uPVC Windows Fire Resistant?
None of us like to think of the nightmare scenario of a fire in our home and hopefully few of us will ever have to experience it. To be prepared for the worst however is common sense and may turn out to be a wise move. There are several steps that can be taken to make your home safer, for example fitting a fire alarm. They are widely available, relatively cheap and more importantly could save your life.
When it comes to fire safety one of the questions we often get asked is are uPVC windows fire resistant?
When thinking about installing uPVC Windows, there are a few interesting points to consider:
- uPVC windows will not accelerate the spread of flames in the event of a fire as the chlorine content of the PVC acts as a fire retardant.
- uPVC window frames do not melt which is a common misconception based on how people perceive other plastic materials.
- Once the source of ignition has been removed uPVC windows stops burning.
- Whilst installing double glazing within your property will not prevent the outbreak of fires they will not exacerbate the situation.