Using Replacement UPVC Windows to Upgrade a Property
The current economic climate and the concurrent sluggish housing market have led to many home owners taking the decision to upgrade or restore an older property. And a key decision within many major restoration projects is what to do with the windows.
There are many choices, from repairing and renovating the existing to starting again from scratch. And if your choice is the latter, then consider uPVC double glazed frames which are now a hugely energy efficient and cost-effective solution.
Replacement uPVC windows fit in the existing window mount and are therefore ideal for restoration of a property as they integrate easily into the existing structure. Using replacement uPVC windows to restore an old property will make the house more energy efficient and add to the resale value. Approximately 80% of North West home buyers specifically prefer a house that has energy efficient double glazed uPVC windows.
uPVC windows have excellent insulation properties and contribute to saving considerable energy, with potential heat loss reduced by up to 90% in some cases. The two glass panes of a replacement uPVC double glazed window create what is known as a “solar effect”. The heat from the sun is trapped between both panes, which keeps the heat inside the building and generates considerable savings. This leads to a lower energy bill as there is less need to use central heating or other internal heat sources.
Replacement uPVC windows also have considerable aesthetic value as manufacturers have made massive improvements in recent years. Not only can we now achieve contemporary styles and designs using a range of colours, but technology also now allows traditional designs to be catered for with a stunning choice of options. Replacement uPVC windows can replicate traditional timber framed windows.
This makes uPVC replacement windows the ideal solution to restore your tired and aging windows, whether you are restoring a listed property or a tired urban dwelling. And remember the boost to the overall property value.
Replacement uPVC windows offer a sensible investment and have become a regular and essential addition to the property restoration shopping list.