uPVC windows and doors are available in a huge range of styles which will enhance the look and value of your property. Un-plasticised polyvinylchloride (uPVC) windows and doors are the high performance option. Their insulation properties retain heat in the winter, and cool air in the summer. uPVC windows and doors offer higher levels of comfort throughout the year with high levels of insulation and draft proofing. Unlike wooden windows, uPVC windows are difficult to ignite so also offer improved standards of fire safety.
The high insulation properties of uPVC mean you'll be able to keep your windowpanes at a warmer temperature, preventing water vapour from settling and causing damp and condensation. uPVC windows are also the least expensive option when it comes to replacing windows, when compared to aluminium and wooden frames. Plastic is more durable in relation to temperature extremes too, with little of the warping found with timber frames over time, plus of course they will not rot and do not need repainting every few years. In terms of security, metal window frames offer the highest security, but uPVC frames aren't far behind and certainly offer a higher level of protection than traditional wooden frames.
The price for double glazed uPVC windows and doors depends on the size of windows/doors, style chosen, colour/finish and quality of the product. The average cost for a uPVC window is £300 fitted and a uPVC door is around £600. Total cost for an average house will be around £5000 to £8000. To get an exact price, please use the free quote service provided by clicking on the "post your job" button to begin gathering quotes from local double glazing companies.
When selecting the company to manufacturer and/or install your uPVC windows and doors, make sure you ask for recommendations and always ask to see examples of work already carried out by the company in your local area. Even better if you know someone you can trust that has used that company in the past, so they can give you an unbiased review.
Make sure you choose a reputable supplier by checking to see if they are members of professional or trade associations such as the Glass and Glazing Federation, these associations ensure high standards of service and professional qualifications for your peace of mind. Members of the Glass and Glazing Federation must comply with their Code of Good Practice and they also run a Customer Deposit Scheme which protects any deposits paid to a Glass and Glazing Federation member company.>/p>
They also operate a conciliation Service to resolve disputes between member companies and customers, offering arbitration to resolve disputes without having to go to court. Finally, always get written quotations from at least 3 reputable companies to compare prices and ensure you are getting a good deal and not paying over the odds. Never use glazing companies that cold call for your business offering great deals as they are "in the area".