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The best windows to choose for easy maintenance

It’s no surprise that uPVC windows and doors are the most popular choice on the market today. Let’s take a look at the reasons why.

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1. Cost

The price of uPVC windows and doors is more competitive than ever, and any initial outlay can often be offset by savings to your energy bills. The best-quality uPVC offers a barrier from the cold and locks in the warmth inside your home, meaning you can be economical with your thermostat. For doors and windows the weather can put a huge strain on timber frames as they expand and contract, so choosing a strong uPVC option will be a solid investment.

2. Longevity

Advancements in technology mean that the best uPVC windows and doors can last more than 30 years and never warp or rot. Choose an approved supplier and installer and ensure a guarantee on the materials and work is included in the price.

3. Security

As most uPVC windows and doors come already reinforced with a steel frame, they offer a much better level of security than other options on the market. Experienced installers such can also fit a range of industry-approved locks and restrictors to add another layer to the security of your home.

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4. Maintenance and Care

To help your uPVC windows and doors last as long as possible, basic cleaning helps. This is also another great advantage of this material, as it is easily wiped and is waterproof. Condensation can occasionally build up in double-glazed uPVC, but a quick replacement of the rubber gasket or keeping fixtures nice and tight can keep your windows and doors in tip-top condition for years to come. Easy maintenance is key for busy lifestyles as well as for those individuals who have limited mobility or perhaps rely on the services of a Live in Care Taunton company to help with their daily tasks.

5. The Environment

Not only does energy-efficiency help your wallet, it also helps the environment. This is an important aspect for many homeowners to ensure the lowest possible carbon footprint. Furthermore, when your uPVC does need to be replaced, it is fully recyclable, and many installers offer a free removal service. The NSAI’s Window Energy Scheme offers more information on the energy performance.

6. Peace and Quiet

Particularly in built-up urban areas, noise pollution can be a serious problem. If you live near a road or have a pesky noisy neighbour, double-glazed uPVC windows and doors provide the peace and quiet you need to get a good night’s sleep. Again this is incredibly important if you have health conditions that could be impacted upon by bad sleep or loud noises on the outside of your property.


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Henry Doe is a seasoned DIY enthusiast and home improvement, blogger. With over 10 years of experience in renovating his own home, he has honed his skills in carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work. Henry's passion for creating beautiful and functional living spaces has led him to share his knowledge and experiences with his readers through his blog, "Home Sweet Home DIY." His goal is to inspire and empower homeowners to tackle their own home projects, big or small. When he's not hammering and sawing, you can find Henry hiking in the mountains or sipping on a latte at his local coffee shop.