uPVC stands for un-plasticised polyvinyl chloride. It’s most commonly used to create windows and doors, wrapped around a galvanised steel core which gives it exceptional strength. Over recent years, uPVC products have grown in popularity and become one of the most widely used materials found in the home. They are not just the choice of Alpine Windows and Doors, they are favoured by major glazing companies across the world, it is the number one choice thanks to its multiple benefits.
Not only are the windows generally priced lower than other materials, but they also reduce energy bills and can increase the value of your home.
uPVC doesn’t swell, rust or warp like timber or metal and remains highly weather resistant
uPVC doesn’t rot or chip and generally only requires occasional wiping with a cloth to clean.
uPVC prevents dampness and the cold entering your home, whilst keeping the heat in.
uPVC with a metal core is exceptionally strong and difficult to force/break open.
uPVC offers better sound proofing than most of its rivals. A home with uPVC doors and windows is generally a quieter, more peaceful place to live!
For more information, feel free to get in touch with the Alpine Windows and Doors team today.