The environmental benefits of installing uPVC doors and windows is something which has long since been established. They are fully recyclable, can cut down on your heating (thus saving on the burning of fossil fuels to keep warm) and can be installed quicker and easier than their wood or aluminium counterparts. But what are the real benefits to getting uPVC windows and doors installed when it comes to your purse strings?
Okay, we’ve already mentioned heating. Heating is one of the biggest household expenses when it comes to paying bills, and anything which allows you to turn your thermostat down a few degrees or reduce the amount of time your heating is on is a definite money saver. Of course, in order to get the most of out of uPVC insulation you also need to make sure you home is well insulated generally. This could include roof insulation and wall insulation and eventually, if you haven’t already got these when you move in, it can become extraordinarily expensive. You might not be able to afford these kind of upgrades and if you can’t, you might not really feel the benefit of the added insulation from your windows and doors. So aside from insulation, what other cost saving potential to uPVC windows and doors have?
If you haven’t considered mainentance you really should. In the average home people will spend a bundle on refurbishing their windows and doors every few years. Wood and aluminium frames can wear with the weather. Water damage from rain or structural fractures due to heavy gales can both wear down your windows and doors to the point where you’ll need to either buy a replacement or get it repaired. This can incur a great deal of cost and it’s something you’ll have to repeat depending on how long you live in the property. Investing in uPVC windows and doors can dramatically reduce the amount of money and time you spend on repairs and the like.
Another reason you might consider uPVC doors and windows a potential money saver is something we’ve already touched upon – aesthetics! Some would argue they look a lot tidier and cleaner, but the real cost-effective benefits come with not having to keep up with the paint work year after year. Once installed, it’s easy to keep uPVC windows and doors to a brilliant white or cream finish, and they’ll wear all kind of weather.