Glazing your home is important and there are so many materials you can choose from for your window and door frames. Each comes with advantages and you would have to carefully consider before making the right decision for your home. UPVC, un-plasticized polyvinylchloride, has become very popular among homeowners. The material has exceptional home insulation properties, but there are so many other benefits you stand to enjoy when you go for UPVC windows and doors.
UPVC is the abbreviation for unplasticised poly vinyl chloride commonly called vinyl. This material is known for being strong, durable, and resilient. UPVC of course has been around for at least fifty years in the construction industry, however, the demand is increasing due to the changes in the uses of the material. Wood has always been the favoured material, but today, UPVC is being chosen more often as it comes in a variety of colors and do not need any maintenance. Wood often cracks, molds in rainy weather, and can even be a treat for termites. With UPVC, the windows and doors will last for between 20 to 25 years before needing replacement.
We all want to be greener and save the planet. We all know the importance of trees to our planet and to our existence. We also know the waste of paper products, so we should all do our part to use other options instead of paper or wood so we can save a few trees and do our part of becoming green. Since UPVC is manmade and does not use any wood at all, you can have a beautiful home using this material for the windows and doors. Of course, the entire home cannot be created from UPVC, but you will be doing your part to save a tree or two by choosing UPVC instead of wood.
Cost of UPVC versus Wood
Not only will using UPVC be better on our planet, but it will save you money. With the money you save by using this material for your windows and doors you will be able to purchase new furniture as well to make your home more comfortable. Not only is UPVC, cheaper than wood, but the cost of repairs will be zero. UPVC last at least 20 years without any type of treatment. Wood on the other hand, can be destroyed in just one summer if termites decide to visit.
Types of UPVC doors
The variety of doors available in UPVC include rectangular, round, and arched. Of course, the doors come in an array of colors so you can create a beautiful décor that will match your entire design.