uPVC Windows in Newton Mearns, Bearsden & Milngavie


uPVC windows are an increasingly popular choice for many homes, due to their durability, cost-effectiveness and relatively low maintenance. For high quality and performance uPVC windows in Glasgow, contact Window Advice Centre on 0141 332 7878.


What is uPVC?


uPVC stands for unplasticised polyvinyl chloride. It is a type of plastic used in pipework and window frames and is rated highly for its rigidity, hardness and insulating qualities.


Why Should I Get uPVC Windows?

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It is important to weigh up your personal preferences when choosing between uPVC and timber window frames. uPVC windows are popular due to their lower cost compared to timber and the fact they don’t need a lot of maintenance and will not rot. With many Glasgow homeowners opting for the convenience, performance and low cost associated with uPVC windows, it is easy to see why they are so popular.


How Much Do uPVC Windows Cost?


Prices for uPVC windows in Glasgow will vary, but the price can be up to three times cheaper per window when compared to timber frames. We work on a very personal basis with each client and their requirements are privately tendered to our closed supplier list. By referring your uPVC requirements directly, our suppliers do not have to spend on advertising and can therefore carry your work out at a cost below standard market price. If you would like to talk to an expert from the Window Advice Centre regarding uPVC costs then call today on 0141 332 7878


Can uPVC Windows Look Like Wood?


Yes, we receive many queries from individuals who, after researching uPVC windows Glasgow, would like the robustness of uPVC, but also the look of treated wood. Luckily, wood effect sash windows are made from uPVC but are then fitted with realistic wood grain cladding to give your period home the look and feel of timber windows with the benefits of uPVC. If you would like to learn more about wood effect sash windows call us today.


Are uPVC Windows Better Than Wood?


When deciding on the best windows for your home, choosing the right material is a key factor to consider. The two most common materials used for window frames are timber and uPVC. Both materials come with differing benefits and challenges. Price, longevity, durability and style are all factors that can differentiate uPVC windows from timber. uPVC is known to be the less expensive alternative to wooden windows. However, timber windows can be more sought after, particularly with period properties, than uPVC. uPVC windows can lower the value of some older properties if they are not ‘in keeping’ with the look and feel of the property. uPVC windows are extremely low maintenance in comparison to timber windows, which require frequent maintenance in order to maximise their longevity. With the correct care, however, they can last for centuries. Book a consultation with one of our impartial window experts to determine which material is most suited to your property.


When Were uPVC Windows Invented?


uPVC windows came into use from the early 1980s as a replacement for aluminium windows which were not as warm. This also coincided with energy price rises at the time and by the 1990s, uPVC windows became very popular.


Are uPVC Windows Toxic?


uPVC is a non-toxic material and is highly regulated and controlled by the UK government. As with most plastic, any fires will release harmful fumes but on its own, uPVC does not pose any risk to inhabitants.


Are uPVC Windows Secure?

secure upvc windows

With Window Advice Centre, we source only the most secure uPVC windows in Glasgow. We work with the most reputable suppliers and the finest manufacturers, in finding uPVC windows that are secure and sturdy, designed to last. uPVC windows feature expert locking mechanisms and secure seals that provide great security for properties. Keep your property secure with high-performance uPVC windows.  


Are uPVC Windows Recyclable?


Absolutely. As one of the oldest suppliers of uPVC windows in Glasgow, we have advised many customers who want to enjoy the benefits of new windows, whilst also making sure that the environmental impact of their choice is sound. uPVC will retain its strength even after being recycled up to ten times, which means that the sustainable potential of uPVC is very high indeed. In wider terms of sustainability, uPVC windows require little maintenance. They last for a long time and provide high insulation performance which, by nature, already defines them as highly environmentally sustainable.


Are uPVC Windows Soundproof?


Double glazed windows offer excellent noise reduction, thanks to the added barrier the second pane and trapped air between the panes provides. uPVC double glazed windows are great for sound absorption, reducing the flow of outside noise into your home. If they are properly installed and sealed, you should immediately notice the difference, particularly if you live in a noisy city or residential area.  


Can uPVC Windows Be Repaired?


One of the challenges of uPVC windows compared with timber is that uPVC is more difficult to repair. That is not to say that it is impossible to repair broken or damaged uPVC windows. Depending on the nature of the repairs, it is possible to repair uPVC windows. uPVC, on the plus side, does not degrade as timber can over time and without regular maintenance.  


Can uPVC Windows Be Made To Measure?

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Absolutely. When you book a consultation with Window Advice Centre, one of our qualified professionals will take a thorough survey, including measurements. We will then come back to you with a comprehensive list of quotes from suppliers who will provide made to measure uPVC windows that are of the highest quality. Book a consultation with us today.


How Do I Clean uPVC Windows?


Their minimal cleaning and maintenance needs are some of the main benefits of installing uPVC windows. To ensure your uPVC windows stand the test of time, it is important to clean them the correct way, without damaging them. Harsh chemicals and rough scrubbing brushes can permanently damage uPVC and therefore, should be avoided. Using bleach will discolour uPVC frames, turning them an ugly shade of brown which cannot be reversed. Therefore, we suggest taking a more careful approach when cleaning uPVC windows. Simple soap and water solution should be sufficient to get your windows sparkling clean. Use a soft cloth or sponge to gently wipe away suds. Vinegar mixed with water is also a gentler alternative to chemical solutions, offering a natural cleaning solution.


How Long Do uPVC Windows Last?


The longevity of a set of uPVC windows will largely depend on the quality. For good quality uPVC windows, you can expect them to last for several decades. On average, most uPVC windows last between 15 and 20 years. After this time, it is common for the sealant to fail, allowing water to come in and affect the windows’ performance. If you are purchasing uPVC windows, ensure you buy from quality manufacturers and that they are installed by certified, experienced professionals.


To find out more about uPVC windows and their benefits, get in touch with a member of the Window Advice Centre team today. We can offer a free, no-obligation consultation for the installation of uPVC windows across Glasgow, including areas such as Bearsden, Lower Whitecraigs, Milgavie, Newton Mearns and Shawlands. Call us on 0141 332 7878 or complete our online contact form.