The Features and Benefits Of uPVC Casement Windows
Casement double glazed windows have been one of our most popular products in recent years, in this blog post we will look at the main features and benefits of Casement Windows, with examples of our own installations, as well as how uPVC windows compare to traditional timber windows.
Key Features – Why Choose uPVC Casement Windows
There are a number of reasons why casement double windows are the UK's most popular replacement window option in the UK, take a look at some of the key features that make them so popular with homeowners:
- The majority of uPVC Casement Windows on the market today come with double glazing, saving homeowners money on their heating bills and keeping their homes warmer. Some suppliers (like us!) offer triple glazing options for maximum performance.
- uPVC is an extremely low maintenance material, not only is it durable and robust, but it's also very easy to clean.
- uPVC Casement Windows have superior security systems, making them extremely resistant to forced entries, all of our windows come with Yale locking systems, as standard.
- Our uPVC casement windows come with an industry leading weather gasket, that eliminates draughts and strong weather.
uPVC Casement Windows vs Traditional Timber Windows
Aesthetics – Many would agree that the look and feel of Traditional Timber Windows is one that can't be replicated – although, in recent years, Timber Alternative windows have come a long way. In addition to this, there are numerous customisation options available with uPVC casement windows, we've found that Rosewood has been one of our most popular colours on new installations in the past year.
Cost – In terms of initial investment, uPVC casement windows will cost you much less, in addition to this, you will make additional savings on your heating bills and maintenance costs. However, timber windows will usually have a longer lifespan that uPVC alternative if looked after properly.
Maintenance – uPVC is a very low maintenance material, the frames and glass can easily be cleaned with a damp, non-abrasive cloth. Timber windows are generally a lot higher maintenance, with the need for repainting or sanding should the wood crack or bolster.
Insulation – Whilst some traditional timber windows have now improved their energy ratings, as a general rule of thumb, you can expect superior heat and noise insulation with uPVC casement windows.
Added Value – Following the initial large investment, traditional timber windows generally add a larger percentage of value to a home, however, some experts still estimate having uPVC windows installed can raise the value of a property as much as 2%.
What Is uPVC?
uPVC stands for 'unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride', it's one of the most popular building materials around tidy, due to being extremely versatile, safe, low maintenance and durable. uPVC isn't just found in windows and doors, due to its versatility it can be found in fascia's, weatherboarding, drainage systems and sewage pipes - it's also completely recyclable.
Beautiful Casement Windows For Your Home
If you would like to find out more about our uPVC Casement Windows, or any of the other windows in our range. You can give us a call on 01252 414800 or fill out a contact form and we will get back to you. Alternatively, why not pop into our Camberley based showroom and see our full range of windows and doors for yourself.