How long do uPVC windows last? Plus, how to ensure they last longer

white bedroom with upvc patio doors towards balcony
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How long do uPVC windows last? This is a key question for many homeowners who have had the same glazing for years, or for those who are looking to install new windows and want a good return on investment. 

Window styles and materials are an important part of our home's identity so updating or refreshing is a natural part of homeownership and maintenance. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.