What Are Wood Effect uPVC Windows?

Wood effect uPVC windows are the latest development in window frame technology. Over the last 50 years, uPVC windows have revolutionised window frame design. The technology allowed consumers to have a completely new set of windows at a fraction of what they used to cost. Materials used in uPVC windows made them strong, affordable and energy efficient. All these advantages meant that many people choose uPVC windows when building or redesigning houses.

However, one of the main disadvantages of uPVC windows is that they do not have the same aesthetic as a timber window frame. In many older properties, the wooden window frames are a design feature of the house. This means that those who did not want to upgrade to uPVC windows must spend a fortune maintaining these timber frames. This is why wood effect uPVC windows are so beneficial. They offer all the functional advantages of uPVC window frame design while maintaining the original aesthetic of the house.

As a leading manufacturer and installer of wood effect uPVC windows in Somerset, we have put together a guide on the advantages of uPVC windows with wood effect.

What is the difference between wood effect and normal uPVC windows?

Wood effect uPVC windows feature very similar materials to uPVC windows, although they look more like traditional timber frames. Traditional uPVC casement windows tend to have a simple one-colour design, usually white. Wood effect uPVC windows not only look like real timber frames, but they also have a wooden texture. All our wood effect uPVC windows in Somerset come with a high-quality coating to ensure that frames do not rot or warp.

Advantages of wood effect uPVC windows

Aesthetic – The most appealing thing about uPVC windows with a wood effect is the aesthetic. Not only do they look great, but they also come in a range of styles and designs. As a wood effect uPVC windows company in Somerset, we offer a range of different wood styles and colours. All our windows are bespoke to each customer and made to measure.

Cost-effective – Aside from the aesthetic appeal, wood effect windows are also considerably cheaper than timber frames. Not only are they cheaper to install than wooden frames but they are also more cost-effective to maintain.

Maintenance – Wooden window frames typically need repainting every 5 to 10 years. This is an incredibly time-consuming or expensive process. Wood effect uPVC windows will only need to be cleaned occasionally, so the maintenance is much easier.

Thermal efficiency – With the price of heating bills going up in recent years, it is important that window glass and frames are energy efficient. uPVC windows use a multi-chamber design to trap heat inside the house. By replacing old timber windows with wood effect uPVC windows, you can significantly reduce a household’s energy bill.

Weather resistance – Over time, wooden window frames will begin to deteriorate. Particularly in severe weather, timber frames can rot and splinter. Wood effect windows have a major advantage over wooden frames because of their durability. Due to a high-quality coating, wood effect uPVC windows stay durable in even the most extreme English weather.

For more information about wood effect uPVC windows in Somerset, get in contact with us at Notaro Windows. The team at our wood effect uPVC windows company have over 50 years of experience designing and installing window frames. To speak to a member of our team, give us a call on 01278 662298 or fill out our contact form.