uPVC vs aluminium windows: the plastic vs metal saga continues!

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The battle between uPVC and aluminium is one that’s been hard-fought for many years. Both window materials have their own unique advantages that appeal to different types of homeowners. For this reason, there’s no clear winner or right answer, only the best choice that will make sense for you and your property. So which is it? SEH BAC are here to keep things clear!

The benefits of uPVC

The classic and most recognisable window material for generations, uPVC windows blend in with most styles of home thanks to the wide colour palette applicable and inherent flexibility. They’re a British property staple, offering reliable security, efficiency, and style at an affordable price point, always providing homeowners with a ‘set and forget’ window solution. They’re wholly resistant to harsh weather conditions and are easily recycled at the end of their long lifespan.

  • Low maintenance and easy to clean
  • High thermal performance: 0.8 U-Value
  • A energy rating
  • Available in new and classic styles

The benefits of aluminium

The most recent window material option but by no means the newcomer, aluminium windows have built a reputation for being the ideal choice in commercial and large-scale projects. They boast minimalist frames which often appeal to new-build developments, also being incredibly strong and flexible to allow large glass panes to be comfortably held. They incorporate Aerogel for impressive thermal performance, delivering U-Values as low as 0.9.

  • Minimalist frames and sightlines
  • High thermal performance: 0.9 U-Value
  • A++ energy rating
  • Available in new and classic styles
  • Lightweight with a high strength-to-weight ratio

So which is the correct choice for you?

Your decision to opt for either aluminium or uPVC will largely be dependent on your budget, ambition, and property needs. If you’re lucky enough to live in a listed building or conservation area, for example, uPVC make sense as they can be especially styled with classic design features in mind. Those living in a new development and are having window issues, on the other hand, will most likely want to consider sleekly styled aluminium frames.

Perfectly suited window solutions from SEH BAC

With a supply and installation network nationwide, the team here at SEH BAC are well-equipped to help all homeowners realise their perfect property ambitions. Whether uPVC or aluminium, we’ll tailor your new windows specific to your household, achieving a perfect fit every time. To find out how, give us a call or contact us online today.

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