Black UPVC windows do fade over time. Claims of ‘advanced manufacturing processes’ are in most cases exaggerated.
When exposed to UV light over a period of ten to fifteen years, black UPVC greys out and the finish dulls. It doesn’t look awful, but if you put a brand-new unit against the old one the difference between them is apparent.
A better solution to replacement if that’s what you are considering is spray painting. Your old UPVC units – whether they are black, white or brown – can be spray painted. The finish lasts for more than ten years and doesn’t fade – the paint used resists UV light and looks as good as new ten years later.
The finish is also very robust. You can think of its durability being akin to the durability of your car’s paintwork. It won’t crack or peel. It won’t scratch if the cat jumps up on the ledge, and it certainly won’t bubble up in heat.
Black UPVC windows are fashionable and especially for lighter-coloured homes. Buildings made from sandstone, Yorkshire stone or with a white or cream render look fantastic with black windows because these contrast against the lighter colour. The result is a building that looks more expensive than it is. The finish is classy.
If you want the look without spending thousands of pounds, UPVC spray painting is 80% cheaper. We always say there is no point replacing your existing UPVC units if they function fine. Just get them sprayed and save yourself a lot of money.
If you’re interested in transforming your UPVC windows into black UPVC windows, use our free design tool to see what they look like. We also have a published gallery of work and a series of before and after photos. Call us on 0800 037 0658 for a quote.