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Why uPVC is Best for Exterior Doors

October 30, 2019

Your home’s entry door is the first royal impression a visitor gets. It is important to make a wise investment in a functional, yet aesthetically appealing front door. People often opt for wooden doors but is it really the best choice? A popular and sustainable option for building exterior doors today is uPVC. Let’s find out why uPVC doors prove to be the best for your spaces.

Applications of uPVC

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) finds a variety of applications in construction, electronics, healthcare, automobiles, etc. uPVC, the preparation of which is based on this flexible polymer (PVC), is un plasticized and rigid. The process of producing uPVC is simple. Due to the addition of plasticizers, the weight of PVC is reduced and its flexibility is enhanced. By not adding any plasticizers to PVC, uPVC is made much more rigid and resilient.

  • As a low-maintenance alternative to painted wood, uPVC is often used for window frames and sills at the time of installing double glazing in new properties or as a replacement for older glazing
  • uPVC is also used for fascia and weatherboarding
  • uPVC has almost completely replaced the use of cast iron in the plumbing industry by being used in waste pipes, drainage pipes, and down pipes

Benefits of Using uPVC

Now, let’s find out the benefits of uPVC doors

  • Durability

Perhaps, the most important benefit of uPVC doors and windows is that the material is incredibly heavy-duty and can easily withstand extremes of conditions, even chemicals and corrosion. This rot-free property is especially useful for houses located close to the sea where a high salt content can cause problems. uPVC doors can also resist the sun’s UV rays, thereby preventing fading as a result of extended periods of exposure to the sun.

  • Low-maintenance

Unlike other natural materials that need to be varnished and repainted at least once every year, doors and windows made from uPVC can easily last for decades before they show any signs of weathering. The only maintenance they generally require is cleaning with soapy water so as to prevent stains or dust particles from settling.

  • Thermal Insulation

When it comes to the installation of new doors and windows, energy-efficiency is a priority. And the type of material used will play a huge role in determining the warmth and energy rating of a home.

Since uPVC is an insulator (low conductor of heat). When fitted in a proper manner, it will eliminate heat loss by forming a closed air system through which heat cannot easily escape. Thus, uPVC doors prove to be an energy-efficient investment.  

  • No Termite Infestation

Wood, being a great source of cellulose (the food termites love), is highly susceptible to termite infestation. Moreover, termites thrive in a moist environment; since wood is a porous material, it makes for an incredibly comfortable home for these insects. uPVC doors bring no such problems with them and remain termite-free.

  • Self-extinguishing

Unlike other materials that can easily catch a fire, uPVC is self-extinguishing. The fire retardant used in the preparation of uPVC makes it a safe material.

  • Environment-friendly

uPVC is generally made from recyclable materials in order to have minimal impact on the environment. uPVC doors have an average lifespan of 40 to 80 years. This makes them almost a lifetime investment requiring hardly (if any) replacements.

Looking for an expert to install uPVC doors? Choose AIS! We provide 360-degree solutions for all your glass needs and assume full responsibility, right from the time of inspection to the time of installation and fittings. We have a versatile range of uPVC solutions – energy-saving solutions, noise-cancellation solutions, safety solutions, burglar-proof solutions, and personalised solutions – to fulfil your requirements. Our team of experts will monitor your space and following a detailed analysis, come up with the solution and specifications that best fits your needs. So, get in touch today for quality uPVC doors and windows to embellish your spaces with.