Un-plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride (UPVC) has gained popularity in recent times. They are the best material for constructing windows and doors. Replacement UPVC doors and windows for your residential or commercial space is a suitable option to choose. Here are some of the pros and cons of using UPVC for your windows and doors.

Analysing the Pros and Cons of UPVC Doors and Windows


Advantages of UPVC doors and windows

  • Resistant to extreme weather and pollution: UPVC is an extremely tensile material. It can protect the interiors of your house against harsh weather conditions such as rain, hail, and storm. Since it is resistant to toxic chemicals, it can provide adequate safety against pollution.
  • Heat insulation: Choosing replacement UPVC doors and windows can ensure even temperature conditions in your premises. UPVC, along with double glazing, is exceptionally useful in preventing the transfer of heat via conduction. As a result, it does not let the temperature inside your house or office get affected by external conditions.
  • Noise cancellation: UPVC is equipped in cancelling out external noise. It provides perfect acoustic insulation for your house. By using this property of UPVC and implementing it correctly, Sussex Glass and Glazing aims to gift you the quiet and comfort you yearn for.
  • Security: A significant advantage offered by UPVC windows and doors is the incorporation of high-quality security and multi-lock systems. Seamless integration of such safety mechanism provides our premises with better protection against burglaries and possible break-ins.
  • Low maintenance: Replacement UPVC doors and windows provide a substantial monetary advantage. The initial investment for the installation is low as the material is cheaper as compared to traditional door or window construction material like aluminium or wood. Further, it can be easily cleaned and requires very little maintenance. This saves you further time and money as otherwise, it is necessary to service doors and windows made from traditional material continuously.

Disadvantages of UPVC doors and windows

  • A con of using UPVC doors and windows is that it is not completely fire-resistant. It has a high probability of melting under high-temperature conditions. Thus, in the case of fire-related accidents, UPVC doors can quickly lose shape and may require replacement.
  • As a material, UPVC is not as resistant to scratch as wood or aluminium. Thus, the appearance can get spoilt if it is used recklessly.
  • UPVC is comparatively weak against harsh sunlight. Intense UV rays can cause rapid discolouration. As a result, it is advisable to conduct stringent ultraviolet resistance tests on the UPVC to ensure longevity.

At Sussex Glass and Glazing, we treat our customers like family. We understand the importance of perfecting every aspect of your dream house or office space.