Reasons to Replace Your Old PVC-U Windows

Published: 10th January 2013

Reasons to Replace Your Old PVC-U Windows

As many homeowners originally installed PVC-U windows in the late eighties and early nineties, some of these older products may need replacing for safety, aesthetic, or energy saving reasons.

If you’ve had your current PVC-U windows for 15-20 years and are considering upgrading, it’s worth knowing that newer systems bring many more benefits than some of the older windows that were installed all that time ago.

New PVC-U windows have been designed to be extra secure, undergoing rigorous security and weather testing, and being designed to meet security standards such as BS7950 and Secured by Design – a UK police initiative for safer homes. These are new accreditations that much older systems won’t have, therefore meaning that today’s windows have been tested and approved to be truly fit-for-purpose.

New PVC-U windows are incredibly thermally efficient, and if you upgrade you can choose ‘A’ rated energy windows that will reduce your home’s energy bills and create a warmer, more comfortable home than you may currently have with older PVC-U windows. Plus, as well as keeping heat in, new energy efficient windows sound proof your home better against unwanted outside noise, which is ideal if you cherish the peace and quiet.

First impressions count, and as the front of the house is where visitors will see first, setting the right tone through windows can be crucial to a home’s kerb appeal. New PVC-U windows can instantly update your home and make it stand out from the neighbours, plus, the huge array of design, material and colour options now available mean that PVC-U windows no longer have to be plain white – meaning that if you fancied a change, there are a lot more options now on the market.

The vast range of options available today means that there is a style of PVC-U window to suit every home. For more information, or to request a free quote, call Swish Windows and Doors on 0808 178 3040 or visit

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