Due to modern technology, it has never been easier to personalise every aspect of your home – including your windows. Coloured UPVC windows offer the same durability and longevity as their standard alternatives. However, with a plethora of colours now available at your disposal, you have free reign as to the power of your curb appeal. If you choose non-standard and non-white options, you may be wondering about their lifespan and specifically, whether UPVC windows will fade? Let’s delve into that here today.

What Are UPVC Windows Made From?

To understand the longevity of your windows, you first need to understand the materials used to make them. Traditionally, coloured UPVC windows were originally manufactured in white. On top of this, a colour plastic material was bonded to the surface. Over time, the fluctuating temperature and weather conditions that this surface level of plastic was exposed to increased the risk of elongation or breaking. And, in turn, this consistent movement and UV exposure caused the colour in this thinner top layer to fade away.

Modern-day technology has evolved and so has how UPVC windows are manufactured. Today, they are largely solid with the colour spreading throughout the entire material instead of just the top layer. This makes them much more resistant to fading over time and, when this does happen, it likely won’t occur until the windows are over 20 years old.

How to Prevent Fading

Most UPVC window fading is caused by overexposure to UV rays. For many households, it’s impossible to create a solution that entirely blocks out this exposure. However, some solutions work to minimise fading. Professional spray painting adds a protective layer over the main material, helping to prolong the colour of the UPVC underneath. You can also use this technique to change the colour of your windows without forking out for complete replacements.

What Colours of UPVC Frames Are Available?

In today’s market, you can find UPVC windows manufactured in a wide host of colours. From crisp white through to creams, browns and even greens, you have more flexibility in how you design and present your home. Some even opt for crisp all black frames that give a striking contrast against render or brick walls.

Here at Castle Home Improvements, we are the West Country’s leading UPVC window company. With over 20 years of experience, we’ve helped customers from all different walks of life fall back in love with their homes – and their windows. If you would like more advice on choosing, replacing or protecting your UPVC windows, please do get in contact with us here today.