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11 myths about uPVC windows that are totally untrue

When it comes to upgrading your windows, you might not know what material to choose and conflicting facts don’t help. Let’s help by clearing up some of these myths surrounding uPVC windows.

uPVC Windows Walthamstow

uPVC windows are ugly

Our windows come in a range of styles and colours. They can be made to look indistinguishable from timber with a range of wood effect finishes. You can also choose from chamfered or flush profile options. You can customise them anyway to match the rest of your home or to add a splash of colour; uPVC windows don’t have to be white. Our beautiful uPVC windows offer your home a clean, smooth aesthetic that will improve your kerb appeal.

Condensation always means faulty windows

You might assume that if your windows have misted up then there’s a fault with them. This is not always the case. Often, condensation can occur because your windows are working really well. Condensation forms when there is a difference in temperature between the air and your window pane. Drying clothes inside and cooking can heat up the air inside your home and create condensation. The only time condensation is a problem is if it’s in between your double glazing panes. Get in touch if you want to discuss ways to prevent condensation or replace inefficient windows.

uPVC is unattractive plastic

You might be surprised to learn that the u is uPVC stands for unplasticised. This means that no plasticisers have been added which would make it softer. It’s definitely not some cheap plastic; it’s a strong, durable material that’s perfect to make windows out of.

uPVC is bad for the environment

We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment. Our uPVC supply is made with recycled content where possible and our windows help reduce your home’s carbon footprint.

uPVC windows are expensive

Actually, uPVC windows are one of the most affordable windows you can buy. This is ideal when you consider all the benefits they offer your home. You don’t need to compromise on style, efficiency or security when trying to save money.

uPVC is flammable

uPVC is actually flame resistant and will not support the development of a fire. Get in touch to discuss the safety features of our windows including adding a fire-escape window.

My uPVC windows won’t last

uPVC is extremely strong and provides defence against the elements as well as intrusion. Our windows have insurance backed guarantees for 10 years but will last you many years past this.

Planning permission is required to install uPVC windows

Unless you live in a period property or conservation area, planning permission is not required to install or replace uPVC windows. If you’re unsure, check with your local authority.

uPVC windows require lots of maintenance

Time consuming cleaning and maintaining is something we could all do without. Luckily with uPVC windows this is never an issue. Whatever colour you choose will not need repainting; they will stay looking good for years to come. Just a simple clean is all that’s needed to keep them working perfectly.

uPVC windows won’t protect my home

Our uPVC windows are extremely weatherproof and will protect your home from the wind and rain. With A energy rated windows, draughts will be a problem of the past and your home will stay at a comfortable temperature all year round.

All uPVC windows are made equal

This unfortunately couldn’t be further from the truth. The quality of your windows depends on where they’re from as well as who installs them. Our expert team are experienced with installations and will ensure that your windows are fitted perfectly. Having recently won the Which? Trusted Trader of the Year means we know what your home needs. Get in touch today to see the difference uPVC windows can make to your home.

Customer testimonials

"Excellent from the meeting with the salesman and then through to the fitters, absolutely superb."

Customer in Epping

“I was extremely pleased with Homeglaze Home Improvements. A professional company who don't use the pushy sales approach that we had received from other companies. Great product at a very competitive price.”

Customer in Rainham

“Homeglaze done a fantastic job from start to finish. The staff in the showroom were very helpful and the fitters were polite, clean and tidy. The end result looks brilliant, would highly recommend.”

Customer in South Ockendon

“Polite and friendly workmen, kept me informed as to what they were doing, very neat finish and cleared all away afterwards, demoed the door lock and flap usage.”

Customer in London

“The windows look excellent and the house has been left like they were polite, tidy and very aware of us being in the house as well. Couldn't recommend them more.”

Customer in Brentwood

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