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Pushing the boundaries in uPVC thermal efficiency

There’s many different considerations for consumers when they’re looking to purchase new windows or doors for their home, and one of the key factors that will affect their choice is the levels of thermal efficiency that the frames provide. A frame that has the highest levels of energy efficiency is the most appealing to homeowners, which is why, as an installer, you need to ensure your products are the best possible on the market.

So what makes an efficient frame, and why are high efficiency ratings so beneficial? In today’s article we cover the basics of efficiency ratings and the benefits to both installers and homeowners.

What are window and door energy ratings?

Thermal efficiency ratings for windows and doors are comprised of a few key factors including:

  • U-values, these measure the amount of heat conducted through the glass and frame.
  • An L-value, which is used to calculate the level of heat loss via warm air escaping through the frame.
  • G-values measure how much heat is gained via solar energy being transmitted through the glass.

To learn more about the specifics of energy efficiency ratings visit the BFRC website.

What’s most important for you to know is that it is a legal requirement for all homes to have an EPC rating, so providing your customers with products that carry their own certification is highly valuable.

What are the benefits of high energy ratings?

As is expected, a home with windows that have high energy efficiency ratings will be better insulated against the elements. Research shows that inferior window and door frames or products that are poorly fitted can be responsible for as much as 20% of a home’s total energy wastage. Because of this, homeowners will spend more money on their heating bills annually. Our Liniar uPVC frames help to better regulate the house temperature throughout the year, not only saving your customers money, but also making a more comfortable and consistent indoor climate, no matter what the weather.

However, it’s not just homeowners that benefit when the frames you supply are the most thermally efficient on the market. As an installer, offering efficient products allows you to stand out in the industry and gives you an edge over your competitors. Having high energy ratings is also important because it means you will comply with UK building regulations.

If you’re looking for the most thermally efficient frames around, TruFrame windows are capable of reaching an A++ energy rating when combined with triple glazing, for which we are certified by the BFRC. We’re proud to have been one of the first uPVC window manufacturers to achieve this level of efficiency, when the rating was first introduced in 2015 and we continue to push the limits today.

At TruFrame we go above and beyond to offer a full package. As fabricators of thermally efficient uPVC windows and doors, we follow an in-depth 9-step process to ensure each one of our customers receives the same level of great quality and service. To join our growing network of installers throughout the UK you can speak to one of our talented support team.

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