7 Reasons Why uPVC is a Fantastic Choice for Windows

7 Reasons Why uPVC is a Fantastic Choice for Windows: We recently discussed the differences between uPVC and Aluminum materials, but we are now going to specifically look at why uPVC is a great choice for windows. It’s not that one is better than the other, but both material types both have their own strengths and the two can be used in a variety of different settings. Whichever material best fits your needs, we’re hoping this series of blogs will provide you with the information you need to make the right decision.

Already decided on which type of material you’d like to use? Get in touch with our team now on 0800 253545 to find out more


Unlike other materials, uPVC is low-maintenance and incredibly durable. The material lasts for decades with very little sign of aging and only requires the occasional clean to remove any dirt or debris. Those with wooden windows not only have to clean them regularly, but must also paint and varnish them quite often, something you won’t have to worry about with uPVC.


The way uPVC is created makes it excellent for soundproofing. The thick plastic blocks out lots of sounds without the need for  expensive padding. Double-glazing can add extra sound protection, providing the perfect barrier against the noisy outside world when trying to have a lie-in.

Environmentally Friendly

Naturally strong against a number of conditions, uPVC can last anywhere between 40-80 years. It’s also made from recyclable products and can be recycled at the end of its life to help make other products. Worried about your eco footprint? Don’t, uPVC windows are built to last and can be reused.

Energy Efficient

uPVC windows and Brackenwood’s excellent A- Rated double-glazing provide the perfect insulator for the winter, keeping your house warm for longer. Working together, both could save you up £285 a year on your heating bills. A significant investment when you consider just how long they last for.


uPVC is a highly customisable material that can be custom built to fit numerous needs and designs. If you’ve got an unusual or bespoke fitting for your window, our team will be more than happy to talk about it and find the best solution that works for you.

Suitable all year round

Wooden-frame windows are especially susceptible to the elements during winter. Whether it’s wind, rain or snow, the weather will eventually start chipping away at your paint and damage the wood underneath. uPVC is suitable against snow, sleet, rain and wind, so that’s one less problem to worry about.


Modern uPVC windows are built with security in mind and with the added Brackenwood addition of a SAC Shootbolt locking system, you know our windows will keep you protected should you ever need it.


If everything above wasn’t enough, uPVC is also very cost effective. It is often cheaper than aluminium, but still offers great versatility and reliability over a long period. If you are looking to save a few pennies without compromising on quality, uPVC might just be the perfect choice for you.

Does uPVC sound like a material you might be interested in? Want to find out more about the many styles we have, including casement, flush, bay & bow, sliding sash and tilt & turn? Contact our team today on 0800 253 545

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