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Last year, governments around the world met at COP26 in Glasgow. Agreeing to stop funding new overseas fossil fuel projects with public money by the end of 2022, the 2020s look on-track to be a decade of climate action and support.
Making your home more sustainable isn’t just good for the environment. Reducing your energy consumption at home can positively impact on your energy bills too. With up to 40% of household heat leaking out through draughty windows, updating old windows can make a big difference.
Overall, modern aluminium windows come out on top when sourcing the most sustainable construction material for home improvements. These are closely followed by natural timber windows, and then versatile uPVC window frames.
Infinitely recyclable, with no loss of quality whatsoever, aluminium windows are more sustainable than timber windows because aluminium doesn’t involve cutting native forests down. With around 75% of all aluminium ever made still in use to this day, the energy required to cut, transport and rework timber is also much higher than recycling aluminium. With an average lifespan of 45 years, its unique corrosion-resistant properties also prolong its lifespan, offering a lifetime of sustainable strength and stability.
Notable sustainability features of premium aluminium windows (like ours!) include:
Contrary to popular belief, today’s uPVC windows can be recycled and repurposed up to 10 times with no loss of quality or performance. Considered a sustainable construction material throughout the world, modern uPVC windows could still be going strong after 300 years or so.
Important sustainability features of adaptable uPVC windows (like ours!) include:
It’s a common misconception that larger windows lose or gain more heat than smaller windows. Premium aluminium or uPVC windows, complete with modern double glazing or advanced Comfort Glass, insulate homes just as well as other window shapes and sizes.
If you’re looking for the latest home improvements designed to require less of the planet’s resources, we can serve all sustainable requirements in windows, entrance doors, conservatories, flat roof extensions, cladding, and more. Contact us today to start your sustainable home improvement journey with a double glazing provider that truly cares about the environment.
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