Grey UPVC windows are more expensive than white. They command a 10 to 20% price premium over white UPVC windows.
The reason? Economies of scale. There’s far less grey UPVC manufactured than there is white, so it costs more to produce at the factory and more for window manufacturers to buy in (rarely do window makers make their own UPVC – they just buy the raw material in bulk from overseas, usually from Europe.)
It’s also a case of supply and demand. Because the supply available is low, but demand is high, the product is priced accordingly – high.
With grey UPVC windows being priced some 10 to 20% higher than white, they may be unaffordable for your home improvement project. The good news is if this is the case, all is not lost. You can still have grey windows.
A cheaper solution
A cheaper solution – but by no means a poorer one – to achieve the appearance of grey UPVC windows is to have existing windows spray painted from white to grey.
The results that can be achieved with this method are fantastic when carried out professionally. See for yourself here.
When we spray paint white windows to change the colour to grey, our meticulous preparation ensures the window surface is perfectly clean, and every nook and cranny masked, so that the fresh paint bonds to the plastic with no overspray. The result is UPVC windows that appear as though they were originally installed in grey.
The process involves no spray paint cans; it involves a skilled team of spray painters equipped with electric spray paint guns and industrial-grade solvent-based paint. The UPVC is sprayed in three even coats, and you have the option to have just the exterior sprayed at reduced cost, or the inside too for that built-in look.