Otherwise known as unplasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride, uPVC is the most popular choice for new double glazed windows.
It has a smart finish, is cheaper than other suitable options and can last for more than 20 years.
However, before it can be used in manufacture it has to be modified. This is because pure PVC is not suitable.
PVC is used in other production areas such as hand bags, shoes and fake leather.
When PVC is need for the double glazing industry it?s mixed with stabilisers and additives to ensure it lasts. This will give it the longevity it needs to survive changing weather conditions whilst providing it with UV resistance.
The process gives PVC the brilliant white finish you?ll see on double glazed units. However, the colour can be changed and there are plenty to choose from.
uPVC can be used for windows, doors and conservatories because of a number of great properties it has.
- uPVC will not rot or biologically decompose
- uPVC is tough on impact and is hard to crack and scratch
- uPVC can survive normal temperatures and will not lose its shape
- uPVC is resistant to changing weather conditions
- uPVC needs little maintenance to keep clean
- uPVC can be reshaped at extremely high temperatures, so recycling is always a possibility
- uPVC windows can incorporate the latest security measures.
uPVC double glazing has all the qualities you?ll need for successful windows. They?ll also reduce the heat loss in your home, giving your property improved energy efficiency.
Just like aluminium and wooden double glazing, uPVC will help to cut your energy bills, which is particularly important at a time when fuel costs are on the rise.
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