Whenever you make an investment in your home, you want to be sure you are making the right choices and that should include your choice of windows too. Afterall, the type of windows you choose will affect the appearance of your property for many years, so research your options carefully.
In this post we’ll look at some of the main considerations you should look at to be sure you are choosing good quality PVC windows for your home.
Check energy efficiency levels when you’re choosing good quality PVC windows
All windows are legally required to have a Window Energy Rating of C or above or a U value of 1.6 W/m2K or below when it comes to energy efficiency. Good quality windows will exceed those requirements, giving you confidence in the quality of your product and the energy efficiency they provide.
For example, Genesis uPVC Sash Windows have upgraded gaskets and brushpiles and exclusive EPDM seals designed in-house to upgrade the weather performance. As a result, Genesis PVC Sash Windows are ‘A’ rated as standard, with class-leading performance figures. Genesis PVC Flush Casement Windows have a U value of 1.2 W/m2K for double glazed and 0.9 W/m2K when triple glazed too, which sums up the quality of these market leading windows.
Check security levels
All windows have to meet minimum security requirements too. And again, good quality PVC windows will meet these standards as a minimum – and offer ways to upgrade the security even further for additional peace of mind too.
Genesis PVC Sash Windows goes well beyond just the minimum and offers a host of security features, from reinforced frames to high security locks and hardware. You can choose to upgrade to PAS24-compliant windows, which means they meet the highest standards of security there are. The Genesis Sash window is also now ‘Secured by Design’ which is a Police backed initiative which recognises only the most secure windows. Genesis PVC Flush Casement Windows are fitted with high security locks and hardware too, which means they are available with PAS24, something you won’t find on many flush casement windows.
Check choice when you’re choosing good quality PVC windows
Good quality PVC windows will come with a wealth of options to personalise your choice.
For example, when you choose Genesis PVC Sash Windows you can have traditional butt-jointed frames and sashes for complete authenticity or state-of-the-art seamless welds for an almost invisible joint.
Our Genesis PVC Flush Casement Windows have the option of our unique mechanically jointed system that ensures the windows look like traditional timber or the Graf welded option to create the look of engineered timber for superb authenticity.
Both windows are available in a wealth of colours and have many decorative and hardware options too so you can create the window that suits your home perfectly. We also have stunning vertical sliding windows.
Check attention to detail of windows
Good quality windows have assorted extra features that set them apart and demonstrate that care has gone into their design and manufacture.
For example our Genesis PVC Sash Windows have added wind and draft baffles, slide guides, upgraded traditional hardware, colour coded pile seals, additional gaskets and uprated seals. The Genesis PVC Flush Casement Windows also features uprated weather seals and gaskets, adding to the authentic good looks these window styles demand.
Choose Genesis if you want the best windows
As you’ll have realised, when it comes to choosing good quality PVC windows, Genesis windows set the standard. This reflect our philosophy and commitment to taking the best products on the market and then making them even better. They are the products we’d choose to have in our own homes and they are designed and meticulously manufactured to enhance yours.
So, to talk to your local installer about good quality PVC windows for your home, start by clicking on the ‘Find Local Installers’ button at the top of this page and entering your postcode to discover the Genesis difference for yourself.