When renovating your home, small changes can go a long way. Choosing to upgrade your home’s windows can give it an immediate facelift, changing its appearance completely. New windows can turn a drab exterior into a stylish, modern home or be an interesting focal point to inject some of your personality into your home’s facade. Upgrading your windows can offer more than aesthetic improvements.
In fact, with the right choices, new windows can improve your home’s energy efficiency, property value and more! At Green Innovations, we are experts at doors and windows in Hawkes Bay. In our experience, if you’re looking to upgrade your home’s windows and doors, double glazing should seriously be considered.
What Is uPVC?
uPVC stands for unplasticised polyvinyl chloride. It is a popular material frequently used in building because it is strong, low maintenance and very lightweight. Unplasticised means that it hasn’t been softened by heat or chemicals, which means it is not as flexible as regular PVC, giving it its sturdiness and rigidity.
What Is uPVC Double Glazing?
uPVC double glazing simply refers to double-glazed panes of glass set into a uPVC window or door frame. Double-glazed glass is where two panes of glass are bonded together with a thin space between them. That space is filled with inert gases like xenon, argon or dehydrated air. The space is what is responsible for the energy-efficient, noise-reduction effects of double glazing.
The Benefits Of uPVC Double Glazing
uPVC is a common building material, especially for door and window frames. Combined with double glazing, this is an increasingly popular option for Upvc doors and windows in Hawkes Bay due to the many benefits offered, such as:
- Increased energy efficiency.
- A recyclable, eco-friendly material.
- Weather resistant.
- A range of style choices to pick from.
- Low maintenance.
- Noise reduction.
Caring For uPVC Double Glazed Windows
Maintenance couldn’t be simpler. For the glass panes, a regular cleaning with a clear, liquid glass cleaner will do the job. uPVC just needs to be wiped down with a soft cloth and warm, soapy water about twice a year. No special solvents are needed! Be sure to watch for condensation and wipe it away and ensure that seals are in good condition to increase the lifespan of your uPVC doors and windows.
When it comes to uPVC double-glazed windows in Hawkes Bay, there is no better choice to assist you than Green Innovations. Our expert team, high-quality materials and excellent attitude make us the go-to company for window installations in NZ. Find out more by contacting us today.