Purchasing any home improvement product for your property can sometimes be overwhelming and at times, difficult. There are so many different options to choose from; colour, accessories, glazing and on top of that, you’ll need to decide what material you prefer your products to be made from
Whether you prefer uPVC, wood or aluminium, all three come with their own set of pros and cons, but which one is ultimately the best for you and your home?
Wooden windows and doors offer beauty and warmth, a great addition to many homes. However, they require much more attention and care than uPVC and aluminium. Your wooden products will require regular maintenance to ensure they last for many years to come and don’t start to rot or peel.
Like the two other materials, they can be customized to suit your requirements and come in different colours but it’s important to keep in mind that they will need to be sealed in the correct manner with the correct product, before the installation occurs.
By doing this, you will have fewer issues in the future and they will last longer. Wooden home improvement products can be stylish and energy efficient but it’s the most expensive material out of all three.
Unlike wooden products, aluminium requires much less maintenance and will not rot or perish. It comes in a range of different colours, adds a more modern touch to your home and can be tailor-made to suit your specifications.
Compared to wooden windows and doors, aluminium is much more durable and weather resistant. Aluminium home improvement products are energy efficient but aren’t as easy to recycle as wooden windows and doors, however they are cheaper.
Un-plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride or uPVC windows have grown hugely in popularity in recent years, and are the most widely chosen style of window used by the majority of double glazing companies. The cost-effectiveness of the material has helped to boost its popularity as it’s made energy efficient windows more accessible to the masses.
Similarly to aluminium, uPVC is virtually maintenance free. Unlike wood or aluminium it does not rot, peel, flake, corrode or fade. A quick wipe with a cloth every now and again will be enough to keep it clean, making it very convenient and leaving you with more time to do the things you love.
Plus, its ability to reduce energy bills by keeping heat in and sound out is also an attractive feature for many. While many think uPVC only comes in white, that’s not the case, uPVC products actually come in a wide array of colours and styles like their wood and aluminium counterparts and are tailor-made to suit your requirements. Out of all three materials, this one certainly won’t break the bank!
While all three products have different life spans, it also depends on how you take care of them. Some require much more maintenance than others but most importantly of all, they are secure products.
Everyone has different preferences and wood, aluminium and uPVC come with their own set of benefits and best bits. Here at Zenith Home, we think uPVC is a clear winner – it’s a trustworthy and secure product that can be personalised to suit your home and your style.