A 5-minute Guide to Your Options for Coloured UPVC Windows

Despite the fact that white is a colour that can match practically every residential or commercial property, having actually different coloured UPVC windows in your home could be a case of personal choice.
You may, however, need to fit windows that are sympathetic in style to those currently in place due to some kind of regional planning requirement.

Whichever the case, if you are using UPVC systems, then here is a short guide to your options for coloured UPVC Windows

Types of UPVC Coloured window finishes.
In a nutshell, there are 2 options when it pertains to how the colour is applied to the UPVC window profiles (frames).

  • Paint Sprays.
  • Laminated Foils.


SPRAY PAINTED UPVC WINDOWS.
No brain surgery here. The frames are sprayed with a coloured paint either at the factory or once installed. Having the windows spray painted “in-situ” is typically done where someone wants to alter the colour of their existing windows.

Historically, there have been problems with the paint fading & peeling after a few years, however contemporary paint innovation has actually advanced a lot.

These days you can discover paints that are particularly produced to use with PVCu, uPVC, PVC or other hard plastic such as ABS, polycarbonate, acrylic and polyester powder coverings.

This kind of paint bonds with the surface area of the UPVC and is guaranteed to stay bonded for a minimum of 10 years (kolorbond.co.uk).

  • Readily available in nearly any colour.
  • Gloss, Satin or Matt surface.
  • Pearlescent or metallic finish.
  • Scratch & UV resistant (fade resistant).
  • The advantages of spray painted UPVC windows is the wide range of colour option.

Care is recommended when selecting your specialist to apply “in-situ” finishes. Do your research and usage only an extremely skilled and trustworthy business.

LAMINATED FOIL COLOURED UPVC WINDOWS.
Coloured foils for UPVC frames use a totally various procedure to paint and can just be used at factory level throughout manufacture.

Essentially, the process is to lay a coloured “skin” or foil onto the surface area of the frames and then successfully bake it on. This process makes the coloured foil safely bond or “fuse” to the surface area of the frame.

This procedure also enables the foil to have a texture and so timber-grain impact surface finishes can be created. This wood-grain impact simulates the appearance of genuine lumber and looks really great.

The only real disadvantage when compared to spray painted UPVC windows is the decreased series of colours readily available. There are probably about 20 colours in the market, with a common range per installer of about 12 to 14 colours, plus wood-grain result.

  • Irish-Oak.
  • Irish-Oak Woodgrain.Popular Colours.
  • Black/ Brown.
  • Cream.
  • Chartwell Green.
  • Light Oak.
  • Mahogany.
  • Rosewood.
  • Pearl Grey/ Anthracite Grey.Blue.
  • Blue Woodgrain.

Fascinating colours you might want to consider.

  • Sapele.
  • Dark Red.
  • Dark/ Royal Blue.
  • Olive Green.
  • Crown Platinum.Golden-White.
  • Golden Oak & White.

There is likewise the option to have one colour on the outside of the window and a various colour on the inside.

For example, you could integrate a mahogany outside with a white interior or Black/ Brown outdoors and cream inside– you can combine any way you like.

A lighter or white interior frame can likewise offer the visual fallacy that it is thinner when viewed from inside the house.

How much do coloured UPVC windows expense for the average home?
To start with, having any other colour, other than white, will add to the standard expense of the window system. This could be around 10% to 20% depending on the supplier.

The overall windows cost for the average house will likewise rely on the design. For example, Sash windows cost more than casement windows and a Bay window will cost more than a ‘flat” window. So please bear this in mind.

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