Colorit uPVC Windows and Doors can supply a range of frame colours for your double glazing
When it comes to uPVC, most people think of white, and that's still a popular choice. But, modern uPVC can be manufactured in a range of colours. Colorit uPVC Windows and Doors can supply frames in black, grey and silver to mimic aluminium, or in a range of wood-look finishes to look like timber frames. This range allows you to replace your existing frames with high-quality double-glazed uPVC windows, patio doorsor entrance doors while preserving the original look of your property.
A thermal bridge is an area of a property where the insulation is broken and hot and cold air can transfer more freely between inside and outside. Thermal bridge-free construction aims to eliminate these areas to ensure better climate control within the property. A high-quality uPVC five-chamber system combined with quality double glazing, either Standard or Low-e glass, with or without Argon Gas, offers you the best results for both thermal and noise insulation.
Low-e glass, or low-emissivity glass, is a type of glass that has a thin coating of metal or metal oxide applied to it. This coating reflects heat back into the building rather than allowing it to pass through the glass. This helps to reduce the amount of heat that is lost from a building through its windows, while still allowing natural light to pass through. Low-e glass can also help to reduce the amount of UV radiation coming through the windows which can reduce fading on curtains, carpets and soft furnishings.
While condensation may not be totally eliminated, uPVC windows generally have less condensation than aluminium frames. uPVC is closer to the thermal properties of wood than aluminium. Even thermally broken aluminium windows will get condensation as the metal will always be colder.
We recommend that you clean your windows and doors every two to three months.
The best way to clean the frames is with warm soapy water. Then wipe them dry with a soft cloth. If there are stubborn stains on the frames you can use a cleaner such as JIF, but use it sparingly and carefully. Glass can be cleaned with soapy water or glass cleaner. If you are using commercial glass cleaner be careful not to get too much on the frame. Don't use abrasive cloths or scourers, bleach, solvents or acids, or high-pressure water blasting. For ease of cleaning your windows will be coated with an EnduroShield easy clean protective coating.
As well as regular cleaning, you should inspect and clean the hinges and stays. Keep them free from dust. If required, lubricate the hinges and stays with a light engineering oil. It is also important to keep the drainage slots clear and free of dirt and debris.