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Benefits of uPVC windows

Published on 9 March 2021

uPVC (un-plasticised polyvinyl chloride) products have grown rapidly in popularity in recent years and has fast become one of the most widely used materials in the home. Most commonly used in the construction of windows, doors, guttering and pipes, wrapped around a galvanised steel core for exceptional strength.

Favoured by major glazing companies around the world, it is the number one choice thanks to it’s multiple benefits.

But, what are those benefits and why should you upgrade your windows?


It goes without saying for all homeowners out there, houses are expensive! From buying, to the furnishing and decorating, to paying the monthly bills. It can take years to truly make your house a home and it goes without saying, we can all benefit from saving wherever we can. By opting for uPVC windows, you’re guaranteed to find a much more affordable deal than you would with an aluminium or timber equivalent.

Double whammy – not only are uPVC windows affordable, they also add value to your home. New windows can make a real difference, especially if you are planning to move in the near future. These relatively cheap solutions create a fresh, clean look for your property that will be sure to impress potential buyers, and may even insight some jealousy from the neighbours!


Strong, sturdy and won’t change shape or warp. uPVC tops the charts when it comes to durability and our products can last for up to 35 years! These products are much more hard wearing than other traditional materials, whilst also provides the added benefit of not rusting or flaking.

With the unpredictable weather in the UK, uPVC provides a solid solution for all types of weather. It’s waterproof so protects your property from the rain, damp or leaks, but also isn’t affected by temperature (hot or cold).


uPVC surfaces extremely easy to maintain, offering a wipe-clean surface that can look as good as new in seconds. As uPVC is available in a range of colours, there’s no need paint, meaning no flakes or chips!

To freshen up your uPVC installations, all it takes is a once over with an all surface cleaner and a cloth.


Preventing damp and cold air from entering your home (unless you leave the windows open!), the plastic frames from uPVC also help retain heat.

uPVC installations have greater insulating properties than wood and timber, making them environmentally friendlier but also could help save make savings on your household energy bills.


Resilient by nature, uPVC is very reliable when it comes to the safety and security of your property. The frames are constructed in a particular way that makes then extremely burglar proof and the vast majority are also anti-crowbar, which means that they can’t be forced.

Potential intruders are likely to be deterred by homes with uPVC doors or windows due to the difficulties they’d have getting inside.


Functional and fashionable? Yep, uPVC is your material that can do both. There are now more styles than ever before and you can even have styles made to suit your exact taste and desires. There’s a huge range of shapes, sizes and colours available to match the style of your property and make it stand out from the rest of the street.



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Because we’ve accurately measured and understood your design ideas, we give you an exact price for your new windows with no hidden costs or last-minute surprises.

Durability and security come as standard with all our windows which are built to spec and designed to last right here in the UK.

You can be sure of a stress-free fitting day, as our expert professional team will work quickly and considerately.


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At Optic, we have hundreds of style combinations just waiting for you. Speak to our team of experts today and we’ll be sure to find the best option for you and your home.