If you are looking to replace your windows in 2020 but are unsure where to begin with choosing the right type of double glazing for your property, then keep reading to discover the plus points of both uPVC and aluminium windows, allowing you to make the right decision for you and your home.
Let’s explore the two different options, starting with uPVC.
uPVC windows are low maintenance
Once installed, uPVC windows require very little maintenance and can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth.
uPVC is great thermal insulators
One of the most crucial aspects when choosing new windows, you want to ensure that the ones you pick will keep your home as warm as possible. uPVC is a naturally warm material and has the ability to highly effectively retain heat, much more so than aluminium windows.
uPVC is easy to install
If you are looking to have your windows replaced quickly, then uPVC might be the right choice for you as it is a lightweight material that is quick and easy to install.
uPVC will last
uPVC has the unique ability not to fade, become warped or crack, meaning that if you invest in uPVC windows, you know that they will last you a long time. In fact, they can stay in great condition for up to 20 years.
uPVC is cheaper
If your decision will be greatly influenced by your budget, then you should know that uPVC windows are the cheaper option.
Now moving on to the benefits of aluminium windows.
Aluminium windows are strong
As a rule, aluminium windows tend to be stronger than uPVC ones, meaning that they are often very popular in commercial and public buildings such as offices and schools.
Aluminium windows are incredibly durable
In the same way that uPVC windows can stand the test of time, aluminium windows can also last up to 20 years. However, it is worth noting that aluminium windows are superior when it comes to withstanding extreme weather conditions.
Aluminium windows are sustainable
If you are looking for a more environmentally-friendly choice for your home, then aluminium windows are the right choice for you. Aluminium is 100% recyclable, meaning that it can be used again to make high quality, brand new aluminium using only a small amount of energy.
Aluminium windows come in many different designs
For those who want to express their personality through their windows, or even for homeowners who have a very clear idea in their head about the style that they want for their new windows, aluminium ones come in a variety of different colours, including dual colours, with many more options available than if you choose uPVC.
Both uPVC and aluminium frames provide you and your family with a safe and secure home, with the option of choosing durable and modern multi-lock points as well as the opportunity to connect your new windows to your home’s smart security system.
If you would like more information on replacing your existing windows with new double glazed windows, either uPVC or aluminium, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us here at Premium Glass today.