uPVC double glazed windows are an excellent choice for keeping warmth in your home. They are not only an energy efficient choice, they are also easy to maintain.
Double glazing means that these windows have two windows, rather than the traditional single pane. A layer of gas, usually argon, or air is between the two panes and behaves like an insulator. Because the air does not conduct heat well, your home retains heat inside. The air or gas is also not a good noise driver. Even if you live in a warm climate, double glazing will keep your home quieter. They also better protect your home from break-ins.
Your basic choices for double-glazed windows are either factory-sealed units or secondary glazing. The factory-sealed type is intended to replace your existing windows. Secondary glazing is intended to complement your existing windows. The sealed type tends to be much more efficient.
uPVC refers to unplasticized polyvinyl chloride. This material also causes poor heat so that it can work in conjunction with the double glazing to help keep the heat inside. It is also effective at reducing noise and keeping items out.
uPVC is also popular because it's very economical, more than windows with window frames. They are also very durable. And maintenance of uPVC is much easier than that of frames that are aluminum or wood. No painting is needed and the cleaning is very simple. The only maintenance you need to do is to oil the hinges and locks from time to time.
There are also environmental benefits for the uPVC. Because they do not need to be maintained, you will not spend money on toxic paints or cleaners, nor to introduce them into the environment. The material is also fully recyclable and is easily turned into other products when you are done with it.
The disadvantage of the uPVC is that it is not as attractive as traditional wood. Although they always come mostly in white, there are now other colors to choose from. Some have wooden finishes, although they are not quite the same as the real ones. They are also available in a variety of styles, so you should be able to find the ones that fit the particular type of windows you have.
If you're looking to conserve energy and keep the heat inside your home, uPVC double glazing windows are definitely worth a closer look. They can help you save energy and dollars.