What is upvc?

When it comes to the subject of windows and doors, there is a lot to know!

If you have any questions about the replacement of your windows or doors, feel free to get in touch with us. We will be happy to discuss your needs and help you make the right decision for your home. Give us a call today on 01473 270008

What is upvc?

upvc is a type of construction material that can be used to build windows and doors. It’s also known as or polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The letters “PVC” stand for the chemical compound vinyl chloride, which is its main ingredient

What indicates that the time has come to replace your windows?

The first sign that you may need to replace your windows is when they start to discolour. This can be caused by sunlight, but it’s not just the colour of your window that will change: if you look at the frames and sills, you’ll notice that they’ve started turning green or black as well.

If your windows leak air, or if cold drafts are coming through them, then this is another indicator that it might be time for replacement windows. If you have double-glazed units with seals around them (the bit where two panes meet), these will wear out over time and need replacing too–and once they’re gone there’s no going back! Even if they aren’t leaking yet but still seem drafty on cold days, it could mean that those seals are starting to fail – so get them checked by a professional before things get worse!

Choosing the right window replacement company.


      • Choose a company that is part of an approved or accredited vendor. Such as FENSA

      What are the benefits of PVCu windows?

      The benefits of PVCu windows are:


        • Durable and long lasting. UPVC is a strong material that can withstand the wear and tear of everyday life. It’s also resistant to corrosion, making it ideal for use in coastal areas as well as places where there may be excessive exposure to UV light.

        • Energy efficient. Many modern upvc windows will help you save money on your heating bills, making them an attractive option if you’re looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint or simply want to cut down on household costs without compromising on comfort or aesthetics.

        • Available in a wide range of styles and colours – whether you’re looking for something traditional or contemporary, there’s sure to be something out there that suits both your taste and budget!

      Why choose UPVC replacement doors?

      You can have UPVC doors installed, and then forget about them for years. They’re durable, cost effective, and easy to maintain. And because they’re so energy efficient it’s not necessary to replace your windows when installing new doors.

      UPVC (Ultra-Protex) is a type of plastic that looks like glass but has the strength and durability of steel or aluminum. This means it won’t break when someone bumps into it–and since there are no moving parts within the frame itself (like hinges), there’s less chance of things breaking down over time either!

      Maintenance and UPVC door repairs.

      A good maintenance routine will help to keep your upvc door in tip-top condition. To keep your doors looking new, it’s important to clean them regularly and replace any damaged parts as soon as possible. Here are some tips on how to do this:


          • Cleaning – Use a soft cloth or sponge with warm water and detergent to wipe over the surface of your UPVC door, but avoid using abrasive cleaners or sharp objects which could scratch it.

          • Repairing – If there are any chips or cracks in the plastic frame around an UPVC window frame then these will need repairing before they become worse than they already are! You can buy repair kits online that come with all necessary tools (such as putty knives) for doing this job yourself at home without needing professional assistance!

        How to choose your perfect front door.

        Choosing the right front door is a big decision. It’s one of the first things people see when they come to your home, so you want to make sure it looks good and complements the style of your property.

        You should also take into account what kind of lifestyle you lead, where you live and how much money you want to spend on this new addition.

        You might also want to consider whether or not there are any security features that could benefit from being installed in your new front door .

        UPVC windows and doors are an important part of the home and from time to time we need advice on how best to maintain them.

        UPVC windows and doors are an important part of the home, and from time to time we need advice on how best to maintain them.

        Here are some tips for keeping your UPVC window and door in good condition:


            • Regularly clean the glass with a damp cloth and rinse off any dirt or grime with warm water (you can use a mild detergent if necessary). For wooden frames, use soft cotton wool dipped in white spirit or linseed oil on wood surfaces that have become dry or scuffed over time. If you find that paintwork is peeling away from around any screws, simply touch up with fresh paint using matching colours from local DIY stores.

            • Inspect all hinges regularly – they should be smooth moving without sticking as well as being firmly attached at both ends so there’s no risk of them coming loose over time! If any parts look worn then replace them before they cause damage to surrounding surfaces such as walls or ceilings when opening/closing windows etcetera…


          If you’re looking for a material that’s durable and easy to work with, then upvc is the perfect choice. It has many applications in construction projects such as doors and windows. Give John Parker Fixings a call on 01473 270008. We offer a high quality service from start to finish, our reviews speak for themselves and we offer a free quote and measure service. It is highly recommended to use a professional when installing your new replacement windows and doors and we would highly recommend using the latest products and standards when having new windows and doors fitted. They are a good investment on any property and will help with energy bills, but only if fitted correctly by professionals. There is absolutely no reason not to get the free quote and measure from us, which will give you a good price from a good reputable company based in Ipswich in the UK.