How to Improve the Security of uPVC Windows

uPVC Window SecuritySecurity has become an even bigger concern these days, given the increase in crime rates. Even homes, which have previously been considered as a person’s safety zone, is no longer secure anymore housebreaking has become so commonplace that people barely bat their eyelashes when they hear news about a malicious individual breaking in someone’s home. What people may not be aware of is that break-ins are crimes of opportunity: thieves and robbers are constantly on the lookout for weak spots in a person’s home and are able to enter a house because of these. More often than not, windows are the weak spots of a house. Even if these are closed, the glass can easily be broken or the panes jimmied to grant thieves access to your home. If you want to provide more security for your home, consider installing¬†uPVC windows. [Read more...]

Blinds for uPVC Windows

Do you have uPVC windows and/or uPVC doors? If so, then you probably realize the need for controlling the amount of natural lighting that you like to let into your home or office. Whether you want to make your rooms less bright or black them out completely, there are thankfully plenty of decent blinds to choose from out there that can be used on uPVC windows and doors.

Blinds in particular are not only go for effectively controlling the amount of natural light you let into your home, but they’re also useful for security reasons. You’re likely to be less of a target for robbery if your home can’t be easily seen into, especially during night hours when most people at home are sleeping.

When thinking of blinds, typically you might think of them as only being appropriate for your uPVC windows, but actually, you can get some for uPVC doors as well. Many uPVC doors, especially uPVC patio doors, contain windows that let light into your home. It’s nice to have control over this as well as over the lighting through your windows.

Despite the clear benefits of blinds, you might be worried about things like drilling. Well, don’t be. Clip-fit blinds are easily available, making them easily fixable and removable at any time. This means you don’t have to go drilling holes into your uPVC windows and doors, which is something a lot of us are wary about doing in our homes, especially as it can void warranties.

Whatever the size of your uPVC windows and doors, you will absolutely be able to purchase a removable set of blinds that you can put up in minutes or less. It’s definitely worth the security measure and being able to control that natural light coming into your home. Nobody likes facing a 5am sunset!

4 Tips for Improving the Look of Your uPVC Windows

No matter how great your house looks and no matter what a fantastic job you did decorating your back yard, there is one thing people will always notice – the way your windows look like. If you are not too happy with your plain white looking windows, I have a few tips for improving the look of your uPVC windows that will help you revive them and make your neighbours jealous.

  • repainting

If you bought the uPVC windows sometime ago, you didn’t really have many colours to choose from, so you had to buy them in white. This has changed through the years and now the colour choices are almost unlimited. But you don’t have to buy new windows, you can simply buy the paint for uPVC windows and paint them yourself, or get some expert help.

  • shutters

Shutters look great, I’m a huge fan of them. Not only do they help you keep privacy, but also give your uPVC windows a romantic outlook. It’s best to buy the shutters in the same colours as your windows are, or at least in a colour that will match the window frame.

  • flowers

You can place flower pots on either the inside of your window or on the outside. For me, the outside option is better if you are looking to improve the look of the windows. But keep in mind that placing the flowers is not enough, you must also take proper care of them. If you don’t, the whole thing will look even worse with dead flowers in front of your windows.

  • curtains

Curtains will also provide privacy, similar as the shutters will. The main difference is that the curtains are more flexible, because you can simply remove them, or replace them with others once you get tired of them. Considering how affordable they are, you can change them on regular basis and give your windows and your rooms a new look quite often.

You can also replace your ordinary windows with uPVC sash windows. This will even further improve the look of your home and the ideas mentioned above will only add something extra to the already fantastic looking windows.