There are many things to consider when purchasing a UPVC door or window - for example, does it provide strength and soundproof properties?

But, before we get into that, what exactly does UPVC stand for? UPVC stands for unplasticised polyvinyl chloride. This type of window is a strong lightweight plastic building material.

These types of windows and doors are weather resistant and won’t rot or decline in quality once installed. UPVC windows are designed to look great and last a very long time. Moreover, UPVC materials are a safe product for the environment and are low maintenance.

Throughout this blog, we will be exploring what you need to consider when buying a UPVC door/ window and much more! For more information, read on.


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What is a UPVC Window/Door

UPVC is a building material that is used as a substitute for wood. It is a low-maintenance material used for window sills and frames when installing double-glazed windows. They offer excellent insulation properties and are a more cost-effective option. However, it is always a good idea to ensure your windows are clean. For more information on a guide to window maintenance, check out our blog!

Most double-glazed windows are made from UPVC. This is because they are extremely durable and are known to last at least two decades. Due to the longevity and energy efficiency that UPVC offers, you save more money in the long run.

This is because you won't need to heat the house up as much as UPVC windows are excellent at keeping your home insulated and protected against weather conditions. Furthermore, UPVC windows and doors don’t contain any toxic chemicals, therefore, not harming the environment.

These types of windows/ doors are considered to be of higher quality compared to other materials such as steel and timber. This material offers low installation costs, high energy savings and cost-effective features. What more could you ask for?


What to Consider when Buying UPVC Windows?

When switching your old windows for new UPVC windows it can be confusing. There are so many options that it can become quite difficult when deciding on the correct manufacturer when you are unsure about what you should be looking for.

There are many features to look for when purchasing a UPVC window such as:


Energy Efficiency

When choosing a UPVC window, it is important that you are checking that they have weatherproof silicone sealants. This is because it prevents the transfer of heat, therefore, keeping your home insulated.

Energy efficient windows save you money in the long run as you are not turning the fire or heating on all the time due to cold draughts and hot air escaping through your windows. They are designed to reduce as much heat loss as possible.


Security Level

Another important factor to consider when purchasing UPVC windows is the security level of the window. For example, each window should be made up of steel-reinforced frames to ensure the stability and strength of your windows.

The main reason you should ensure that your windows offer the correct level of security is to prevent any unwanted guests from entering your home as well as protect your home against harsh weather conditions.


Effective Noise Reduction

Furthermore, when purchasing a UPVC window, it is important to ensure that it offers effective noise reduction. For example, if you live near a train station then the last thing you want is to have to deal with the noise every so often. This is ideal if you live in a noisy area.

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Benefits of UPVC Windows/Doors

UPVC materials offer many benefits for your home and are a very popular option when installing doors or windows. From security features to insulation, durability and low maintenance properties. UPVC windows are the perfect choice for people who don’t want to spend too much on their windows.

Moreover, UPVC windows are weather resistant and extremely versatile. If you live in an area that is often affected by harsh weather conditions, then UPVC windows are the ideal solution for you.

UPVC windows and doors also offer effective insulation for your home to reduce the need for using gas and electricity. This type of material is excellent at preventing cold air and dampness from entering your home and warm air from escaping.

Most UPVC windows are fully customisable and are relatively quick to install. So, if you are looking for a window that offers energy-efficient, cost-effective features then a UPVC window is the ideal choice for you.

UPVC windows and doors are also low maintenance as they don’t corrode and are made to last decades without any weathering signs. The only maintenance recommended for UPVC windows is the occasional wipe and clean with soapy water. This is to prevent dirt or staining.


GGR Glass

Here at GGR Glass, we offer a wide range of products from suction cups to glazing tools and suction mounts, we have everything you need all in one place. If you are considering purchasing a UPVC window, we highly recommend that you have a professional install it for you.

However, if you are installing windows yourself, then we recommend that you use a suction cup when transporting the windows. We have a variety of suction cups available for windows of different sizes. From lever-operated suction cups to slap-on cups, we have everything you need all in one place!

Our suction cups allow you to transport your glass in a safe stress-free way ensuring that you don’t damage the glass when moving it. Designed to handle even the heaviest and most delicate types of glass, therefore, removing the fear of materials breaking.

For more information on the types of suction cups we offer, make sure to visit our suction cups section on our website. If you have any questions or would like some advice, contact us today at 0161 683 2580. We are more than happy to help!