What Is a UPVC Door?

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UPVC is one of the most common materials used to make exterior doors. It offers lots of great benefits, including affordability, durability, and security. But what exactly is a UPVC door? What is UPVC and what makes UPVC doors different from other types of doors that are on offer?

Understanding the attributes a UPVC door has and how they differ from other options will help you to make the right choice when buying a new door. Here are some answers to top questions about UPVC doors and some important facts about them.

What Is UPVC?

UPVC is a type of plastic; it stands for unplasticised polyvinyl chloride. It’s a strong plastic that’s used as a building material and has many uses. In addition to being used for doors, you will also see it used in many other ways, from pipes to window frames.

What’s the Difference Between UPVC and PVC?

Regular PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a soft plastic that is made more flexible with the addition of plasticisers. UPVC, by contrast, is unplasticised because it doesn’t have any plasticisers added to it. That means it’s stronger and more rigid, making it a great material for doors.

How Are UPVC Doors Made?
UPVC doors have a UPVC profile, which has numerous chambers and thick walls for durability. This is then combined with a metal to reinforce the door internally. This metal is usually either steel or aluminium. It makes the door stronger, adds structure, and helps to prevent expansion or warping. Each door is made to the exact measurements and specifications of the customer using computer-aided design and assembled by expert manufacturers.
What Are the Benefits of a UPVC Door?

UPVC doors offer a range of great benefits. Some of the key benefits of UPVC doors include:

  • Affordability
  • Durability
  • Safety and security
  • Little maintenance required (easy to clean)
  • Energy-efficiency
  • UPVC Doors Compared to Other Materials

    When you’re trying to decide which door to buy, you might look at several different materials. Some of the other options include wood/timber, metals such as aluminium, and composite doors. But how does UPVC measure up to these other options?

    One benefit that UPVC offers over other choices is its affordability. You could end up paying a lot more for a door made of wood compared to one made from UPVC. Similarly, composite doors are also a more expensive option compared to UPVC.

    Another great benefit of UPVC doors is that the durable material doesn’t need much maintenance and will last a long time. It won’t warp or rot like a wooden frame might, and it doesn’t need to be painted. You can have your door made in any colour you like, and it simply wipes clean to help you maintain it.

    A UPVC door may not last quite as long as some other options, such as composite doors. However, the difference in their lifespan may not be all that much. How well you maintain your door will also make a difference.

    A UPVC door could be the right choice for your home. Get in touch with our team to find out more.

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