Enhancing Homes with Efficiency and Style: The Advantages of uPVC Windows

Published: 30 November 2023

uPVC windows, like those supplied by Ameribuild, offer a myriad of benefits that align with contemporary design and building standards, particularly in the context of energy efficiency, affordability, and environmental friendliness.

Key features and benefits include:

Energy Efficiency and Insulation

Ameribuild’s uPVC windows stand out for their energy efficiency, which is primarily achieved through two features:

UV-resistant uPVC has low thermal conductivity, meaning it does not allow heat to pass through easily. This property helps in maintaining consistent indoor temperatures, regardless of the outdoor weather conditions. The materials used also negate the need for a thermal break (thermal breaks are commonly made from uPVC).

Double glazing with argon gas acts as an excellent insulator, preventing heat exchange through the window, while the low-E glass reflects UV rays, keeping the interior of a home warm in winter and cool in summer. This combination is significant in reducing a home’s reliance on heating and cooling systems, leading to lower energy expenses.

Thermal Performance

The thermal performance of these windows is not only a comfort feature but also a compliance asset. Ameribuild’s entry-level windows exceed the New Zealand Building Code’s H1 Energy Efficiency requirements by at least 26%, indicating their superior performance in maintaining indoor temperatures and reducing energy consumption.

Design and Aesthetics

From a design perspective, Ameribuild’s uPVC windows offer versatility with a slimmer frame profile. This contrasts with the often chunkier European style of uPVC common in New Zealand, providing a sleeker look suitable for a variety of architectural designs. Windows are also available in multiple opening types, including awning, casement, and sliding options, ensuring a match for any home design.

Affordability and Value

uPVC windows from Ameribuild are recognised as offering excellent quality and outstanding value for money, providing a cost-effective solution for builders and homeowners conscious of both budget and building standards.

Ameribuild imports fully glazed and assembled uPVC windows and doors, working with trusted builders to install the products, however any qualified builder can easily install these windows (the warranty applies regardless). Not having to maintain a fleet of vehicles and installers keeps costs down and means better prices for Kiwi customers.

Environmental Considerations

uPVC is a recyclable material, which enhances the environmental profile of Ameribuild’s windows. Their commitment to creating homes that are warm, dry, and free of mould and mildew reflects a broader dedication to healthy living environments that are sustainable and energy-efficient.

Windows feature fully integrated, removable insect screens and because they’re made with UV-resistant uPVC, they can withstand all weather conditions without degrading. The materials used also negate the need for thermal break upgrades, demonstrating the durability and low maintenance of the product.

Ameribuild’s uPVC windows offer a long list of benefits that make them an attractive choice for architects, builders and homeowners looking to incorporate modern, high-performance windows into their projects.

To learn more about Ameribuild and uPVC windows, see: https://www.ameribuild.co.nz/products/upvc-windows.html