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While at first glance it could seem like there aren’t many differences between wooden sash windows and uPVC, there are a plethora of properties that differ between them that can completely change how they function and look. We’ve created this comprehensive guide to help you understand what type of sash window you should choose for your next project.
Why Choose uPVC Sash Windows
uPVC is a much more modern material than timber, and it has many incredible properties to go alongside it. For example, uPVC sash windows are much easier to maintain as uPVC doesn’t require to be sanded down or repainted. All it takes to maintain uPVC windows is an occasional wipe down with a warm soapy sponge to remove any build-up dirt after intense weather. Being highly resistant to warping allows uPVC sash windows to function smoothly without hitching while still creating a barrier between the British weather and the internal living space. Our windows surpass the British weather performance standards.
uPVC sash windows are the most cost effective and budget friendly solution out of the two different materials, uPVC also last long and replacing or repairing them can be cheaper. So, if the need ever arises, customers can have peace of mind knowing their investment will be well worth it for decades.
Suppose you prefer the aesthetic that wooden sash windows grant a home. In that case, that’s also no problem, as Quickslide’s uPVC sash windows can be wrapped in a woodgrain foil, giving them a similar aesthetic to wooden sash windows while keeping all the unique benefits of uPVC. Or, if the home has a more contemporary style, then choose from a myriad of colour and finish options that can make any UK property stand out or blend in with the surrounding area.
Another benefit is that, unlike wooden sash windows, uPVC is termite-proof and immune to nearly all insect infestations throughout the year in any climate.
Why Choose Wooden Sash Windows
The biggest reason to still choose wooden sash windows is if the home is in a conservation or heritage area, as listed buildings often do not allow uPVC or aluminium windows to be installed. However, as every location is unique, we always recommend discussing with the local planning officer so you remain aware of all available options.
Throughout the centuries that wooden sash windows have existed, the method to make them and the wood used in their construction have evolved. Some woods can provide insulation almost on the same level as uPVC. The downside to wooden windows however is that they’re usually a lot more expensive and are harder to replace or repair due to the length of time it takes to grow high quality hardwoods.
Wooden sash windows can also be painted basically any colour one wishes. Although this is not necessarily a unique property of wood (we offer colour-bonding of uPVC sash windows too), painting wooden windows doesn’t necessarily require a professional to do it.
Why Choose Quickslide for uPVC Sash Windows?
Quickslide has been a credible UK manufacturer of windows and doors for almost 20 years, we take compliance with the British standards seriously and operate by the book. All our products are designed to be seamlessly integrated into any home, whether heritage or modern. We strive to always manufacture to every customer’s specifications and requirements while offering competitive prices. We supply products than come with all the right components and performance measures to comply with up-to-date building regulations. Quickslide was recently awarded the prestigious title of being the Best fabricator of the Year, so you be confident that we will provide a professional, friendly service no matter your project.
We are constantly pushing forward in the home improvement industry to develop sustainable, long-lasting, and secure products. Many of our products offer high efficiency and security performance levels that may even help customers save on their energy bills.
If you want to learn more about our services at Quickslide, check out our other blogs here on our website. If you’d like to become a Trade Partner, visit our programme and get in touch. You can find a local installer to start your next big project using our “find an installer” tool. We are also available if you require expert advice. Get in touch via our online contact form, or give us a call at 03332 412 240.
uPVC Sash Window Prices
All our uPVC sash windows are built-to-order and therefore all prices end up slightly different. Our prices are always competitive, so if you would like to find out how much your uPVC sash windows will cost, then check out our design tool to get an accurate cost.
Please note, our news articles are relevant and accurate at the time of release, but as technical developments dictate, and times goes by the information in this article may no longer be applicable. If you have questions, please contact us using our online contact form or call us on 03332 412 240.