Not only are uPVC windows a great budget-friendly option with fantastic energy efficient qualities, they are also very secure. This is due to a range of security features that provide homeowners with peace of mind, as well as value for money.
As standard, our uPVC windows come with multi-point locking systems. These provide Sheffield homeowners with tried and tested UKAS accredited PAS 24 enhanced security. With multi-point locking systems, the security is increased through the strength of the seal that is able to be created.
The multi-point locks will essentially bolt the window right into the frame, ensuring it is secure at a number of points. Generally, there will be between three and five locking points on a window.
A bead is something that helps to hold the glazing in place. It is a small strip that runs along the edges of a window sash. Internal beading is where the glazing is fixed on the inside of a home, as opposed to on the outside. External beading was largely seen as a security issue because intruders were able to remove the beads and glass, which is not possible with internal beading because it is secured in place on the inside.
Double glazing is a potentially crucial addition to your uPVC windows. Not only do the two panes of glass that make up the glazing provide reductions in noise and increased energy efficiency, but it also significantly improves security.
The internal beading helps considerably with the security of double glazing, as well as the thickness and strength of the glass. Additionally, the argon gas that is used in between each pane to help with heat retention is also able to act as a shock absorber.
There are further options to increase the security of your windows by way of strengthening the glass. Toughened glass provides a superb resistance to force by being able to absorb increased levels of shock, as well as being very durable and robust.
Laminated glass is effective in preventing the after effects of glass being smashed. The plastic used in the lamination can hold broken shards from an attempted break-in, further thwarting the intruder. It can also help to prevent cracks and holes from appearing.
As with many areas of home improvement, there are several extras that can be added to improve security. These can include:
Along with the aforementioned security features of uPVC windows, there are also some things that you can do to help make your windows even more secure.
At Sheffield Double Glazing, our uPVC windows offer a number of security layers and features. Sheffield homeowners are sure to be safe and secure with the level of security that our windows provide. Contact us today on 01143 273433 or get in touch via a free online quote and get your secure uPVC windows today from Sheffield Double Glazing.