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Why replace your sash windows with uPVC?

January 3, 2023

Sash windows’ traditional charm and stand-out style can add aesthetic elegance to any property. 

A common sight in older homes, or ones found in conservation areas, one particular issue you may come across is the material used in their original construction.

Timber sash windows have a relatively short shelf life, and once they begin to rot, warp or peel, they can quickly leave a house looking tired and run down.

This blog will detail why uPVC is an excellent, ready-made replacement.

6 reasons why you should replace your sash windows with uPVC

  1. Longevity. uPVC doesn’t rot or rust like other materials. This means windows made from it have a far longer life expectancy, one that should run comfortably into two decades. And it doesn’t matter where in the world you are living, uPVC windows are able to withstand anything the weather gods may throw at them, from gale force winds to torrential downpours.
  2. Security. Home security isn’t just about fitting a property with state-of-the-art cameras and alarms. Installing the right type of windows can also play a huge part in deterring any potential criminals. To that point, uPVC windows deliver an incredibly high level of security. Strong and sturdy, they incorporate multi-locking systems, and come with internal beading, helping to make them a burglar’s worst nightmare.
  3. Energy efficient. Opening up a gas and electric bill isn’t much fun for any homeowner. However, there are things we can do to prevent creeping worry from turning into full blown panic. Giving your home an extra layer of insulation through the installation of uPVC windows is one such action. How uPVC windows provide such excellent insulation is down to their low thermal conductivity, which helps keep warmth trapped in during winter.
  4. Low maintenance. One of the main reasons uPVC remains the most popular material for windows in the UK is because of those two magic words – low maintenance. Everybody’s lives are busier these days, and the last thing any of us want to be doing is repeatedly repainting, treating, sanding or cleaning stubborn stains from their window frames. With uPVC, all that’s required to keep them looking brand new is a bucket of warm water, a soapy sponge, and a quick wipe down.
  5. Eco-friendly. Are you looking for ways to help protect the planet? Well, UPVC is undoubtedly one of the most sustainable products on the windows market today. Fully recyclable, once it reaches the end of its lifespan, it can be shredded and compressed into pellets, which can then be extruded into uPVC to be used in new high-quality products. And this process can be repeated an incredible 10 times.
  6. Customisable. uPVC is modern, stylish, and extremely customisable, making it easy for homeowners to put their mark on a property. Not only does it come in a variety of colours, there’s also different styles, shapes, and imitation effects, meaning you can still achieve that traditional timber look if so desired. 

The VEKA uPVC Range

At VEKA, we want only the best for our customers, whether that be installer, fabricator or homeowner.

If your old sash windows are beginning to look a little worse for wear, then a uPVC upgrade could be just the thing to give your home a stylish and contemporary facelift.

Our range of UPVC windows don’t just boast all of the aforementioned benefits, they do so to an industry-leading level.  

And we have plenty of options for you to choose from. 

VEKA FlushSash Windows offer that sought-after traditional look, but with a modern twist, delivering excellent energy efficiency, and an extensive colour palette, from our Variations ranges. Conservation area or new build development – these windows can be made to suit any site.

The same goes for our TwinSash Windows, which are the only A-Rated windows on market when it comes to noise reduction. Renowned for unrivalled thermal and acoustic performance, these are an ideal choice for customers living in noisy, high-traffic urban neighbourhoods where peace and quiet can be difficult to come by.