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Timber’s long and successful duration as a major construction material for windows and doors is a testament to its exceptional quality. However, nowadays homeowners are regularly choosing wood effect uPVC windows and doors instead of genuine timber variations. But the question is why? So, let’s take a closer look and find out.
Aesthetically, timber looks absolutely fantastic, however the difference between the look of wood effect and genuine timber windows & doors is undiscernible from the naked eye.
As a result of their genuine timber aesthetics, these types of windows and doors are regularly approved for usage in conservation areas. If you’re a resident in such a location, they’re ideal replacements for your old timber versions.
Although timber is a naturally insulating material, old timber windows are susceptible to letting in draughts. This is often because of poor sealing and weathertightness. This means they’re unable to match the thermal performance levels of their wood effect uPVC counterparts. For instance, Residence 9 wood effect windows feature U-values of 0.8 W/m2K, which is some of the best insulation values on the market. This can potentially lead to significant savings on energy bills.
Traditionally, timber required staining regularly to maintain a quality finish and prevent susceptibility to rot. However, you needn’t worry about such problems occurring with uPVC. An occasional wipe down will ensure wood effect uPVC windows and doors continue looking as good as the day they were installed, whilst they will not rot, twist or warp as they endure the best and worst of the British weather.
Individuality is incredibly important when deciding on your home’s features. Therefore, having as wide a choice of colours as possible is important. Fortunately, with wood effect uPVC windows and doors, a bountiful selection of shades are available to choose from. Decide on a subtle colour, a shade that’s far more bold or anything in between.
Wood effect uPVC windows and doors can be customised in a number of ways. Emerald’s heritage windows, for example, are available with Georgian and leaded bars, monkey drop handles and patterned glass, the attention to detail on which is truly outstanding.
Emerald Windows has 3 excellent ranges to choose from; decide on either the Residence, Infinity or Heritage collection. Having performed a countless number of installations over the past decade or so, a professional, thorough installation is assured when choosing Emerald too. For more information on the benefits of timber alternative windows and doors, or to learn about our other products & services, give us a call on 0800 612 4154. Or, send us an online message.
With a head office in Swindon, a short trip from the motorway, we are ideally located to offer our services across Wiltshire, Reading, Bath, Bristol, Marlborough, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and other surrounding locations.
Emerald provide and install home improvements in all materials – uPVC, aluminium and traditional timber. No matter what material you choose, you can be sure we’ll provide you consistent quality – our work is always finished to the highest standards, whether you’re installing 2 windows or 20!Book a home visitView our showroom
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