March 31, 2018
UPVC Back Door Tips
UPVC Back Door Tips
10 point guide to Double Glazed Doors | External Double Doors
- Look no further than UPVC as your choice of material. It is far superior to other materials because it has a longer life expectancy, it is easy to clean, it has better insulation and the best part: it’s cheaper.
- Match the rest of your house design. Whilst any exterior door is significant to your house, you should not draw attention to it too much. Blend it in with colours not only evident inside of your house but outside as well, for example fence colours, shed colour etc.
- Consider a bi-folding door. If you are looking for a sliding door, then this does not apply to you. Having a bi-folding door can let more light into your house (assuming it has glass panels) and you will never know when it will come in handy, for example adding or removing large furniture.
- Look at all your options when it comes to security. A mistake that many people make is to skip this step: your back door should be just as secure as your front door if not stronger because most robberies are done via the back door. I recommend that you choose a steel reinforced UPVC door with toughened glass. Make sure the door is able to lock at the handle and consider installing bolts at the top and/or bottom of the door.
- Do you have a view or attractive garden? If the answer is yes you should make full potential of this advantage. Take a look at all your options, specifically at French doors or any UPVC design that consists of a large amount of glass. Additionally, you could install side panels on either side of the door.
- Do you have enough light entering your house? You would be surprised at how adding a simple glass door can brighten up your house. Similarly, to point 5, look for designs with large amounts of glass.
- You would already be aware of what type of climate you live in. By choosing UPVC over other designs, it will keep you cool in summer and hot in winter. Also look at additional extras such as tilting doors or side panels that can be opened.
- How much space do you have? Because exterior doors usually open inwards, if you are short of space buy a sliding UPVC door, likewise if you have plenty of room buy a swinging door.
- Make sure the design you choose is weatherproof. If you choose wood, will it need repainting frequently and will it warp over time? If you choose a steel design will it rust within a few years? UPVC has none of these disadvantages so make sure you know what you are buying before you rush into the purchase.
- Life expectancy. It is no use spending a considerable amount of money on a product that needs to be replaced within a short period of time. I would definitely choose UPVC over other materials not just because it is cheaper but because it is the most practical and effective design on the market today.