When it comes to investing in your home, windows are often one of the best places to start. And, in recent years, uPVC windows have grown in popularity due to their low price point.
Often, the team here at Brinard Joinery are asked which is better: uPVC or timber windows in Sheffield? So we have put together this handy blog post to help you make an informed decision for your home. Read on to find out more!
Save Time And Money
Let’s start at the bottom line. We know our customers want to find the highest quality windows at the best price available. And, because of that, uPVC options can seem like the best solution. It is true, timber windows in Sheffield tend to cost more than uPVC initially. But in the long term it’s actually a very different story.
When you view your decision to replace your windows as an investment in your home, wooden windows quite often exceed uPVC in the race to the top. Not only do timber windows and doors add value to properties where they are installed, they also have a much longer lifespan. When properly maintained and cared for, timber windows exceed uPVC options in longevity. So, you will benefit from a boosted sale price if and when the time comes to sell. Plus, you’ll also find your windows won’t need replacing for many years with timber.
Boost The Aesthetics Of Your Home
When it comes to your homes aesthetics, you may find that uPVC windows don’t provide the flexibility that you need. Typically, these kinds of windows are produced on a massive scale in very similar styles. That means you don’t have as much control over the aesthetics of your home when it comes to personalisation.
Timber windows, however, afford you the opportunity to customise your aesthetic to communicate your personal style. This is especially true for heritage and period properties that are bursting with character. Timber windows in Sheffield, particularly those from Brinard Joinery, can be designed exclusively to suit your property. That means you have total control over the finish and style of your windows, right down to their colour.
Keep Maintenance To A Minimum
uPVC windows look very fresh and clean upon installation, but maintaining them can be a nightmare. Often uPVC can become discoloured, and be very difficult to repair if it is damaged. On the other hand, timber windows in Sheffield from Brinard Joinery crafted from factory finished timber is much easier to maintain and repair. After around 10 years, it will need a fresh lick of paint to keep the colour vivid. However, beyond that it will look gorgeous year on year.
What’s more, if you decide that you would like to change up the aesthetics of your home, timber windows can be repainted whatever colour you like. So, if you’re a big fan of redecorating every few years but don’t want the hassle of replacing your windows, timber options give you the flexibility to change things up without spending too much time or money.
At Brinard Joinery, we offer our customers a range of options for their timber windows in Sheffield. One of these is Accoya. Accoya windows and doors are non-toxic and recyclable. What’s more, the wood for this is sourced sustainably from FSC, PEFC and other regionally certified woods. The nature of the trees used to create Accoya, and the speed in which they grow, means the farming of them poses no threat to vulnerable forests.
On the other hand, uPVC has been known to emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and is known to contain at least 6 of the most hazardous chemicals listed by European standards. So, for the environmentally conscious among us, timber windows are a much more sustainable way of creating an aesthetically pleasing and greener home!
Choose Brinard Joinery For Timber Windows In Sheffield
When it comes to choosing windows and doors for your home, the choice between uPVC and timber windows is entirely subjective. That being said, when you weigh up the pros and cons between the two, it becomes clear that the benefits of timber windows in Sheffield exceed those of uPVC. From longevity, quality, aesthetics, and environmental impact, timber windows are head and shoulders above the rest. If you would like to find out more about timber windows in Sheffield from Brinard Joinery, then contact us today. Our friendly team can talk you through your options and advise you of the best course of action for your property.