Choosing the right colours for your windows and doors can be a daunting task. If you had wooden windows or doors you were afforded an array of colour options, and due to the nature of the material you could always change the colour if you wish (although this sounds a lot simpler than it actually is, not forgetting preparations such as heavy duty sanding, re-staining, actual painting, finishes and up-keep).
uPVC is the best available material on the market today for windows and doors. It is fire & weather resistant, completely recyclable, energy efficient and low maintenance. But what colour should you choose for your home? As unlike timber, you can’t change the colour unless you install new windows. Today’s blog explores different uPVC colour options and what you should consider when choosing for your home.
uPVC Colour Options
What many people don’t realise is that uPVC windows and doors actually come in an array of colour options; most people assume that they are just available in white (which is one of the most popular colour choices for uPVC as a result of it’s clean, bright and modern finish). Although white is great, as uPVC doesn’t discolour over time and is very easy to clean, some people are put off by the ‘plastic’ look created by white, especially if they are used to a more traditional window material.
Timber Look Windows – Without The Maintenance Of Timber
So you have been sold into the many benefits of uPVC and understand that it is by far the best choice for your window and door solution, but you aren’t a fan of the white frames. In fact, you have quite a traditional older home and you want your window & door frames to be in-keeping with the style of the home. Or you have always preferred the timber appearance of more traditional windows.
The good news is that uPVC is so versatile, that it is available in not one but two different timber finishes for your home.
And the best part about selecting a timber finish for your uPVC? Unlike real wooden frames, these frames don’t require any maintenance. You don’t have to repeatedly sand and re-stain uPVC; simply wipe them clean every now and then. Worried about your frames rotting? No need to worry with uPVC, you can have the appearance of traditional timber without any of the issues that comes along with it.
Contemporary, Modern & Stylish
So you’re looking for a more modern finish to your home. You’ve been checking out other buildings and consistently come across a darker aluminium frame and that’s the look that you want for your home, but without the expense or poor energy efficiency of aluminium frames. Thankfully uPVC not only comes in traditional finishes as we’ve shown you above, but an array of modern colours to add that contemporary feel to your modernised home. In fact, you have more options than ever to choose from if you are considering a darker frame finish.
How To Decide
Well we can’t decide for you, that is completely up to you, but we can help.
- Inside vs outside – remember your window and door frames will be seen from the inside and the outside of your home, so when you are considering your colour or finish options, think what would suit not only the look of the home from the outside, but your decor on the inside.
- Double colour – leading on from our last point about the difference in your home from the outside vs the outside, this doesn’t have to be an issue. You can choose to have a different colour uPVC frame on the outside of your property to the inside. For example white on the inside to brighten the room, and a timber look on the outside to be in-keeping with the style of your building.
- Type of home – you may decide on a different uPVC finish depending on the type of your home. If you are installing new windows in a more traditional, older property, a wooden finish may be more appropriate than a bright white or cream. This then keeps the integrity of the building, without compromising the other benefits that only uPVC double glazing can offer. On the other hand, if you are installing windows in a contemporary new building, maybe black or white is more suited to the look and feel.
But what don’t you have to worry about when choosing your uPVC colour? That it will fade over time. uPVC is highly weather resistant, meaning that even in the strong Sydney sun, your uPVC window or door frame colour will not fade over time, and will continue looking as good as the first day it was installed.
You also don’t need to worry about any sort of maintenance to keep up that fantastic finish you spent hours pondering over, as uPVC requires little more than a wipe down with a warm cloth every now and then to keep it clean and pristine.
If you would like to know more about our uPVC double glazing options please contact Integra Windows & Doors today online or give us a call on (02) 9161 5597.
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