Why UPVC is better for exterior doors
Exterior doors are an important aspect of any home improvement project. Front entry doors are the first thing visitors to your home will see, and you want to make a good impression. One way to be sure of doing that is with UPVC doors. A UPVC door has several advantages over a wooden door. There is no denying that a beautifully finished wooden door is attractive. The question is, how long will that wooden door retain its appeal? In many cases, you will need to replace or repair the wood within a few years, as wood is susceptible to weather and decay. And it doesn’t take long for that beautiful shiny exterior to turn into an eyesore. If you live in a listed building, you may need to choose wood windows and doors for your remodeling project, but elsewhere, UPVC replacement windows and doors can offer long-term value.
The good news is that exterior house doors don’t have to be white plastic. Although that is the finish most commonly associated with vinyl exterior doors, PVCU is now available in wood-effect finishes. Most manufacturers can offer their entry doors, PVCU patio doors, conservatory doors and double glazed windows in light and dark UPVC finishes. They will look like wood, but will have the waterproof properties that are one of the main advantages of UPVC windows and doors.
And that is just the beginning. You can add a touch of style to your vinyl patio doors, exterior doors, and other glass-paneled plastic doors. These come in a wide range of finishes. You can add a splash of color to exterior doors or exterior doors with stained glass panels. If you prefer a more understated look, you can use smooth beveled glass panels with subtle design.
Your PVC doors can let in as much or as little light as you like. You may prefer just a small panel that lets you see who’s at the door as an alternative to a peephole. Another option is to have multiple panes of glass that let in light in a dark hallway. As an alternative to including them on front entry doors, consider putting frosted glass panels on both sides of UPVC doors. Even with icing, there are different effects you can have, depending on the level of opacity required. If privacy isn’t a consideration when you’re remodeling, external doors can have near-transparent glass panels. However, there are different levels of frost, and some exterior doors let in only a little light while obscuring the view of any unexpected visitors.
If you plan to install plastic doors, then security may also be a concern. The good news is that UPVC exterior door locks are among the most secure available. Not only can you get secure Yale locks, but the standard locking mechanism promotes security, with a “twist and turn” locking process that keeps the door securely closed and airtight. With security, insulation, weather resistance and a wide range of finishes, it doesn’t get any better than UPVC exterior doors.