UPVC door fitters in Shropshire

What is uPVC and Why Should You Consider it for Your Windows and Doors?

When you’re thinking about replacing your windows or doors, you’ve probably thought about getting uPVC. These are growing in popularity and for good reason – they are a strong, reliable option that come in a range of colours and designs. If you’re thinking about getting new windows or doors for your property in Telford, this post will help you decide if uPVC is the right choice for you.

What is uPVC?

uPVC stands for Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride. It’s a low-maintenance plastic material used as a substitute for wood or metal in both window and door frames. It’s usually used for double glazing and is a great option for replacing single glazed windows and doors.

What are the benefits of uPVC?

Energy Efficient

uPVC windows and doors were designed to withstand the temperature changes that the seasons bring. This means if it’s very hot outside, it won’t penetrate through. Whereas, if it’s cold outside, it will keep the warm air trapped inside.

This means you’ll pay less for your energy bills and the energy rating of your home will improve.


Wooden doors look fantastic but they don’t stand the test of time as uPVC does. Wooden door frames warp and are susceptible to rot, whereas uPVC can easily mimic the look of wood and last much longer.

You won’t need to repaint or seal a uPVC doors or windows down the line and the only upkeep is general cleaning to keep them looking their best.

A Range of Styles

Whether you want casement windows, a large bay, or a sliding door to your patio, there will be a good uPVC option for you. uPVC can be designed specifically for your needs and comes in a range of styles and colours to suit your home.

High Security

Metal frames offer the most security of any material, but uPVC frames are a close second. uPVC windows and doors have very high strength and come fitted with strong modern locks to keep intruders out. Unlike wooden frames, there is no weak spot that makes uPVC easy to jam open.


Perhaps one of the most enticing benefits of uPVC over other options is the price point. uPVC is high quality but considerably cheaper than hardwood, aluminium, or other metals.

uPVC windows and doors are a more affordable option but still look modern, giving great value for money.

Looking for uPVC windows and doors in Telford?

At A1 Glass & Glazing we design, supply, and install modern uPVC windows and doors for our customers throughout Telford. Serving both commercial and residential clients, we’ll visit your property and walk you through the best options for your needs. All of our windows and doors come in a range of styles and colours as well as being customisable with different safety options as needed.

Call us today to arrange a free, no-obligation quote: 07966 209 233.


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