Whether you want to replace your front door, back door, garage or interiors doors there are often so many choices of style and material that you don’t know where to begin.
Purchasing a new door is perhaps one of the most important purchases for your home. They are the main points of access into your house requiring significant safety levels. Not to mention they can also take a battering from the weather and other external forces leading to the need of durable, weather resistant material.
During the process of choosing, to purchasing and through to the installation, you’ll be faced with a number of factors to consider throughout this process which can have huge implications on both the aesthetics of your home and the ways in which it can function. At Crystal Clear we sell and fit uPVC, as well as purpose made timber and aluminium, doors made to measure to your exact requirement.
Below we have discussed what you’ll need to consider when purchasing a new uPVC door, because contrary to many people’s beliefs, it’s not all about the price.
Not only are uPVC doors considerably cheaper than timber or aluminium options but they are likely to save you money in the long run too. uPVC generally possess thermal transmittance values which are far superior to aluminium, steel and in most cases timber too.
This simply means that with the installation of uPVC exterior doors your house will be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer months.
uPVC doors generally fit more securely when fixed meaning that there is little, or next to no, draughts promising a cost effective and thermal efficient solution for your home. Working as an excellent insulator, stopping cold and damp getting in and warm air escaping, you can rest assured that you’ll no longer waste money on your energy and heating bills.
With the addition of uPVC doors to your property you are guaranteed an excellent level of home security when compared to traditional wooden doors.
Most uPVC doors have a core of galvanised steel making them extremely difficult to break down. And because of this galvanised steel feature, uPVC doors are anti-crowbar meaning that any potential threat would have a considerably difficult time trying to force it open.
Unlike other materials uPVC doesn’t rot, flake, rush, fad, peel or corrode. For example aluminium doors can scratch and chip on the surface coating leading to exposed damage. uPVC on the other hand typically has colour all the way through its profile so any scratches aren’t noticeable and what’s more it is tough on impact.
Apart from the occasional need to oil the locking mechanisms, you will notice that very little needs to be done to keep your new uPVC door in tip top condition. As an extremely durable material you can relax in the knowledge that you won’t have to fork out for multiple repairs.
We can’t always please everyone when it comes to aesthetics, after all we all have our own individual tastes. Many used to view uPVC with disdain as the look and quality was of generally poor calibre, often with discolouration and poor UV ratings. However, this is no longer the case.
uPVC doors now come with colour stabilisers, laminates and the ability to mimic wood grain textures and any other colour imaginable. In some cases you can even opt to have a different colour or effect inside to match your interior décor; how great is that! This is particularly useful for older, period properties where an unsightly bright white plastic door can ruin the aesthetics of the property.
More Information and Advice
We understand that choosing the right exterior door is an important purchase, both in terms of efficiency, security and aesthetics. That is why the team here at Crystal Clear are on hand to assist you when making the right purchase right through to installation. Give us a call on 0117 9717 880 and speak to one of our friendly team for more help and advice.