Considering new PVC-u Windows
Here are 5 things you should understand critical to ensure a worthy investment.
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Ever wondered how PVC-u windows are made?
Well they begin life as lengths of extruded PVC-u ‘profile’. In the late 90’s and early 2000’s the number of PVC-u profile suppliers in the UK peaked at almost 60 different brands. Then mainly because of saturation, numerous profile organisations were either acquired, merged or went out of business, leaving around just 15 profile producers supplying the UK today.
However, the good news is that only the best survived. All profile suppliers have a set of standards and regulations to adhere to and it is fair to say that all of the current suppliers ensure their profiles meet the correct standards. Standards will include thickness of profile, surface finish, durability and colour stability amongst the criteria.
A number of profiles are produced in the UK, whilst others come from abroad, mainly Europe. All profile companies guarantee their profile for a minimum of 10 years although well maintained and regularly cleaned profile will more than double expectations.