Many homeowners instinctively think of timber as the most likely ‘green’ alternative, but look closer and the environmental arguments for PVC-U become compelling.
CO2 is the main greenhouse gas responsible for climate change and choosing advanced-performance, energy-rated PVC-U windows made from Profile 22 is one of the most effective ways to save energy and reduce your home’s CO2 emissions.
Using PVC-U is more beneficial to the environment, saving millions of trees each year, as well as high overseas transportation costs. At Profile 22, we produce PVC-U in our Shropshire-based manufacturing plant and it is light and easy to transport in bulk.
PVC-U is also more durable than wood and can be recycled many times without deteriorating. All Profile 22 PVC-U is manufactured in accordance with BS EN 12608 and is expected to last in excess of 40 years. Replacement windows made from Profile 22 offer a sustainable future and can be recycled up to ten times, giving them a lifespan of over 400 years, reducing the amount of waste material going to landfill.
Profile 22 leads the way in the recycling of old PVC-U windows and doors and is currently the only supplier of window and door systems with its own recycling facility based in the UK.