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3 Benefits of Having a uPVC Summerhouse

Summerhouses can be constructed in a range of different materials with each option providing significant advantages. Wooden cladding, for example, is a popular choice for many garden buildings as it is not only environmentally friendly but is also aesthetically pleasing too. Similarly, many people choose to purchase metal sheds, which provide a tough and robust structure, perfect for keeping the items inside your shed secure.

Another style which is gaining more popularity is a uPVC summerhouse. Un-plasticised polyvinyl chloride, more popularly known as uPVC, is a material often used within the building industry. Not only is it a strong material which does not flex, but its known for being safe as it does not contain phthalates or BPA. In fact, it’s so safe that it is used in dentistry to make mouthguards and dental retainers.

uPVC has several significant benefits when it comes to your summerhouse, such as:

Maintenance

uPVC offers a maintenance-free option for your summerhouse. Unlike other materials, such as timber, uPVC is weatherproof and so does not rot. This limits the amount of maintenance that you need to undertake, as you don’t need to spend time treating your building to prevent weather damage, or fixing any rotting. The most maintenance you should be required to undertake is occasional washing of the building to keep it looking pristine. This is especially handy if you are purchasing a corner summerhouse, which is designed to be tucked neatly into the corner of your garden, making it harder to negotiate maintenance around the exterior of the building.

Durability

uPVC is an incredibly robust material, making it the perfect choice for a summerhouse which is open to the elements. Whether it’s scorching sun or minus temperatures, uPVC stays strong and does not erode, meaning that your summerhouse will stand the test of time. Equally, the strength of this material helps keep any items stored within the building safe, both from damage through leaks or rotting, as well as burglaries, as thieves will struggle to gain access to the inside of the building.

Insulation

Especially handy if you use your summerhouse in the winter months, uPVC helps insulate the space, limiting the need to install energy guzzling heaters into your summerhouse. This means that your summerhouse can be used all year round, comfortably.

Posted by Matt Jordan

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