Many people that are considering getting new windows for their home are aware that uPVC windows are the world’s most popular windows for installation. However, not many people are sure why this is the case and furthermore, not many know that to DIY uPVC windows could save you a lot of money. In this article we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about uPVC windows and the self-installation of these windows.
1. Why are uPVC windows the most popular replacement window?
There are actually a myriad of reasons why uPVC windows come out on top of almost any window survey carried out under various headings. They are price competitive, suppress noise and air pollution, enhance the security of your home and are virtually maintenance free. The main reason however that most homeowners opt for these windows is because they will dramatically improve the insulation and thermal capacity of your home and will help conserve energy. The upshot of this would be to reduce your heating bills and to save you money.
2. Is it difficult to DIY uPVC windows?
Like any construction project, you would need to have some background in home improvement projects and know that you are confident of taking on the task. You could hire someone with such experience to work alongside you, but this would need to be a cost effective option. Installing these windows by your self can be made a lot easier if you plan properly and use online assistance forums to help you answer any question you may have and if you do successfully install them without the help of a professional window installer, you will be saving a considerable amount of money.
3. How do I go about installing these windows myself?
The first step you should take is to plan everything properly. Ensure that you do not need planning permission to replace your existing windows. Research online different types and style of uPVC windows at sites such as http://upvcwindowsguide.com and select a window style that compliments your home. Consider only window units with a high ‘R-value’, (a measure of their resistance to losing heat). Finally most suppliers of the windows you purchase will be happy to give you a lot of information as to how to install their product as it is in everyone’s interest that the installation turns out well.