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If you are thinking about having new windows installed in your home, but are put off by the old white plastic image, think again. uPVC windows and doors have undergone considerable changes, especially over the last few years. The modern uPVC style is as different from the windows of yesteryear as chalk is to cheese. You can choose the kind of finish that you want; even frames that look no different to natural wood are now available. Many modern windows and doors are now just as beautiful as their more traditional wooden counterparts.
The Benefits of uPVC Windows
If you plan on having new windows fitted then you’ll find that uPVC has considerable advantages over the older real wood and glass style. You can choose to have your windows double or triple glazed, recommended if you live in a high traffic area or a very noisy neighbourhood. Plus, your new windows won’t just protect your ears from unwanted noise; they will also lower your energy bills too. uPVC windows have a high insulating capacity, which means that more of the expensive heat you are paying for stays inside your home, rather than, literally, going out of the window.
Plastic windows often come with a ten year guarantee, although the modern ones can last a lot longer than those ten years. One of the great things about the kind of finish you will get with your new windows is not just that they will look beautiful, but unlike their wooden counterparts, you won’t need to repaint them every couple of years to keep them that way. Just give them the occasional clean with warm, lightly soaped water and your frames will look as good as they did when they were first installed.
It is a fact that those people who do have the new type of plastic window installed find that it saves them money over the longer term. As mentioned previously, the windows are easy to keep clean and you don’t have to pay to have them restored to their original beauty, because the finish will carry on looking good for years to come. Over time, you’ll find that you spend less on energy bills because you are not losing heat in the same way as before. uPVC windows keep out the drafts and keep in the heat, so in the long run, they work out to be far more cost-effective than their wooden counterparts.
A Great Selling Point
If you are thinking about putting your home up for sale in the near future, then a property with new uPVC windows will tend to sell faster than a home where the old windows haven’t been replaced. Most buyers are looking for a property that they can put their own stamp on, but where they don’t have to shoulder a lot of heavy renovation costs. New windows and doors add value to a property and some studies suggest that this kind of improvement will move a home off the property market a lot quicker than those without new windows. Most buyers appreciate the clean look that modern uPVC windows have and they recognise that they will save money on their energy bills with the enhanced insulation these windows provide.