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Retain the Character of Your House with Eco Doors & Windows' uPVC Inserts

Saturday 1 May 2021, 3:33PM
By Beckie Wright
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WELLINGTON

By now most homeowners are familiar with the concept of uPVC windows and doors, and their many and varied benefits, but now you can replace your timber windows with uPVC inserts. ‘Inserts’ are a method of installation that is relatively non-invasive. Eco Doors & Windows will remove only the timber window frames, glass, and any vertical or horizontal posts. They leave the timber surrounds, i.e. reveals, sills, flashings and external facings, and insert the uPVC frame into the existing hole. This way the character of the house can be retained, while still providing a high performing window. 

uPVC is a low maintenance material, unlike natural materials which require annual sanding, varnishing and repainting. Windows and doors made from uPVC can last for decades, without any sign of weathering. The only upkeep is a wipe down clean with soapy water to prevent staining and remove grim or dirt. 

The material is incredibly tough, meaning the frames can cope against the most extreme elements and are not affected by rot and corrosion, which is especially advantageous for properties located near the seaside where high salt content can be problematic. The uPVC coating is also protected against ultraviolet (UV) rays which prevent the material from fading in prolonged sun exposure. 

Eco Windows & Doors’ uPVC windows can come in various window style configurations, providing an efficient ventilation system with effective airflow into a room. An effective window configuration is called 'tilt and turn' which consists of a two-window arrangement which can open in two separate directions providing draft-free ventilation. 

When in the tilted position inwards, hot air can escape through the top and side openings while turning the window to open fully can quickly ventilate the atmosphere of an entire room useful for cleaning or refreshing. 

The average life span of uPVC windows can range between 40-80 years. They are made from mostly recyclable materials to sustain minimal long-term impact on the environment, so for more information on aluminium windows Wellington and double glazing Wellington please go to https://ecowindows.nz .