Replacement Windows

Are your old windows worn out and don’t provide the quality insulation they used to? Well, perhaps it is time to buy new uPVC windows, or some other type of new windows. Considering the sheer amount of money you are loosing through heat loss because of poor insulation, you really don’t have any other choice.

But the problem with replacement windows is not the price and it is certainly not the lack of different possibilities. It is the other way around actually. These days there are too many possibilities you can choose from. While some people swear that the wooden windows are still the best possible choice, other say that aluminium is the only option worth considering. I, however, always recommend uPVC windows and doors and I have several reasons to recommend them. But first of all, let’s break down the advantages and disadvantages of all three window types.

Aluminium windows certainly are the strongest ones. The frames are quite ridged so they can support the weight of insulated glass in the sash without sagging. They will last for a long time, quality aluminium windows last as long as fifty or more years. The main disadvantage of these windows is the fact they conduct cold right through the frames, which is something you really don’t want your windows to do.

Wooden windows have been around for ages and are still the most commonly used material. We already discussed some of their disadvantages, but let’s recap that: high price, absorption of moist, constant upkeep.

So considering all of the above, I can only state that the uPVC windows really do have the least disadvantages and their advantages are very well known, especially if you are a regular reader of this blog.

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