Every home needs a door, most homes need several. Whether it be the front door to your home that greets your guests as they arrive and wait for you to answer, or bi-fold doors that allow you to fill your home with light and air during the warmer months, doors are a necessity. But just because something is a necessity doesn’t mean that it can’t be stylish, functional and secure. They’re the options that uPVC doors are providing for consumers every day, and today we are going to look at why more and more homeowners are moving to uPVC.
uPVC stands for Unplasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride (now you know why it’s shortened to uPVC, right?). This is a rigid, extremely durable and long-lasting form of PVC, making it a fantastic choice of material for any door.
Unlike a material such as wood, that requires regular maintenance and treatment to ensure it’s longevity, uPVC doors do not rot or biologically decompose. They are weather resistant and easy to clean. They come in a variety of colours and styles. Let’s take a closer look at why your next door should be a uPVC door.
Insulation – thanks to its unique chemical structure, uPVC doors can provide better insulation and energy efficiency than a traditional door made of wood or aluminium. In fact, when uPVC is used for a door frame it is three times more energy efficient than aluminium.
Low Maintenance – unlike other materials such as wood, that require regular painting/staining, sanding, adjusting, a uPVC door requires no maintenance. Literally, give it the occasional wipe and it will be clean and good as new. No more dealing with rot, mould or a door that expands and shrinks as often as the seasons change.
UV Resistant – if we haven’t already convinced you of how fantastic uPVC is as a building material, how about that it is also weather resistant? uPVC doors are 100% waterproof as well as having a high UV resistance, meaning rain or shine your door will protect your home and maintain it’s stylish appearance.
Variety – okay so we’ve convinced you that uPVC is the way to go… but is it available in the style you want? Or the colour that you need? The answer is yes. uPVC doors can be found in every shape and size, from bi-fold doors to French doors, entry and exit doors. You can even match the door frames to your window frames, as uPVC doors come in a wide variety of colour options.
uPVC as a material and its products are significantly cheaper than their wooden or aluminium counterparts. But with cost savings your are not sacrificing security. uPVC doors are fitted with a multi-locking system, technology that ensures that whether you’re locking your door as you head out, or locking yourself in as you head to bed, your mind can be put at ease.
As with any door, ensuring that it is properly installed will secure it even further, alongside adding to the energy efficiency of the door.
If you would like to know more about our uPVC door collection and what would work for your property, please contact our expert sales team today for a no obligation free quote. You can enquire online or give us a call on (02) 8355 8450