If you need new doors for your home, you’ll be thinking hard about which materials are best. In today’s post, we’re going to be looking at the pros and cons of uPVC doors and whether they’re a worthwhile investment for you. Read on to find out whether your home could benefit from doors made from this versatile material.

Advantages

British weather

Living in the UK, you’ll be aware of the vagaries of British weather. If you live in a place where you’re battered by wind and rain frequently, perhaps you live by the sea and get the brute of the sea winds, then uPVC may be the material for you. uPVC is extremely resistant to this type of weather and it’s also nonporous, so water will simply bounce right off.

Low maintenance and doesn’t need to be treated

Another advantage with uPVC is that, unlike wood, it’s extremely low maintenance and doesn’t need staining or painting. This means that even after atrocious weather, your doors will still be in good condition, you’ll also find that it doesn’t warp or crack like wood can, so that’s one thing less you have to worry about. uPVC doors are well insulated too and extremely stable.

It’s a durable material

One thing that’s guaranteed with uPVC is that it’s a durable material that can last for at least 30 years, if not longer. With most companies, including us, you’ll get a guarantee of long life, so you have a door that’s not only inexpensive, but will also give you a return on your investment.

uPVC is recyclable

uPVC is recyclable so it won’t have a bad impact on the environment. If you decide to replace it before it’s reached its shelf life, it can be easily broken down and recycled.

Disadvantages

It’s not particularly unique or original

If you’re looking for originality and uniqueness, then uPVC is not the material for you. It can look ugly and unoriginal and is much less flexible in terms of style and design. Unlike wood, uPVC doors can be a little uninspiring, so it may not be the door for you if you’re looking for something that speaks for your personal style and taste. It only really suits generic one style-fits-all houses, so although it’s cheap, it may not be something you want for your home.

At the end of its life it can be discoloured and brittle

uPVC doors can become discoloured and breakable at the end of their lifespan. At some point, it’ll become so broken down you need to replace it all together rather than have it fixed.

Non-sustainable materials

Wood is a sustainable product which can be replaced by replanting new ones each time one is cut down. Not so with uPVC doors, as it’s made from materials which are dependent on oils supplies which will run out at some point. Therefore, uPVC is made from non-renewable materials and this isn’t good for the environment.

The Replacement Door Company – for quality doors made from a variety of materials

Whichever material you’d like your doors made from, we can guarantee that all our doors are quality made, put together by professionals. If you want uPVC doors for your home and you’re convinced they’re right for you, get in touch and we’ll answer any queries you may have. You may have decided on another material, and that’s fine too as we have a versatile range of doors, talk to us and we can guide you towards something that’s right for you.

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AuthorIan Burnett