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What are the benefits of PVCu windows?

Published: 30th September 2020

With many options available on the market, it can be difficult knowing the type of windows that are best suited for your home. To help you make the right decision, this blog post reveals the key benefits of PVCu windows.

What are PVCu windows?

Before getting stuck into the benefits, it is worth remembering the definition of PVCu windows.
PVCu is an abbreviation for poly vinyl chloride, this is a popular type of plastic that is commonly used to manufacture consumer goods such as furniture, toys and shoes.

PVCu is renowned for its robustness and the “u” in the name classifies the material as “un-plasticised” which means that the plastic is not softened during the fabrication process, which helps it to maintain its strength.

To avoid confusion it’s worth remembering that there is no difference between PVCu, uPVC and PVC-U windows. It is simply a case of a variation in the acronym rather than describing another product.

Now that we have a clear understanding of what PVCu windows are, it is time to move onto the benefits:

#1 - PVCu windows are energy-efficient

At Lockwood Windows we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality PVCu windows available. In fact, all windows installed by our expert team meet the latest building regulations for thermal heat loss.

Our PVCu windows are designed to keep out the cold and prevent the heat from escaping. To further improve energy-efficiency, our PVCu windows are also paired with the Kommerling C70 frame system and Pilkington energieKare glass, which allows our customers to benefit from the most thermally efficient window systems on the market.

#2 - Low maintenance

PVCu windows are created with one eye on the future. Thanks to their exceptional durability, PVCu windows are expected to last for a number of years. To keep your windows looking the best for years to come, you need to give them a regular wipe with a simple soapy solution and cloth. Check out this article for more maintenance tips.

#3 - Create a bespoke finish

Our window frames are available in an extensive range of foil laminated colours which allow you to create the perfect aesthetic for your home. In addition, you can also compliment your new window with coloured interior trims to create a bespoke style. As you would expect, all of our finishes are hard-wearing and weather resistant to prevent damage.

#4 - Enhanced security

Unlike other providers, we never compromise on security. Reinforced by galvanised steel, our PVCu windows help to enhance the security of your home. To maintain our commitment to excellent quality and service, we ensure that all of our windows are equipped with state-of-the-art locking systems.

#5 - Environmentally friendly

Working in tandem with third-party plastics recycling specialists, we ensure that all offcuts from our PVCu windows are recycled. This helps to keep non-biodegradable plastic out of landfill sites and converted back into productive use. When installing replacement windows, we recycle our customers’ old windows to minimise the amount of waste from each project.

If you would like to learn more about how you can benefit from our PVCu windows, give us a call on 01484 519677 or click here to contact us.