat from the outside, you and your family can enjoy a consistently comfortable space all year round.
5. Long Lasting
Another benefit to uPVC windows is that they are stronger and more robust than traditional timber installations. Once installed into your property, you can enjoy many years of use without compromising the look or performance.
Our uPVC windows have been designed and fabricated to withstand the degrading effects of salt, erosion and other common issues Australia’s harsh climate like to throw at them. With minimal maintenance, uPVC windows will never fade, pit, corrode, peel or flake. They will also not lose their shape, making them a fantastic investment.
6. Fire Resistant
Because uPVC is inherently flame-resistant throughout its long life, fire tests have shown that they are self-extinguishing. This means these windows won’t initiate, support, or encourage the growth of the fire. Some of our windows also make excellent fire escapes, should an incident occur in your home.
7. Kerb Appeal
Our double glazed uPVC windows offer a range of attractive features and benefits. We offer a range of designs, all of which can be customised to suit your current architecture and personal preferences. Investing in one of these low-maintenance solutions adds kerb appeal and raises the market value of your home.
We hope this article has helped you understand why you should choose uPVC windows this year. If you would like to find out more, contact us today. Our friendly team will be on hand to help you.