Frequently asked questions:
What does uPVC stand for?
uPVC stands for Unplasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride. Also known as vinyl, it is rigid, durable and long lasting material used in the construction industry. Typically, uPVC is used for making pipes and windows, due to its maintenance free properties.
How long do uPVC windows last?
You should expect uPVC windows to last a minimum of 20 years, but with maintenance and varying factors, some windows can have a much longer life than expected.
How long they last
|Double glazed units||25 years|
|uPVC windows||20-25 years|
|Aluminium windows||45 years|
|Hardwood timber windows||50 years|
How secure are uPVC windows?
Home Glaze uPVC windows are PAS24 and Secured By Design accredited.
Home Glaze Exclusive uPVC casement windows are fitted with GrabLock, which has a minimum of three times the locking surface area of many standard, multi-point or shoot-bolt window locking systems, making it our most secure lock ever.