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!

Replacement uPVC Windows, Aluminium or Wooden Windows

Are your old windows worn out and don’t provide the quality insulation they used to? Well, perhaps it is time to buy new uPVC windows, or some other type of new windows. Considering the sheer amount of money you are loosing through heat loss because of poor insulation, you really don’t have any other choice.

But the problem with replacement windows is not the price and it is certainly not the lack of different possibilities. It is the other way around actually. These days there are too many possibilities you can choose from. While some people swear that the wooden windows are still the best possible choice, other say that aluminium is the only option worth considering. I, however, always recommend uPVC windows and doors and I have several reasons to recommend them. But first of all, let’s break down the advantages and disadvantages of all three window types.

Aluminium windows certainly are the strongest ones. The frames are quite ridged so they can support the weight of insulated glass in the sash without sagging. They will last for a long time, quality aluminium windows last as long as fifty or more years. The main disadvantage of these windows is the fact they conduct cold right through the frames, which is something you really don’t want your windows to do.

Wooden windows have been around for ages and are still the most commonly used material. We already discussed some of their disadvantages, but let’s recap that: high price, absorption of moist, constant upkeep.

So considering all of the above, I can only state that the uPVC windows really do have the least disadvantages and their advantages are very well known, especially if you are a regular reader of this blog.

Get Your uPVC Double Glazed Windows in the Summer

I admit the title of this post might seem a bit odd, because there are really not that many people who think about good winter insulation during the hot summer days, but to tell you the truth, this is exactly when you should be thinking about it. When the days get cold, everyone else will start thinking about it and because of this fact, the prices for uPVC double glazed windows will skyrocket. But prices are not the only reason why you should consider buying the uPVC windows in the summer. During the late fall, all the window fitters will be very busy and will be able to negotiate higher prices. You will have a far better negotiating position in August, when most of them will be available and in need of jobs.

Windows are not the only product that is worth buying when the season seems just wrong. You will save money on any product you buy in the off-season. During the summer you can also plan ahead, because new windows are not something you need immediately, so you have plenty of time to compare prices and search for recommendations and reviews about different suppliers.

When you add up all of the mentioned factors, you see that you are saving money on different levels. uPVC double glazed windows have become very popular in the last decade. You save money with them –  an average family will save about 150 GBP because these windows will minimize the heat loss.

Don’t Overpay for Your uPVC French Doors

uPVC french doors are a great addition to any home, but they can also be quite expensive if you don’t plan ahead and gather as much information about them as possible. But not just about the uPVC doors themselves, but also about all the possible cost cutting measures that will help in doing the least possible damage to your budget.

The first rule is planning ahead. uPVC windows and doors are not the kind of items you buy impulsively. Do the market research, get info over the internet and avoid visiting any stores until you are pretty much certain what kind of french doors you want to get. After you reach that point, you are ready to hit the stores. But hitting the stores does not mean, going to your local door dealer and buying the uPVC french doors from him. Far from that, actually. Sure, you will visit him, but you will also visit all dealers in the 50 mile radius. After you do that and after you collect offers from all of them, you need to compare the prices and choose about five of the most affordable ones.

Ask around about those dealers and see if people consider them to be reliable. If you get poor feedback about any of them, just delete them from your shortlist. You don’t want to end up with poor quality uPVC doors just because you are looking for affordable products.

After you did the quality research, contact all of the suppliers that are left on your short list and let them know, you have several offers from the competition ad that you are looking for discounts. Believe me that at this point they will all make the best offer they possibly can. Don’t worry, they will still make profit, but you will also get a good deal. In the end you should only choose the most affordable one, or perhaps the one you feel most comfortable about.

This is the best way to buy any product, also the uPVC windows. It’s all about thinking ahead, comparing prices and negotiating discounts.

Triple Glazed uPVC Windows

There were times when all uPVC windows were single glazed and everyone was accepting the poor insulation, because there was nothing to do about it. The heat and noise were penetrating them whenever they felt like it and there was nothing to do about it. Some time ago double glazed ones were introduced and a lot of things changed. People were buying new windows just to get the double glazed ones. They really brought a big change to our homes, something similar happened as when uPVC doors were first introduced. People stopped settling for the poor windows they had and wanted the best thing money could buy. So the era of the double glazed windows began. These days you hardly ever find people that still buy single glazed ones.

[Read more...]