The 1980s saw a boom for many industries and none more so than double glazing. It was a time of modernisation, privatisation and one where Margaret Thatcher at the helm of a Conservative government allowed people to buy their council homes. And homeowners in Hitchin and across the country obliged en masse and with a national desire to draught-proof their newly acquired castles, first with aluminium double glazing, and then with the now ubiquitous uPVC windows and doors.
So, what is uPVC?
It’s a bit of a mouthful to say hence the acronym. Still, it stands for unplasticised polyvinyl chloride, so unlike PVC, which is a soft and pliable vinyl due to the addition of a plasticiser, uPVC remains rigid and robust,
Why uPVC is perfect for windows in Hitchin
It’s strong and durable and can still be moulded like other plastics to create a wide range of designs making it the ideal material for windows in double glazing systems for home in Hitchin. The addition of internal steel reinforcement further enhances security and robustness, and quite frankly, it is very aesthetically pleasing.
So what are the main benefits of uPVC windows?
The first positive sign you will notice from having uPVC windows is just how much more effective they are at eliminating draughts, not to mention the rattle and shake that occurs with timber windows when a lorry passes by.
Secondly, there is virtually no maintenance needed with uPVC windows. Soap and water are all you require instead of a sanding block and a paintbrush.
Lastly, uPVC windows will increase the value of your home, maybe not significantly but certainly by enough to make them a worthwhile outlay.