Selecting the best windows for your home can be a difficult decision as there are many windows on the market, all claiming to be quality products. In fact many of them are just that, and you will have to decide between uPVC, timber and aluminium window units that could all do a good job in your home.
uPVC windows however have the name of being the most cost competitive windows on the market and this must surely mean that you have to give them serious consideration over other window types.
Having double glazing installed in your home, quite simply means that any sound outside your property has to travel through two panes of glazing instead of one before it can bother you. Many experts recommend double glazing as an excellent means of sound suppression. Triple glazing will be even more efficient in this regard but you have to weigh up the ability of triple glazing to block noise from entering your home against the purchase cost of triple glazed window units.
One of the advantages to PVC or vinyl windows is that they are very low maintenance. This fact perhaps does not bother unduly homeowners who like doing jobs around the home and find it therapeutic to have to paint and repair timber windows. However many homeowners would prefer to be able to relax in their homes on their days off, instead of having to repaint or re-varnish their window units. Timber windows have to be kept weatherproof or they may rot, swell or warp and may not be able to seal properly if any of these things occur.
Security is very important to homeowners today, much more so than when properties were being built with timber, single glazed windows installed. With quality windows made from uPVC you get a multi point locking system in each frame and possibly other features such as double locking uPVC window handles. Double glazing itself is much more difficult to break through than single glazing and if a burglar comes up against double glazed and locked uPVC window units, he will be more likely to move on to easier pickings.