UPVC stands for unplasticized polyvinyl chloride, a material used in the manufacture of a range of products including windows, doors and conservatories. Standard PVC products are made from raw materials present in salt, petroleum and natural gas. UPVC products use the same ingredients but do not have chemicals, known as plasticizers, added to them during the construction process. UPVC in its pure form is not suitable for use in windows. Additives and stabilizers need to be added to the raw ingredients to stabilize the ingredients, making it possible to use the substance to manufacture windows. The type of and quantity of stabilizers added varies depending on the window manufacturer. With modern technology, manufacturers are offering high quality UPVC windows and doors.
Why UPVC is utilised?
Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride or UPVC Windows Leeds have better insulating qualities than glass. Although UPVC windows are commonly called PVC or vinyl windows, they’re technically different. The “u” in UPVC stands for the “unplasticizing” agent added to prevent them from discoloring and deteriorating from ultraviolet rays. They’re typically sold in standard sizes that fit most window frames and are accompanied by installation screws. If your window opening is an odd size, you can order a frame tailored to fit the opening, although it might cost a little more. Put the UPVC frame into the space and secure it with the fixing screws provided by the manufacturer. The size of the screws and their location on the frame will vary according to the size of the window. UPVC window frames are mass produced in three colors: white, rosewood and cherry. These colors have a satin appearance that resembles varnished wood from a distance. Other colors are available but typically cost more. UPVC window frames are not prone to chipping and won’t be affected by fading through exposure to UV rays. UPVC Windows Leeds can also be purchased in different finish styles from broad, ceiling-to-floor bay windows to smaller sash units.
How UPVC benefits you?
UPVC windows and doors provide good insulation and they help to maintain the normal room temperature. UPVC possesses excellent thermal insulation property and there is no need to spend more on electricity for warming or cooling the room. You can avoid much use of room heaters or coolers either in winter or summer season. Once these doors are installed, you can relax as you will get lower energy bills. The monthly expenditure gets controlled and you can get more comfortable & relaxing atmosphere in the home. UPVC also provides tight window seals and low conductivity, meaning it insulates the home in a very efficient way. They are similar to double-glazed windows, as they have dual layers of material, increasing their insulation properties. This can result in substantial savings on energy bills, especially during the winter months. UPVC windows are the same price as aluminium windows, can be made in all styles including patio doors, stable doors and bow windows. UPVC can be printed to look like wood or any other style.