Wooden windows vs uPVC

The benefits of choosing wood windows and doors over uPVC

Wood windows and doors by Chartwell Wooden Windows.

Imposing: our wood windows and doors seen on a large detached house.

 

Travel anywhere in the United Kingdom, pass any housing estate or modern office block: there’s every chance you’ll see uPVC window frames in use. Usually white frames; sometimes they come with wooden veneers which replicate mahogany or oak.

We at Chartwell Wooden Windows have the genuine article. Wooden windows. With real wooden frames. Also, wooden doors in a number of designs like uPVC, though double glazed as standard.


Where Wood Windows and Doors Win

We at Chartwell Wooden Windows are passionate about wooden windows and doors of any kind. In terms of its energy efficiency, looks, and flexibility, we cannot fault that. To back this up, there is an industry body known as the Wood Window Alliance whose values we share. Values which include:

1. Durability

Though uPVC windows are cheaper, wood windows and doors can be cheaper in the long run. A set of double glazed wooden windows can last up to 60 years. UPVC equivalents are guaranteed for 20 – 25 years. The durability of wood windows makes wooden frames a better option for triple glazed windows.

2. Environmentally Friendly

Double or triple glazed wood windows have less of an environmental impact than their uPVC equivalents, with energy settings from C to A+ as standard. Subtle changes to the design make for better insulation as well as durability.

3. Adds Value and Character

Poorly implemented home improvements can have a negative effect on house prices and spoil your home. For example, white uPVC frames would be out of place in a thatched cottage – even more so in conservation areas. In this case, wood windows and doors would be a better option.

4. Excellent Value for Money

After the initial outlay, wood windows and doors are also a cheaper option. Though more expensive than uPVC windows to start off with, its longevity makes wooden framed windows a cheaper option over the years.


After the initial outlay, wood windows and doors are also a cheaper option. Though more expensive than uPVC windows to start off with, its longevity makes wooden framed windows a cheaper option over the years.

Though many critics may be in thrall with uPVC windows, the properties of wooden window frames and doors may surprise you. Today’s frames come with secure locking systems. Plus there’s also room for traditional sash windows which you also find in uPVC windows.

Furthermore, you will see our wood windows and doors in use in our conservatories. With a Chartwell conservatory, character, as well as energy efficiency and durability is apparent.

With a range of designs, our windows and doors will not only add value to your home. They will, in years to come, prove to be a sustainable investment.

If you have any further queries, or would like a free no-obligation quote, call us on 01798 815570 (during office hours on Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm). Alternatively, email us on chartwellwindows[at]btconnect.com. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Chartwell Wooden Windows, 08 October 2015.

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