PVCu windows are a popular choice, particularly for more modern style properties. They are durable and relatively low in cost compared to other kinds of windows. PVCu stands for unplasticised versions of polyvinyl chloride, hence why most people use the shortened version!
They are great insulators which is one of the main reasons people choose them as they are better at retaining heat than wooden or aluminum frames. Apart from that they also last a long time too as they are resistant to rot and moulding. This also means that homeowners don’t need to do very much to maintain them.
Most people that choose this type of window opt for the double glazed white version, these are the lowest cost and most popular as they retain heat even further and what with energy prices continually on the rise it’s important to many people to reduce their heating usage wherever possible. 50% of a home’s heat is lost through the windows!
Having double glazed windows won’t necessarily increase the value of your home but it will make it a more attractive prospect for potential buyers if you are looking to sell. Just think about it, if you had two very similar homes one with wooden windows that were rotting away compared with a house that had double glazed PVCu windows installed already – which one would you go for?
You do have to ensure though that you don’t ruin the appeal of your home also, if you have a period property then PVCu probably isn’t the best option for you, that doesn’t mean there aren’t options available to you though, if this is the situation that you are in then give us a call and we can talk through your individual situation to ensure you get the right solution for your needs.
Castle Glass have been supplying and installing PVCu windows across Essex and Hertfordshire since 1989 and are very experienced in this area meaning that they can offer you the right advice. So if you aren’t sure which type of windows would be best for you then simply get in touch for a no obligation chat.