Rain and Ice vs. Timber:
Temperature and humidity can have a negative impact on the structural purity of certain materials, especially wood. Severe cold can cause wooden window frames, doors, and door frames to shrink, whilst extreme humidity can cause them to warp or bend in an unfavourable manner. As a result, wood requires frequent painting or sealing. PVC and aluminium windows, which do not exhibit the same degree of distortion, are gaining popularity.
The main reason for replacing weatherstripping on a regular basis is that ice collects in the open areas between doors and windows and the frames to which they are attached. When warm, moist air escapes via these microscopic pores, it freezes when it comes into contact with the cold outside air. This makes opening a window impossible without separating the weather stripping, resulting in ice formation. This might make opening and closing windows and doors difficult.
uPVC Frames in New Zealand Weather
uPVC is a long-lasting material. It is commonly used in various nations due to its ability to withstand extreme weather conditions. These windows’ chemical makeup has consolidated, making them strong, efficient, and long-lasting. Even the hottest summers will not be a problem for high-quality uPVC windows and doors. They were created and tested for UV resistance. This means they will not fade, peel, or flake like painted wood. In the winter, uPVC is also resistant to the elements. Because it does not decay, it can tolerate lengthy downpours and rainy winters. Timber and aluminium frames will swing and shake in strong winds, but uPVC will stay calm and silent.
Because of their outstanding thermal performance, uPVC double glazed windows are popular among customers. During the winter, they naturally trap warm air within and cold air outside, making them warmer than single-paned windows or even aluminium and wood windows. They will survive every weather condition, including rain, wind, and snow, regardless of where you reside in New Zealand. When sitting near your windows and doors, you’ll never feel a gust of wind again. They’re also energy-efficient, which means their tight seal will save you money on power bills.
If you wish to invest in this high-quality choice, contact Eco Auckland. We can assist you with everything from design to installation so that you get the most out of this high-performance joinery solution in your house.