PVC window benefits
What are PVC Windows?
PVC or uPVC is unplasticised polyvinyl chloride, it’s a low maintenance and highly durable building material that has quite a number of uses. It has become a popular alternative to painted timber due to its resistance to chemicals, weathering and oxidation.
PVC is the ideal material for double glazed windows. They have a modern appearance and are completely energy efficient, as well as being affordable, low maintenance and thermally sound. At Advanced Roofline we have an excellent range of PVC windows available.
Our designs come in a range of colours and finishes including authentic wood-grain effects to match into any home – no matter the style or era. Choose us as your window contractors Northern Ireland for PVC styles that will look good for years to come.
PVC Windows: The Benefits
PVC windows are tough, robust and durable. At Advanced Roofline all of our frames are fully welded, internally beaded and steel reinforced to have maximum strength and high levels of security. The PVC coating used is also protective against corrosion and UV rays which can cause the material to fade with sun exposure.
Our double glazed PVC windows are also fitted with a high performance multi-point mechanism as standard to ensure safety for your home. In addition, PUV exceeds expectations with an ultra-light sturdy frame to prevent intrusion.
A Range of Styles
It used to be that uPVC windows and doors only came in white, however developments in the manufacturing process mean they’re available in range of styles. Not only can you choose from a variety of colours but they come in customisable shapes with wood-like imitation effects.
As top window contractors Northern Ireland, we can tailor your uPVC window frames to bespoke specifications to perfectly fit your home. All of our window styles are available in all opening configurations and colour options – from authentic grain effect foils to spray painted RAL colours.
Thermal and Energy Efficient
When it comes to buying PVC windows, thermal efficiency is an important factor. This is because your choice of materials will impact the heat and energy rating of your home. Luckily, PVC is a low conductor of heat and when fitted it forms a closed air system to minimise the loss of warmth.
The use of PVC windows can also reduce your carbon footprint as they’re made from fully recyclable materials to sustain minimal long-term impact on the environment. When installing new windows Advanced Roofline will always make sure that your old ones are properly recycled.
Protection against the Elements
Living in Northern Ireland or the UK means that we are susceptible to harsh weathering conditions – which can take their toll on our homes exterior. PVC windows cannot be damaged by exposure to wind or water. This means that they have a longer lifespan and won’t age for years to come.
Whilst uPVC windows and doors can stand up to the weather much better than their wooden counterparts, we do recommend some maintenance. Regular care of any external uPVC materials around your home will ensure their longevity.
As we mentioned above we do recommend some care for your PVC windows, but this material is relatively low maintenance. Other materials used outside your home can require annual sanding, varnishing and even repainting. UPVC can last for decades without any signs of weather damage.
The only upkeep we recommend is a simple wipe-down with warm soapy water to remove any dirt and prevent staining.
At Advanced Roofline we recommend using PVC in combination with double glazing. The reason for this is that together they work to effectively decrease noise from entering your home. PVC windows and doors are known to reduce noise pollution by up to 50% when compared to other materials.
PVC windows come available in a range of styles and products like tilt and turn windows can provide a well needed ventilation system with effective airflow. Window contractors Advanced Roofline offer tilt and turn windows with an advanced bi folding ability.
These allow as much or as little ventilation as needed and can be opened with multiple options as you desire. They offer added security, convenient features and can easily double as a suitable fire escape.