uPVC Windows for Style, Warmth and Value.
The right choice of window is integral to the style, warmth and security of your home. uPVC windows have been the most popular choice since double glazing was introduced in the 1970s. Early versions were certainly much better than the metal Crittal windows that they often replaced but still lacked security, colour stability and thermal efficiency.
The fenestration industry changed in 2010 with more people prioritising their homes as they had more access to information from the internet. Competition among double glazing firms meant that any company who wanted to compete had to supply windows that met the widest demands for style choice, security, thermal efficiency and value.
The Benefits of uPVC Windows.
uPVC windows are the most popular choice for very good reason. They suit any style of house and with a wide range of choice, can be personalised if you want your home to stand out from the crowd.
Durable. Will last for many years past its warranty date and requires virtually no maintenance.
Flexible. Any type of window style is available in uPVC with many more options for making your style uniquely your own with choices of glazing bars, opening windows, windows furniture and decorated glass.
Thermally Efficient. Your windows will help to keep warmth in and cold out.
Choice of Finish. uPVC windows are available in a wide choice of colours and woodgrain finishes.
Value. uPVC windows are the lowest cost option of the materials available.
Alternatives to uPVC Windows.
If uPVC windows are not the obvious choice for your home, which material should you choose?
Aluminium windows are just as versatile and have a look that is very different from uPVC or wood. They have slimmer frames and are often chosen for more modern buildings. If your home is in a conservation area, you may be restricted to choosing wooden windows. If your preference is for the wood look but you want the traditional look, consider flush casement uPVC windows. Flush windows look just like wood, and even have the option for woodgrain finishes, but have the styling of traditional windows.
Regardless of which material you choose, advances in engineering over the last ten years means that any modern choice will serve your purpose well.
Types of uPVC Windows.
Casement windows are the most popular style of window. This option will always be available regardless of whether you choose uPVC, aluminium or timber.
Casement double glazed windows are popular because of their flexibility, both in choosing the layout and decorative features. Usually, unless there are reasons to use a different style such as planning restrictions, most people choose casement windows.
Generally in the Cardiff area, we install casement or sash windows.
Casement windows are characterised by the fact that they are hinged, most often on the side but also on the top and even sometimes on the bottom.
Sash uPVC windows are popular in Cardiff due to the large amount of traditional-style homes. Usually, if a home already has sash windows with concrete supports, it makes sense to replace them with modern style sash uPVC windows. The modern sash windows combine the benefits of traditional style with the best in thermal efficiency. We'll be happy to discuss options with you if you hope to replace your sash windows with a different style such as casement windows.
What is a Sash Window?
A sash window features two glass panels that slide vertically thereby allowing for better airflow. The word “sash” refers to a frame that holds the glass. A sash window typically features two sashes that slide up and down.
Our vertical sliders are stylish and made of quality materials. What’s more, they are easy to clean and maintain. If you are looking for a traditional look, we can fit your sash windows with Georgian bars or even astragal bars before finishing them with sash horns for that added character. To find out more, visit our page for sash windows.
Tilt and Turn Windows.
Tilt and turn windows make the most of their glass panels to let light and air flood in, for a bright and fresh environment. Plus, keeping your windows clean and bright is always an easy, stress-free task. The innovative tilt and turn mechanism offers wide side-opening for safe and simple cleaning from the inside of your home. Open wide in the summer to bring the outdoors in and, when it’s cold and wet outside, keep your home well-ventilated using the intelligent top-fixed tilting mechanism. To find out more, visit our page about tilt and turn windows.
How Much do uPVC Windows Cost?
The cost of your replacement windows will depend on several factors. The quality of your new uPVC windows certainly has an effect on the price, both in the materials used, the fixings and the installation. The difficulty for you as the customer is know ing the difference. Windows look the same when they are fitted. It's only in time that you start to see windows dropping because the hinges aren't sturdy enough or frames bowing because the aluminium or steel inside the frame is not strong enough. The fitting can also make a difference. Your windows need to move smoothly and this relies on level fitting. Unfortunately, the industry is known for sub-contractors who value speed over quality. That's the reason that as a premier window supplier we fully employ our installation engineers. They know that quality takes precedence and will take their time to ensure the perfect installation.
Sometimes the perception of cost is related to house value. There is no difference in cost whether you live in Cardiff or anywhere else. A single uPVC window costs the same whether you have a 2-bed bungalow in the South Wales countryside as it does for a 6-bedroom house in the middle of Cardiff.
Nice People to do Business With.
There is no pressure or obligation when you speak to us. Your home improvement purchase is important and we value your business. We treat you with respect by offering the advice that is right for you and your home. We are fair and straightforward with our quotations. No artificially inflated prices to show false discounts - Guaranteed. You can find out more about us here.
We are now open. During lockdown, we continued to provide quotes, surveys and installations. Many of our customers with quotes have been waiting for the showroom to open so we are busy. While we will try to accommodate anyone who visits without an appointment, we strongly advise booking so that we can give you our best attention. We request that you wear masks and use the sanitiser provided at the entrance.
Heath Windows and Doors Ltd is Certass approved and for further peace of mind, we secure your deposits with Insurance Backed Guaranteed. Our doors and windows are fitted by exceptional installers who have a great deal of expertise backed by continuous training. This is one of the benefits of using a company that fully employs its installers. We insist that they take the time to complete a first-class job and because they are employed, they can afford to do so. We are Allchecked approved installers with verified reviews and Which Trusted Traders.
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