uPVC Double Glazed Units

The Benefits of uPVC Double Glazed Units

In our last blog, we talked about the tell-tale signs that might indicate you need replacement double glazed windows in your property. Whether your existing windows are in urgent need of repair or replacement, or whether you just fancy an upgrade, you would do well to consider uPVC windows and doors for your house.

The benefits and features of uPVC double-glazed windows

Double glazed window installations are our bread and butter and, over the years we’ve been part of this industry, we like to think we’ve learned a thing or two about the various options available. Without question, one of the most popular installations with clients across Romford, Hornchurch, and beyond, are uPVC casement windows, and with good reason. These double-glazing units offer tangible advantages over traditional timber windows, as we shall see…


There’s no comparison here. When it comes to your initial outlay for double glazing installation, using uPVC casement units rather than timber frames will provide you with a massive saving. While it is true that timber windows tend to outlast their uPVC equivalents, that’s only if they are properly looked after.

Energy efficiency

While it is certainly true that some timber double glazed windows have improved their energy rating these last few years, uPVC windows and doors were designed with energy efficiency in mind. Vacuum sealed inside their own units, they reduce heat wastage by a considerable margin, which not only saves you energy, but money too.


Because of their construction, uPVC casement windows are notoriously difficult to break with blunt force. The uPVC casing adds extra durability to an already impressively sturdy double-glazed window unit. What’s more, the locks and chains that come as standard with uPVC installations prove time and again in independent tests to withstand all but the most determined attempt to override them.


uPVC is about as low maintenance a material as you can find. Compared to the painting and sanding required to maintain timber windows, uPVC double-glazed windows and doors can be kept in peak condition with a damp cloth and some glass cleaner.


Some would say that this is where uPVC falls down: with that uniform stark whiteness duplicated across thousands of homes across Hornchurch and Romford. In the past, there may have been some truth to that but not anymore. Not only does uPVC come in a range of colours, you can even have a wood-grain effect, offering you the best of both worlds.

Easy to repair and replace

uPVC is short for ‘unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride’, and is a popular and versatile building material. Properly installed and maintained, uPVC windows and doors should give you decades of effective service. In the event that your windows need repairing or replacing later down the line, the popularity of uPVC in double glazing manufacture means that replacements and repairs can be completed with a minimum of effort.

For the very best in uPVC window installations in and around Hornchurch and Romford, give Park Lane Window Services a call today on 01708 459 291 or 07977 011 287. One of our helpful and friendly members of staff will arrange for a visit to your home to measure up your windows and to go through the various options available to you. All this before giving you a unique, no-obligation quote, specially tailored to you and your requirements, absolutely free of charge.