UPV stands for UN-plasticized polyvinyl chloride, and it is a popular home improvement choice when looking to make your home energy efficient. UPVC windows have a wide range of benefits in buildings and are widely used. They reduce heating costs and improve sound insulation and energy conservation. Besides, these windows are secure, durable and need minimal maintenance.
The complex part is that argon is forced between the two glass panes in double glazing to reflect heat rays into your building when the weather is cold and out of the building when it is warm. This is where you will need the assistance of a professional window installation company to complete the job. There are various factors to consider when looking for the best company to work on your property. The following are some of these factors.
If you go for a reputable, well-established window installation company, you will have peace of mind. Get information on the company’s website about testimonials from previous customers and previously completed work. Ask them for advice on environmental benefits, cost-saving and insulation capability. Time-served professionals will offer tailored advice for your property and spend time discussing the available options.
Building regulations are ever-changing, and it is today a requirement by law to supply a buyer with the energy rating certificate. Other rules that impact UPVC windows for your home covers U value of the glass, the need for toughened safety glass, ventilation, and fire safety. Ensure the company you choose is well aware of these building regulations.
Before the removal of the existing windows, a risk assessment needs to be completed. Safe removal of glazing springs, putty, and the fixing nails or beads is necessary and intact glazing removal is advised. If this is impossible, the glass needs to be broken carefully. An expert with good practice will run up a knife between the inside face of the window frame and the plaster to minimize internal damages when the frame is removed.
These tend to vary between metal framed windows, timber-framed windows, box-sash windows and UPVC framed windows. Ask your chosen window installation company to make good the internal reveals, ready for necessary redecoration or repair external renders if required before commencing the job. After fitting, the window will be sealed to prevent air leakage and ensure waterproofing. The sealants have to be compatible with the frame.
This gives you confidence that the company you choose adheres to all the regulations and is covered by an insurance backed guarantee to comply with improved thermal performance standards.
Ensure the company you choose can provide evidence of all these and are versed in the requirements. UPVC window installation is an efficient and versatile home improvement alternative and investing time to find the right professional for the job will help you choose a company with the required high-level skills.