UPVC Window in house

Common Misconceptions about UPVC doors and windows

UPVC Window in house

There are many reasons why people choose to install UPVC doors and windows in their property, including the desire to update their previous doors and windows. However, in the process of investigating whether UPVC is the perfect solution for your home, you may have come across some unexpected ideas about this material, and how it can be used to protect your home. Discovering these myths can help you out.

When UPVC was first used in windows and doors, there were some problems with yellowing, caused by the action of the sun’s rays on the materials used in the plastic. However, it has been many years since this was a serious problem, and alterations to the compounds within the plastic means that this is no longer a problem. With high-quality materials, you should have no problem with yellowing.

Are UPVC windows reinforced enough?

You may have heard that UPVC windows are not strong enough to be used in the windows of homes and shops, but this is no longer true. The material is made up to the standard requirements of the UK, and these standards are only commonly applied when the window frame is a certain height. The majority of windows which are fitted with UPVC are as tough as glass, and can even be tougher and more resistant to breaking.

Does condensation cause a problem?

Condensation is a common problem for all types of materials, and in fact is more common now than in the past, due to the way that people try to prevent energy escaping from their homes. The more that you seal off your property, the more likely it is that you will get condensation, but this is true whether you have glass or UPVC windows and doors.