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How to Stop Draughts from UPVC Windows

how to stop draughts from upvc windows

UPVC windows have been growing in popularity over the last couple of decades, and a quick look around your local area will likely show you that at least half of the homes have them fitted.

UPVC stands for unplasticised poly vinyl chloride, and is the material that makes up the window frames. The frames have a galvanised steel core, which gives them great strength, and the glass is normally double glazed. However, they may still not be the best windows for you.

This blog looks at how to stop draughts from UPVC windows, to keep your home as warm and comfortable as possible…

It’s important to keep windows the optimum width and type to stop draughts. Single glazing has been proven to be the least effective method of thermal insulation for windows, but tests have shown that in some cases, adding more layers of glass is actually counterproductive.

At first mention, quadruple glazing would seem to be the most effective solution, however, it ends up making the windows too heavy, and also has a negative impact on both light and visibility as well.

So, how is best to stop draughts from UPVC windows? Triple glaze them!

how to stop draughts from upvc windows

If you ever put your home on the market or up for rent, you’ll need to be assessed for an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) – and having triple glazing installed will greatly improve the rating on this

Triple Glazing: The Ultimate Draughtproofing Solution

Triple glazing is made up of three panels of glass, with two cavities of air in between, to prevent the movement of thermal flow.

It’s most commonly found in countries with cooler climates than the UK, such as Canada and Norway, but is becoming more common here as weather becomes more extreme, and people seek out more effective ways to reduce heat loss.

A triple glazed window unit improves thermal efficiency in a property drastically, but the increased layering against the outside world also reaps another benefit: sound insulation.

Those who live in a noisy or busy environment will immediately notice the difference in sound levels within their home. Warmer and quieter? Perfect!

Properties with triple glazed windows will benefit from up to a 50% decrease in the air flow through them compared to standard double glazing, so energy efficiency is greatly increased.

If you ever put your home on the market or up for rent, you’ll need to be assessed for an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) – and having triple glazing installed will greatly improve the rating on this.

Draughts will be greatly decreased by the fitting of triple glazed windows, as will the risk of the breakage of glass. The frames of Liniar triple glazed windows aren’t bog-standard UPVC models, but come with internal beading, to prevent destruction.

This means that you’re better protected against accidental or unlawful window breakage, for additional peace of mind.

Home Logic are the approved installers of Liniar triple glazing and have expert installation teams throughout the country who can survey, consult and install. Simply click the button below, or call 0800 1700 636 to get started today!