There are a lot of decisions we have to make when renovating our homes, one of which can be what to look for when replacing doors and windows. Homeowners looking to upgrade old worn-out doors can benefit immensely from investing in good-quality UPVC doors. They have become a reliable choice for homeowners across the UK for many reasons including the extensive style and colour options available, as well as their level of durability and practicality.
What is UPVC?
UPVC stands for ‘unplasticised polyvinyl chloride and is a fully recyclable plastic material that is very popular within the building trade due to its durability and low maintenance, proving to be a cost-effective substitute for traditional timber wood. UPVC will be primarily found in window frames but is a common material for many other home improvement products, including doors, cladding, fascias and conservatory roofs.
What Are The Benefits of UPVC Doors?
There are many benefits that come with a set of UPVC doors for your property which is why they are such a popular choice for homeowners.
Plenty Of Styles And Colour Options
A great benefit of UPVC doors today is that they are fully customisable with most suppliers offering an extensive range of colour options and styles that you can choose from, so you will be able to find a perfect set of UPVC doors that will match the style of your property and are no longer restricted to white.
Have a love of everything traditional and looking to achieve a timeless look with the practicality of a modern material? Then look for a Georgian-style UPVC door with a golden oak wood finish to achieve the traditional tones of real-life timber. If by contrast, you are seeking to achieve a contemporary feel for your property then a UPVC door in a sleek anthracite grey with a chrome door handle with an aesthetically configured 3-pane glazing will meet the requirements.
UPVC material has been designed with durability performance in mind and is much more hardwearing than traditional materials such as wood. Due to the UPVC material’s durability, UPVC doors will have a guaranteed lifespan of 10 years but with good maintenance, they can last up to 35 years. UPVC frames will be able to cope with all weather conditions, including protection against UV rays and are rot and corrosion-proof.
UPVC doors are very simple to maintain and require hardly any maintenance, unlike wooden doors which would require much more maintenance with annual sanding and repainting. With UPVC doors, you won’t ever have to worry about topping them up with a lick of paint to keep them looking fresh, all you need to do is to wipe them down from time to time with a surface cleaner, which makes life very straightforward.
Energy efficiency is a big decision in selecting any type of building product for your property, especially with the soaring energy prices. Thankfully, UPVC doors offer optimal levels of energy efficiency. The UPVC material is a low conductor of heat which helps to create a closed air system for your home when fitted correctly. The closed-air system creates will then lower the amount of heat loss from your home compared to other traditional materials. So if you want a cost-effective material for your doors with optimal insulation properties, UPVC is a great option.
Good Level Of Security
The UPVC frames applied to doors carry a good level of security due to the durability of the material. The UPVC door frame will usually be anti-crowbar, come equipped with reliable locking mechanisms and also fitted burglar-proof glazing options.
The UPVC material used for doors and windows combined with double and triple-glazing panes helps to reduce the amount of noise that can be heard in your home from outside considerably. You can expect a quality UPVC door to reduce outside noise by up to 50%.
UPVC may not be for everyone but it’s certainly a reliable consideration.
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