Coral Window's Guide to UPVC Windows
By AdFeatures | Thursday, September 13, 2012, 09:15
If you are making improvements to your home one thing you can do to really make a difference is replace your windows. This is especially true if you have wooden windows, as by simply having UPVC windows fitted you can add to the comfort, look and efficiency of your home.
What is so special about UPVC windows?
UPVC is the perfect material for window frames because unlike wood it doesn't rot or decompose, ensuring they will last for years to come. It is also resistant to weathering so your windows are not going to get ruined in the classic Great British weather. UPVC windows are also energy efficient, help improve the home’s security and come in a great range of designs.
With soaring energy bills and more and more people looking to become environmentally friendly one simple way is to change your windows. According to the Energy Savings Trust, changing your single glazed windows to B-rated double glazed windows you could save £165 a year on your energy bills, as well as reducing your carbon footprint.
Installing UPVC windows will actually make living in home more comfortable. Energy efficient double glazed windows help reduce the number of draughts coming into your home. What's more they also reduce the amount of heat escaping from your house as well as preventing the build-up of condensation on your windows. This means that your home will be warmer and much more pleasant to live in.
Double glazed UPVC windows are also great at keeping out noise from the outside world. This means that when you go home you can leave the outside world behind.
UPVC windows are incredibly secure as they have so many added features which help keep your home safe. UPVC windows from Coral have key locking handles which in themselves are very secure, though add to this the fact they all have hinge bolts, which means that the hinge side is just as secure as the lock side. Each UPVC unit is internally beaded (where the glass is held from the inside) which is far more secure against burglars than externally beaded designs. This means that you can be sure that your windows are safe and because they last for years you don't have to worry about your windows degrading and becoming less secure.
Of course safety and energy efficiency is important but you also want your home to look good. One of the great things about UPVC windows is you are not restricted to boring white units. Instead you can pick window frames in a variety of colours and when you add in glass options your new windows can be truly unique. Therefore, when replacing your windows the design options are truly endless.