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What Are the Benefits of uPVC Windows and Doors?

Posted: May 8th, 2024

When it comes to home improvement, choosing uPVC windows and doors is a big deal. These fixtures not only contribute to the aesthetics of your home, but also impact its functionality, energy efficiency, and security.

Amidst all the options available, uPVC (Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride) windows and doors stand out for their numerous benefits. Here's why opting for uPVC could be a game-changer for your home.

Exceptional Durability

uPVC windows and doors are renowned for their durability. Unlike traditional wooden frames that are susceptible to rotting, warping, and deterioration over time, uPVC is highly resistant to environmental factors such as moisture, sunlight, and temperature fluctuations. This durability ensures that your uPVC fixtures retain their structural integrity for years, requiring minimal maintenance and offering long-term cost savings.

Superior Energy Efficiency

Saving energy is more important than ever, and uPVC doors and windows are the best solution. uPVC is a low conductor of heat and helps form a closed air system to minimise heat loss. Their insulation keeps your home cosy in winter and cool in the summer by blocking out heat loss, meaning you won't have to crank up the heating or AC as much. Five chambers at the core of the design and two chambers either side of the reinforcement chamber, provide a superb thermal insulation performance. The addition of triple glazing will ensure an energy rating of A+.

Noise Reduction

Are you tired of being disturbed by outside noise? uPVC windows and doors serve as effective sound insulators, muffling external sounds and creating quieter indoor environments. Whether you live near a bustling street, noisy neighbours, or in a high-traffic area, uPVC's noise reduction capabilities provide a peaceful sanctuary within your home, promoting relaxation and tranquillity.

Low Maintenance

Unlike traditional windows that require frequent painting, sealing, and upkeep, uPVC windows and doors are virtually maintenance-free. Their smooth, non-porous surface is resistant to dirt, stains, and fading, requiring only occasional cleaning with soap and water to maintain their pristine appearance.

Enhanced Security

Security is essential when it comes to protecting your home and loved ones. uPVC windows and doors offer robust security features, including multi-point locking systems, reinforced window frames, and toughened glass options. These features act as deterrents to intruders, providing peace of mind knowing that your home is well-protected against forced entry and burglary attempts.

Fire Retardant

The regulations for buildings say that window and door units and frames need to be made of fire-rated materials that resist fire spreading from outside. UPVC is a material required by these rules to meet fire safety standards, meaning UPVC can keep the main escape route open for 30 minutes during a fire.

Versatility in Design

uPVC windows and doors come in many different styles, colour options, and finishes to complement any architectural aesthetic or design preference. Whether you prefer the classic look of white uPVC frames or the modern appeal of sleek black, agate grey, or anthracite grey, uPVC offers endless possibilities to customise your home's appearance.

How can Essex Trade Windows help you?

Designed with performance in mind, our uPVC windows are extremely energy efficient and can achieve incredibly low U-values. Our uPVC windows are available in a range of bespoke colours, finishes, and styles, allowing you to add your own personal touch to your new windows.

  • Casement Windows - Add a timeless charm to your home with our uPVC Casement Windows. With stylish looks, slim sightlines, excellent security and superior energy saving, our uPVC casement window range offers single, double or multiple fixed and opening lights to produce combination frames, including bay and bow windows.

  • Sash Windows - Our uPVC sash windows have been expertly crafted to replicate the traditional look of timber but without age-related issues. The Spectus uPVC Vertical Slider has been designed to provide an authentic, period appearance without drawbacks.

  • Tilt & Turn Windows - Providing high levels of ventilation, our uPVC tilt & turn windows give you easy access to clean the windows safely from the inside of your home. They are the ideal choice for those in high-rise buildings.

  • Bay Windows - Add style and space to your home with our bay windows. Available in a huge range of colour options, you are sure to find the perfect fit for your property.

Why Choose Essex Trade Windows?

At Essex Trade Windows we have over 15 years of experience providing trade, suppliers, and DIY homeowners in Essex, London, Kent, Suffolk, and Hertfordshire, with high-quality window products and exceptional customer service. Whatever your style or budget, we have the perfect uPVC window for you. Contact our friendly team today for a free quote. You can also visit our showroom where you can take a look at the outstanding quality of our products for yourself.

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Why Choose Essex Trade Windows


Direct from the Factory

Essex Trade Windows have been manufacturing UPVC windows & Doors for over 15 years. We manufacture to the highest quality as well as offering low prices & short lead times.


Genuine Trade Prices

We offer genuine trade prices & discounts to all of our installers, tradesmen and DIY customers.


10 Year Guarantee

Our supply only UPVC windows & doors come with a 10 year guarantee including frames, glass and hardware as standard.


Made to Measure

All of our products are made to measure to your exact requirements. Due to the vast range of options and finishes there’s sure to be a solution for every project.


Environmentally Friendly

Our Aluplast Ideal 70 windows & doors feature Ecotech70 as standard making it one of the most sustainable window and door systems in the UK.


Quality Products

Quality components from leading brands and fabrication by our highly experienced workforce ensure the highest level of quality.

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