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Frequently Asked Questions About uPVC Windows

If you’re considering upgrading your windows, you may have some questions about uPVC windows. In this FAQs guide, Rose Collection will answer common queries about uPVC windows to help you make an informed decision. They are a popular window choice in the home improvement industry due to their durability, energy efficiency, and eco-friendliness. Offering numerous benefits, uPVC windows can be customised to suit your home’s style and requirements.

1. What Are uPVC Windows?

uPVC windows are made from Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride, a durable and energy efficient material. Unlike regular PVC, uPVC is non-toxic and more eco-friendly. uPVC windows are built with high quality raw materials and offer better insulation, reducing energy costs. They can also be recycled, making them an environmentally friendly alternative. uPVC windows can also be custom made to resemble natural timber, providing a classic look without maintenance worries.

2. What Are The Advantages of uPVC Windows?

uPVC windows offer several benefits over other window types. They are customisable, versatile, and long lasting. uPVC windows are secure, resistant to UV rays, and self extinguishing. They maintain their shape and shine for years, requiring minimal maintenance. uPVC windows also provide excellent insulation, reducing energy consumption and lowering energy bills. They can be replaced when necessary, and various styles are available to complement different home exteriors.

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3. Are uPVC windows Suitable For My Home?

uPVC windows are suitable for a wide range of homes. They can be customised to fit any size or shape of window opening, making them versatile for both new builds and renovations. Whether you have a modern or traditional home, uPVC windows can be designed to match your style. With the Rose Collection, for example, you can choose from three models – Ultimate Rose, Heritage Rose, and Charisma Rose – each offering different styles and options to suit various homes and budgets.

4. What Is The Difference Between Each uPVC Model at Rose Collection? 

At Rose Collection, all of our uPVC sash window models are virtually identical to their timber counterparts. However, there are also differences between them.  At Roseview, we have crafted each model with attention to detail and quality manufacturing techniques. They all have high performance in security, energy efficiency, sound, and draught proofing, but they have varying visual features to suit different properties and styles. For example, you can add authentic astragal bars to the Ultimate Rose sash window whilst adding Georgian bars to Charisma Rose to suit the era your home may belong to. We also have various other sash window features, from concealed trickle vents to seahorse sash horns.

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5. Are uPVC Windows Suitable For Conservation Areas? 

While uPVC windows are suitable for contemporary homes, they can also be suitable for conservation areas. At Rose Collection, our sash window models have previously been approved for these areas, including Chelsea, Kensington, and Cambridge. Our recommendation is to design the fine details, such as with astragal bars, to provide an identical look to the traditional sash windows.

6. What Colour Options Are Available?

There are various colour options available for our uPVC windows, from traditional colours like white, black, or cream to suit homes with a timeless aesthetic. If you also have a particular RAL colour preference, we can cater to your needs at Rose Collection. We highly recommend you use our colour matcher to visualise your sash windows online by selecting your desired sash window model, colour, and hardware.

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7. Are uPVC Windows Energy Efficient?

Yes, uPVC windows are highly energy efficient. Double glazed uPVC windows consist of two panes of glass with a vacuumed space between them, providing excellent thermal insulation. This helps to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer, reducing the need for excessive heating or air conditioning. The energy efficiency of uPVC windows can lead to significant savings on your energy bills over time. At Rose Collection, our uPVC sash windows achieve impressively low U-values ranging between 1.2 and 1.5!

8. How Do I Maintain uPVC Windows? 

One of the advantages of uPVC windows is their low maintenance requirements. Cleaning the glass and frame is simple by using warm and soapy water every few months. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals that could scratch the surface. If you need to clean the internal surface, we recommend using a colourless silicone household polish. With proper care, uPVC windows can maintain their appearance and functionality for many years. If you need any further guidance, check out our article for 6 tips from the Rose Collection experts on how to clean and maintain your uPVC sash windows.

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9. What Is The Guarantee on uPVC Windows? 

All of our uPVC window models come with a 10-year guarantee to provide homeowners with peace of mind. Thanks to the natural durability of uPVC and our foiled colour finishes, you can rest assured that your new uPVC windows will last much longer than 10 years.

10. Do You Install uPVC Windows? 

Our UK-wide network of installers will fit your new windows. If you would like to find an approved Rose Collection installer who is local to your area, you can use our online tool to locate one. From then on, we will pass your details on to our installers so they can get in touch with you to discuss your project, including lead times. 

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uPVC Windows With Innovative Manufacturing & Design

With over 40 years of experience, our team is known for high quality craftsmanship and innovative design. If you would like to install our uPVC windows, you can start your project by designing them online. We hope this guide answers all your questions about uPVC windows. However, you can always get in touch with us if you have any further questions about our models. 

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