UPVC is a simple choice when it comes too window replacement. Cedar Views only offer A rated products as well as the option to upgrade to Triple Glazing. All systems offered by Cedar Views were designed also with Strength, Durability and security in mind to help offer peace of mind. Also, With a wide range of styles and colour options to choose from, there is an option to suit all properties within the Woking, Guildford and surrounding areas.
The cost of modern uPVC windows is often lower compared to window frames crafted from wood or aluminium, influenced by factors such as color and glazing. The overall expense varies based on window size, type, energy efficiency rating, installation charges, and the brand's quality. Opting for professional installation, albeit potentially pricier than a DIY approach, is advisable to ensure proper installation and optimal outcomes.
uPVC windows are renowned for their durability and long lifespan. Generally, properly maintained uPVC windows can last for around 20 to 30 years, and often even longer. The exact longevity can be influenced by factors such as the quality of the uPVC material, the manufacturing process, the quality of installation, the climate and environmental conditions in which they are installed, and the level of maintenance they receive. Regular cleaning and appropriate care can contribute to extending the lifespan of uPVC windows.
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and uPVC (Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride) are both types of plastic materials commonly used in windows and other building applications, but there are some key differences between them:
• PVC: PVC is a type of plastic that contains plasticizers, which are additives used to make the material more flexible. This can make traditional PVC susceptible to changes in temperature and less durable over time.
• uPVC: uPVC, on the other hand, is a modified form of PVC where the plasticizers have been removed during the manufacturing process. This makes uPVC more rigid and durable, with improved resistance to environmental factors like sunlight, heat, and cold.
• PVC: PVC windows might be more prone to warping, fading, and deterioration over time due to the presence of plasticizers.
• uPVC: uPVC windows are more durable and resistant to weathering, making them a better choice for long-term use.
• PVC: PVC windows may require more maintenance over time to retain their appearance and structural integrity.
• uPVC: uPVC windows are generally low-maintenance and retain their color and shape better over the years.
• PVC: PVC windows might not provide the same level of insulation due to their flexibility and potential for gaps or drafts.
• uPVC: uPVC windows offer better insulation properties due to their rigidity and snug fit.
• PVC: Traditional PVC can be less environmentally friendly due to the use of plasticizers, which can be harmful to the environment during manufacturing and disposal.
• uPVC: uPVC is considered more environmentally friendly since it doesn't contain plasticizers and is more easily recyclable.
In the context of windows, uPVC is often the preferred choice because of its improved durability, low maintenance, better insulation, and reduced environmental impact compared to traditional PVC.
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