Casement double-glazed windows have been one of our most popular products in recent years, in this blog post we will look at the main features and benefits of Casement Windows, with examples of our installations, as well as how uPVC windows compare to traditional timber windows.
Key Features – Why Choose uPVC Casement Windows
There are a number of reasons why casement double-glazed windows are the UK’s most popular replacement window option. Take a look at some of the key features that make them so popular with homeowners:
- The majority of uPVC casement windows have double glazing, saving homeowners money on their heating bills and keeping their homes warmer
- uPVC casement windows are also available with triple-glazing, for better energy and soundproofing performance (ask us about triple-glazing options)
- uPVC is extremely durable and robust, giving you peace of mind that they will last a long time with little-to-no effort
- uPVC is a very easy material to keep clean.
- uPVC casement windows have superior security systems, making them extremely resistant to forced entries, all of our windows come with Yale locking systems, as standard
- Our uPVC casement windows come with an industry-leading weather gasket, that eliminates draughts and strong weather
uPVC Casement Windows vs Traditional Timber Windows
Aesthetics – Many would agree that the look and feel of Traditional Timber Windows is one that can’t be replicated – although, in recent years, Timber Alternative windows have come a long way. In addition to this, there are numerous customisation options available with uPVC casement windows, we’ve found that Rosewood has been one of our most popular colours on new installations in the past year.
Cost – In terms of initial investment, uPVC casement windows will cost you much less, in addition to this, you will make additional savings on your heating bills and maintenance costs. However, timber windows will usually have a longer lifespan than the uPVC alternative if looked after properly.
Maintenance – uPVC is a very low maintenance material, the frames and glass can easily be cleaned with a damp, non-abrasive cloth. Timber windows generally have a lot higher maintenance, with the need for repainting or sanding should the wood crack or bolster.
Insulation – Whilst some traditional timber windows have now improved their energy ratings, you can expect superior heat and noise insulation with uPVC casement windows, as a general rule of thumb.
Added Value – Following the initial large investment, traditional timber windows generally add a larger percentage of value to a home, however, some experts still estimate having uPVC windows installed can raise the value of a property by as much as 2%.
What Is uPVC?
uPVC stands for ‘unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride’, it’s one of the most popular building materials around tidy, due to being extremely versatile, safe, low maintenance and durable. uPVC isn’t just found in windows and doors, due to its versatility it can be found in fascias, weatherboarding, drainage systems and sewage pipes – it’s also completely recyclable.
Beautiful Casement Windows For Your Home
If you would like to find out more about our uPVC casement windows, or any of the other windows in our range, please give us a call on 01252 414800 or fill out a contact form and we will get back to you. Alternatively, why not pop into our Camberley-based showroom and see our full range of windows and doors for yourself?
Talk to one of our glazing experts to find out more about uPVC casement windows and which is right for your home.
Originally published on 10th February 2016