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using UPVC products to help you save money in your home

Monday, December 16, 2013   by: Greener Ideal

 

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Photo: John Worsley

When you are thinking of ways to save money on bills within your home, you may think of the regular options such as turning the thermostat down or only washing a full load instead of the half loads you have been used to.

There are, however, a number of ways in which can save you money on your energy and water bills throughout the year that all involve UPVC products, rather than changes to your daily routines, and this guest post from Aluminium Rainwater Goods runs down some of the best. These products can have a huge number of benefits within your property and could a long way to save you a bundle!

 

Windows

One of the main areas in which heat is lost is from your windows, and this is usually due to loose units or that the glazing is not up to standard. Therefore, by replacing these windows with brand new UPVC units, less heat is likely to escape. Triple glazing is now becoming a huge hit throughout the country as it is the next step in heat preservation within our properties. So whether you are looking for replacements for your home or business, triple glazing could be the best way to go!

 

Doors

Very similar to windows in principle, doors can often let heat out due to loose seals which therefore allow the warmth to escape to the outside. This can problem can often be attributed to the frame, its age and how it is fitted, so making sure all the seals are in place and secure is vital. There are a multitude of styles and designs available when it comes to UPVC doors so you can achieve any look that you desire for your home. They are renowned for their high level of insulation and can therefore tackle heat loss with full force.

 

Guttering

Guttering may not be the first that comes to mind when you’re looking at money saving, however it can be an extremely valuable tool in cost cutting. Effective guttering can not only save you having to fork out repair costs for other aspects of your home due to water damage, but it can also help you to save water. Especially during the summer, you can spend hours of your time watering the plants with the hose pipe and racking up a large water bill.

One of the best ways to combat this is to have a water butt which collects your rain water from the guttering and can then be used to water your garden. This will also be extremely useful if there is a hose pipe ban in place, as you will still have a source of water for your plants that’s sustainable and (effectively) free.

 

Fascias & Soffits

The fascia supports the bottom of your roof tiles as well as the guttering; a soffit is placed beneath this to keep the rafters secure and dry. Both of these are extremely useful when it comes to protecting your home from water damage as well as keeping in the heat to your home, and UPVC is a great material for fascias and soffits as it is waterproof and extremely durable. It will need barely any maintenance, just a quick clean every now and then to keep it in good condition. This will act as a sealant for your home and as heat rises, make sure no extra heat escapes from your roof.

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