When you look at the millions of homes throughout the UK, uPVC windows are popular for many homeowners. It is an affordable material for windows with excellent thermal properties, is available in a wide selection of colours, and is also relatively low maintenance. However, the one issue with them is that the colour of the window frame will start to fade after a year or so due to direct sunlight, making them look tired and worn. The windows can work perfectly, but they can become unsightly with age, and you might not be able to afford to replace them, but there is something you can do.
Consider Painting Them Instead Of Replacing Them
As technology has improved, you can now paint your uPVC windows instead of having to replace them, which is considerably cheaper. You can often save between 70-80% of the cost of replacing the windows when you opt for uPVC spraying instead, so it is also an affordable option. There is a wide selection of colours you can choose for your home that can help make your windows pop and your home`s exterior look fantastic. The process is also quick and less intrusive than replacing your windows, and below is a summary of the process.
A Straightforward Job
The workers who are going to paint your windows do not need access to your home’s interior, and all the work is done in situ outside. They will start by giving the window frames a thorough clean, and ensure they remove all the dirt and any grease that has built up over time. Once they are clean, they will then start preparing the surface which will require plenty of sanding. Contrary to what you may think, the idea is not to get a smooth surface, as the paint will not stick to it correctly. They will ensure there is a rougher surface that the paint can stick to, and once it is ready for painting, they will tape everything up.
They want to ensure no paint is on the brickwork or the windowpanes, so they will tape everything off. Once that task is complete, it is time to start painting, and as it is done outside, the weather conditions must be suitable, or it can ruin the finish. They will apply a base layer, and once it dries, they will add one or two more coats of paint, depending on the type of paint they are using. Once the paint is dry, they will remove the coverings from the walls and windowpanes, and your windows will look brand new. Altogether, it takes around a couple of hours to do a window, and a two-person team can do the average house in one or two days.
Various companies offer this service, but they do not all provide the same standard of finish, so you need to choose the company carefully. Ensure you look at their online reputations using platforms such as Facebook and Instagram and look at the pictures of their work and the reviews customers leave. You can drastically change the appearance of your home and make your windows look new for a fraction of the price of replacing them.