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Wood coloured uPVC - any issues or problems longer term?


 
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Davef68

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:38 am Reply with quote

We are going to get new windows fitted, and my wife has taken a fancy to the oak-coloured uPVC style (I prefer white, but can go with the flow).

Are there any issues or problems with this type of finish as opposed to the morel traditional white PVC - or advantages (e.g. less risk of staining)?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:17 pm Reply with quote

the laminating foil used now days is much better than frames of old.

however do ask whoever intends to do your windows if the welds are touched up on the spru thats left after knifing especially on the out side, as uv can effect that area due to the fact the profile is fusion welded and the heat can effect certain profiles uv stability on coloured profile, but only in the weld area and the touch up protects from this however this is more common on the mahogany colored but as a matter of course we treat all coloured profile welds to prevent call backs.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:32 pm Reply with quote

in areas subject to the direct sunlight i.e. south facing, darker profiles tend suffer with expansion and contraction more than their white counterparts.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:21 pm Reply with quote

noseall wrote:
in areas subject to the direct sunlight i.e. south facing, darker profiles tend suffer with expansion and contraction more than their white counterparts.


And can get so hot that the butyl round the sealed unit can liquefy and allow doors to drop, had a few probs likes this. One pane had 'slipped past the other by 5 mm icon_eek.gif

Wouldn't recommend mahogany foil in direct sun light now.
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Davef68

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:57 pm Reply with quote

Thanks folks, useful stuff
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:41 pm Reply with quote

The-brickie wrote:

And can get so hot that the butyl round the sealed unit can liquefy and allow doors to drop, had a few probs likes this. One pane had 'slipped past the other by 5 mm icon_eek.gif


I once replaced a failed unit that looked like what you have said. i would never have thought the heat of the sun would have done it. More like a lazy sod at the glass shop.

You learn something everyday.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:07 am Reply with quote

Yeah you would think that if just replacing but I put them in so know it wasn't like that.

Pain in the a**e woodgrain, in fact most UPVc doors. Swell in the sun, shrink in the cold, drop anytime they feel like it, I've gone right off them.

Timber front door for me, my back door was a cheap synseal one from Crystal Trade which hasn't done bad, mind it had a basic lock and is only held in with foam icon_redface.gif
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