Why PVC Is A Good Choice For Exterior Home Doors


by Adrian Jones - Date: 2007-04-13 - Word Count: 503 Share This!

Exterior doors are often the first thing to be changed in a home improvement or remodelling project. That's because exterior home doors say a lot about your home and you want to make sure that the property looks attractive. PVC exterior home doors have a lot of advantages over wooden doors. UPVC or vinyl outside doors are highly resistant to weathering, so you won't end up with peeling paint as you do with some wooden doors. A PVC door will last for years, while a wooden door will need to be repainted often or replaced because of rotting timber.

Many people will be concerned about the appearance of their exterior home doors, but there's no need for concern. UPVC external doors are available in a variety of styles. If you don't like the appearance of the standard white vinyl door, consider a UPVC door with a light or dark wood effect for your remodelling project. It will have the attractiveness of a wooden outside door, but will be far more durable.

To add to the attractiveness of exterior doors, your home improvement project can include glass panels to allow light to stream into the house. This is particularly useful for providing natural light to dark areas of your home. The effect can be achieved by adding stained glass panels or other decorative panels to a PVC door. Some panels are almost clear, while others are heavily frosted. You will need to think about balancing the need for light with the need for privacy to decide which option is best for your PVC doors.

As well as being suitable for exterior doors, vinyl can be used for other doors around the home to create a uniform design for your home improvement project. You can use UPVC for all exterior home doors, including sliding patio doors, French doors, conservatory doors and doors that open onto porches. PVCU patio doors and other PVCU doors are also very secure, which is an additional benefit for the homeowner. The click and turn locking mechanism makes sure that the doors are weathertight and make it difficult for burglars to break in.

Home improvement articles suggest that when you install exterior doors, you should also give some thought to replacement windows. Windows replacement can be handled by the same companies that provide exterior home doors. Double glazed windows (also known as double glass windows) will reduce heat loss from your home and will make your central heating run more efficiently, saving you money and being kind to the environment.

Like exterior doors, UPVC windows are available in a range of corresponding finishes and you can also have leaded panes and other window effects for added style. Both sash windows and casement windows are available, and you may also select tinted windows in areas where you wish to reduce the effects of sunlight.

When reinstalling windows and PVC doors, give some thought to adding a PVC conservatory to your house. This can add value to your home and will complement vinyl replacement windows and exterior home doors.


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Adrian Jones has been involved in the home improvement UK market for many years. This article outlines the benefits of upvc exterior doors for your home. Your Article Search Directory : Find in Articles

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