How Long do uPVC Windows Last?
uPVC windows are the most popular choice for UK homeowners. This should perhaps, come as no surprise. Modern uPVC windows provide a wealth of benefits including improved thermal efficiency, enhanced security and an aesthetically attractive appearance. If your home is in need of replacement windows, uPVC windows are an excellent option.
When you’re planning any home improvements, it’s important to do as much research as possible to ensure that you make a fully informed decision. If you think that uPVC windows are the right option for you, you may still have a few unanswered questions about them. One of the most common questions we receive about uPVC windows is: ‘how long they will last?’ Let’s take a closer look at the potential life expectancy of a uPVC window.
uPVC windows: durable, low maintenance and weather resistant
Modern uPVC windows are built to last. Using the latest machinery and high performance materials, today’s uPVC windows are much improved compared to those that were manufactured as recently as 10 years ago. uPVC windows are manufactured as a sealed unit. The two panes of glass are fixed into the uPVC frame and contain an inert gas such as argon which helps to improve thermal performance.
The uPVC frame itself has a multi-chambered design. The chambers in the uPVC frame help to make the windows as energy efficient as possible and also improve the structural strength of the window frame. The outside of the uPVC frame is extremely durable and resistant to exterior conditions. It will protect the interior of a property removing the need for costly maintenance.
How long will my uPVC windows last?
The average life expectancy of a modern uPVC double glazed unit is approximately 20 years. This is dependent on material quality, window location and installation quality and can vary by up to 10 years either way.
When choosing a double glazing installer, it’s imperative that you do some research and go with a company who use high quality materials, provide industry recognised certification and offer a comprehensive warranty.
At Pears Home Improvements, we do exactly this. All our products come with an installation guarantee and we are third party accredited by the British Board of Agrément (BBA) and the British Standards Institute (BSI). We use only the highest quality materials and all our installers are fully qualified and highly experienced glazing professionals.
If you’re planning to replace your windows, Pears Home Improvements are an excellent choice. From Gloucester to Worcester and Cheltenham to Evesham, we have helped thousands of homeowners to enjoy a much improved standard of living.
To find out more about working with Pears Home Improvements, get in touch today.