There has been a significant rise in the popularity of double-glazed uPVC windows in NZ over the past few years. In fact, many people won’t consider living in or owning a building unless it has double-glazed uPVC windows installed. As experts in uPVC in NZ, we at Green Innovations have seen first-hand how in demand these windows truly are.
With our experience and knowledge, we are here to share some information about uPVC, including how long they last, recommended maintenance and more.
How Long Do uPVC Windows Last?
The lifespan of uPVC windows depends on a few different factors, including:
- The quality of the windows when they are made and installed.
- How well they are maintained.
- Whether repairs need to be done.
Depending on the quality and upkeep of your uPVC windows, they could last around twenty years.
How Do You Maintain uPVC Windows?
Aside from some cleaning and checking parts every now and then, uPVC windows are relatively low maintenance. Check any moving parts every few months and give them a spray of oil when necessary. As for cleaning, a quick wipe with soapy water and a soft, non-abrasive cloth is all you need. uPVC doesn’t require any special cleaners or harsh solvents, a gentle soap should do the trick. Keeping the glass pane of the window itself clean is important too, as grime buildup can perish the material of the frame.
What Repairs Can Be Done On uPVC Windows
Minor repairs can be done on uPVC windows. Minor damage to the frame or loose beading around the glass can usually be fixed easily enough. Beading can be replaced and stuck down. Minor scratches and dents to the frame can also be repaired with the right materials.
When Do uPVC Windows Need To Be Replaced?
Major damage to uPVC is going to require that the window is replaced. More serious damage compromises the waterproofing and reduces energy efficiency. Such damage can include:
- Broken, chipped or cracked glass.
- Frames that allow water to leak through.
- Frames that allow a draught to pass through.
Green Innovations: Experts At uPVC Windows In NZ
At Green Innovations, we have accumulated years of experience working with and installing uPVC windows and doors. When it comes to uPVC windows in NZ, there is no better company to choose.
Our expert team, professional attitude and attention to detail allows us to offer superior quality and service. To find out more or to get a quote on uPVC windows for your home, get in touch with us today.