Everything You Need to Know About Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride (uPVC)

by Fenesta Windows Better By Design

uPVC refers to unplasticized polyvinyl chloride. This material does not contain phthalates or BPA. This means that the material is environment-friendly which still offers the benefits of a vinyl window frame. This material is usually used while installing double glazing in new buildings and even for replacing old single glazed windows. Let us know more about this material.

It is Versatile

uPVC has a lot of uses. It is also used for siding and weatherboarding. Other than this, it can also be used as a substitute of cast iron. uPVC is a great material for waste pipes, drainpipes, guttering and downpipes which means it can be used for purposes like plumbing and drainage. Apart from this, it can also for a variety of life-saving equipment.

It is Durable

uPVC is a robust material, and this is one of the major reasons why it is used in window manufacturing. The material offers impressive thermal efficiency and durability. And since it offers high-level security and durability, this material is now a much-preferred choice amongst homeowners and is considered a much better choice than other materials. It is also free from corrosion and rot. This means that products made of uPVC have a longer life as compared to other products.

It is Cost-Effective

uPVC is a cheaper alternative as compared to its alternatives like hardwood timber. Being a cost-effective option, it is one of the most popular choices. Moreover, it is low maintenance as well which can save extra money. As mentioned earlier, uPVC doors and windows do not rot, corrode, flake, or peel. Also, one of the biggest advantages of high-quality uPVC products is that they require minimum maintenance. So, your windows and doors will look as good as new even after years have passed since their installation. To clean them, all you need is a soft cloth and a soap water solution. Clean them regularly to ensure that they remain in good shape for years and years.

It is a Good Insulator

uPVC is a bad conductor of heat. Thus, uPVC doors and windows with double-glazed glass are great heat insulators. This means that no heat can pass through them and you will be able to enjoy a pleasant temperature indoors. You will be able to keep the indoors warm during the winters and cool during the summers. With this, you will be able to effectively regulate the use of air conditioning which will also help you reduce your electricity bills. Other than this, of uPVC doors and windows, also offer noise insulation. So, this will also be a great option for someone residing on a busy street.

uPVC has gained a lot of popularity in recent times. And with the benefits offered by uPVC, manufacturers and homeowners prefer this material over others. We hope that this information will give you an idea of uPVC. 

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