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Pros And Cons Of uPVC Windows

Here at Sovereign Windows, we’re quite passionate about windows and our trade. uPVC Windows are one of our most popular offering and it’s not hard to see why! In this article we explore the pros and cons of uPVC Windows, so you can find out if they’re suitable to your needs and home.

Advantages of uPVC Windows

  • Durability
  • Low Maintenance
  • Weather Resistant
  • Environmentally Friendly

Durability: Everyone seems to have uPVC Windows, you see them absolutely everywhere and for good reason too! There are many reasons as to why they are so popular, the main reason is their durability. uPVC can withstand the bumps and scapes of a busy family home, making them perfect is you have little ones.

Low Maintenance: uPVC requires virtually zero maintenance! Unlike other materials, all you will need to do with your windows is give them a quick wipe with some warm soapy water to keep them looking fantastic. 

Weather Resistant: uPVC is also highly weather resistant, as the plastic is nonporous the rain cannot and will not get into the plastic. This also means that it won’t change shape or warp over time, something that can be an issue with window frames of different materials.   

Environmentally Friendly: Finally, as if all of the above isn’t enough reason for you to want UPVC Windows, they’re environmentally friendly too! Sovereign Windows make the UPVC from recycled materials and we expect them to last 35-75 years.

Disadvantages of uPVC Windows

  • Price
  • Colour Range

Price: We are still unsure as to whether or not this is a disadvantage (but we had to find something!). One aspect of these windows that some people do not like is that they are incredibly cheap and consequently they are seen everywhere. If you are looking for a window that makes more of a statement or a bolder design, you may wish to look at our Vertical Sliders or Residence 7.

Colour Range: Historically, uPVC was only available in white, so you would have had the same bland looking window everywhere. However, Sovereign Windows have uPVC windows in a range of different styles and colours. So we’ve effectively solved all of the disadvantages.

Take a look at our entire range of windows here. Alternatively, call us and speak to one of our team who will be able to answer any question about windows and doors that you may have!

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