UPVC – What’s it All About?

In Australia, you may have come across the term UPVC before when seeking to improve your home and looking for new windows or doors. For those out there who are not aware of the term and what it stands for, UPVC stands for Un-Plasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride. UPVC frames, unlike wood, do not rot and decay, and unlike steel, do not rust. As for aluminium, it’s a fact that it does not rust, but it can corrode, especially in the bitter conditions found in some corners of the country. Aluminium is also not very cost effective. Let’s have a look at some of the benefits of UPVC:

  • It has a minor maintenance upkeep and does not biologically deteriorate.
  • It is light, sturdy, tough, long-lasting, and can withstand a strong impact.
  • It maintains its shape at natural temperatures and is immune to all kinds of weathering, plus, containing a unique compound which results in a nice smooth, glossy finish – thus guaranteeing that it will retain its immaculate appearance.
  • It is distinct from other thermoplastics which are entirely derived from oil. UPVC is manufactured from 57% salt and only 43% oil, which gives it some extra exclusive technical properties and helps promote unbeatable value.
  • It also means that it will never warp or need re-painting.
  • UPVC windows in Melbourne also use less primary energy in their production than any other commodity plastics, plus they can easily be re-melted at hot temperatures, which makesthem a great sustainable and recyclable material.
  • UPVC includes stabilizing agents that prevent ultraviolet sun rays from making the frame over time to fade or become dull.

And now it’s Use with Double Glazing

  • A reduction in energy bills: energy efficient double glazing will save you up to $200 on your annual energy bills and helps to contribute to the environment by less fuel usage, which means you’ll be more global and nature friendly.
  • Double glazing simply provides a warmer, cosier and enjoyable home.
  • Having UPVC windows in Melbourne will reduce heat loss through windows and definitely mean fewer cold spots and draughts.
  • Peace and quiet: Another big plus with UPVC windows and doors is the perfect solution for a reduction in outside noise which will give your home a more relaxed feeling.
  • Energy efficient double glazing windows will pay for themselves in lower heating and cooling costs over the space of a couple of years, plus, taken together with improved comfort and appearance, UPVC double glazing windows are an investment all homes can certainly benefit from.

So, as anybody who can read this can see, the benefits of using UPVC double glazing are a must for anybody who’s thinking of changing their old windows, or building a new home. Do yourself a favour and ask anyone who has them fitted just why they had them fitted in the first place and how much difference it has made to their overall surroundings. May you and your beautiful home prosper!

Steffy Alen

Steffy Alen