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Roofline Products – What is Guttering

Roofline Products – What is Guttering

What is Guttering BanburyQ: What is Guttering?

A: The guttering normally fixes to the fascia and collects the rain water that runs down the roof; the guttering will have a down pipe that the rainwater flows down to be taken away from the building.

 

 

 

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Roofline Products – What is Soffit

Roofline Products – What is Soffit

What is Soffit BanburyQ: What is the Soffit?

A: The roof itself normally extends further than the brickwork (over hangs the house). The soffit is the part you see that sits under the fascia and returns back to the brickwork.

 

 

 

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What is Fascia – Roofline

 Roofline Products – What is Fascia

Woodgrain Fascia and Soffit BanburyQ: What is the Fascia?

A: The fascia is the part you see that normally has the guttering fixed to it. House’s that have gable ends sometimes have timbers following the apex of the roof these are known as bargeboards.

 

 

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Composite Doors – GRP –

What is a Composite Door

 

Double Glazing Banbury offer a range of double glazed doors that instead of being PVC- U they are GRP or Composite doors.

What does the term GRP mean?

The abbreviation GRP stands for Glass Reinforced Plastic.

GRP is a composite – i.e. a composition of materials which, when brought together under the right conditions, form a tough, lightweight, durable laminate.

GRP does not dent, corrode or rot it also has a high strength to weight ratio being several times stronger than mild steel on a weight for weight basis.

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What is Double Glazing

What is Double Glazing?

All properties lose heat through their windows. But energy efficient double glazing keeps your home warmer and quieter as well as reducing your heating bills. Using less fuel also means you will be saving money and generating less carbon dioxide, something we all need to do to help combat global warming.

Double glazed windows are formed with two sheets of glass with a gap in between them, the gap varies depending on which double glazing company you choose, they are usually between 10mm to 20mm, this gap creates an insulating barrier that keeps heat in. Double Glazing Banbury use a double glazed system that gives you optimum performance, Double Glazing Banbury also offer the option of gas filled double glazed sealed units to give you even better heat retention performance.

Double Glazing Banburyuse the most energy efficient glass for their double glazed units, this is known as low emissivity (Low-E) glass (Pilkington K Glass for example is Low-E). This type of double glazing allows light in but reduces the amount of heat that can escape from your home.

 

 

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What is U-pvc

What is U-pvc

U-PVC is an abbreviation for Polyvinyl Chloride. The ‘U’ in U-PVC stands for Un-plasticised, meaning it is rigid.

What is the difference between U-pvc and pvc-U?

The answer is there is no difference, u-PVC changed it’s name to PVC-u to fall in line with other European countries. Our European counterparts were all calling it PVC-U because most European languages place the noun (being PVC in this case) before the adjective (U).

PVC is used to manufacture many things i.e. Garden chairs, but the name PVC has become synonymous with double glazed replacement products.

The main benefits to PVC-U are:

>PVC does not rot or biologically decompose.

>PVC is resistant to weathering with low maintenance requirements.

>PVC retains its shape within normal climatic temperatures.

>PVC is tough on impact.

>PVC can be reshaped at very high temperature and can therefore be recycled.

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