uPVC is short for Un-plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride. They have become very popular and are widely used in homes.
Most durable of the available materials. It is strong, tough and resilient. It is highly unlikely that UPVC will need to be changed.
Never rots, flakes, rusts, fades, pits, peels or corrodes. It only needs a light soapy wash and a check of the seals for maintenance. It requires virtually no maintenance, making it very convenient and time-saving.
It is pollution resistant, sea water resistant and chemical proof. Wood can swell and rot and aluminum and steel can corrode and have galvanic reaction to the fasteners.
Fire tests have shown that UPVC materials, being naturally flame retardant throughout their product life, will not cause, support or enhance the development of accidental fire and are in fact self-extinguishing.
They are good insulating materials due to which, it keeps home warmer in winter and house cooler in summer. It prevents thermal bridging so prevents condensation unlike aluminum.
When it comes to cost, UPVC doors are much cheaper than aluminum and timber doors.
uPVC window systems allow for opening in two directions to enhance the ability of taking advantage of natural cross ventilation.
Double glazed uPVC windows and doors are able to cut down noise by as much as 70%.
uPVC windows incorporate multi-locking systems providing a high level of security for homes or businesses. Most uPVC window locking systems lock at multiple points all around the sash and frame.
uPVC can be recycled as often as 10 times.