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Someone I know in Tenerife has had all their aluminum windows and doors changed to UVPC.  As far as I a aware this is not a particularly good move as surely UVPC expands in the heat causing them to stick?  Anyone know about these things?
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Hi Emmi,
As far as I remember/know ours are UPVC, never had a problem. The UPVC ones have a metal frame anyway.
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They shouldn't be a problem.  The windows are designed to expand and contract in hot climates.
They are bedded in on silicone which allows for movement without cracking.
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(26-07-2019, 12:10 PM)Spitfire58 Wrote: Hi Emmi,
As far as I remember/know ours are UPVC, never had a problem. The UPVC ones have a metal frame anyway.

You only usually get internal metal frames in good quality frames its probable the easiest way for suppliers
to cut corners and save Money by leaving part or all of it out.  Metal frames should always be used if the frame
is in any way load bearing
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(26-07-2019, 11:43 AM)Emmi Smith Wrote: Someone I know in Tenerife has had all their aluminium windows and doors changed to UVPC.  As far as I a aware this is not a particularly good move as surely UVPC expands in the heat causing them to stick?  Anyone know about these things?

I'm a massive fan of using UPVC windows in the UK but wouldn't risk to use them in Fuerteventura. Perhaps the people who changed theirs to UPVC, live at the north of Tenerife or at higher altitude, having much lover temperatures to deal with?

I don't see any downsides having aluminium or timber windows/doors on the island. Are plastic windows much cheaper or is there some other reason why to consider UPVC instead of ali or timber?
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Nor me Sam.  I have no idea why she changed them from one to another.  The aluminium windows and doors on my house in Fuerteventura  have been in for about 20 years and they still look as good as new.  My neighbour has original wooden ones, and although they could do with a top up of oil or stain or varnish, they also look good. Some people just spend Money for the sake of it methinks! I don't expect UVPC is any cheaper on the Island, I would think the contrary.
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(26-07-2019, 04:16 PM)Emmi Smith Wrote: ... I don't expect UVPC is any cheaper on the Island, I would think the contrary.
Then it doesn't makes sense at all!

If UPVC isn't cheaper on the Island then I would stick with the aluminium. It'll last much longer, needs less maintenance, won't get dirty as easy as UPVC and you can choose from thousands of colours for the windows to be powder coated to.
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(26-07-2019, 12:10 PM)Spitfire58 Wrote: Hi Emmi,
As far as I remember/know ours are UPVC, never had a problem...

Check them again once you're back on the island, Ron. I honestly can't recall seeing UPVC windows anywhere in Fuerteventura.
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