Some of the important factors to consider when buying a uPVC door include:
Most uPVC doors come with a core of galvanized steel, making them extremely difficult to break down. However, in addition to this, you should choose a door with a multi-point locking system and more importantly, meets all the applicable quality standards, including the British Standard PAS 24-1.
Choose a well-insulated uPVC door, such as a double or triple glazed uPVC door. Such a door will help improve your home’s energy efficiency, maintain a comfortable indoor environment and act as a noise barrier.
While uPVC doors maybe more expensive than other types of doors, including wooden and metal doors, they actually offer long-term savings. For instance, they do not require much in terms of maintenance apart from a quick wipe down and the occasional oiling of the hinges. They can also improve a home’s energy efficiency, which translates to lower energy bills.
Factors that Determine the Price of uPVC Doors
Colour and texture options
While white is the usually the standard colour for uPVC doors, uPVC doors are generally available in a wide range of colours and textures, including woodgrain imitation such as Golden Oak and Rosewood. However, non-standard colour options and textures will increase the cost of your uPVC door.
There are a variety of glass options available including tinted, clear, decorative including leaded and stained glass and safety glass.
A wide range of additional door furniture is available including handles, letter boxes, spy holes and door knockers
Cat or dog flaps
uPVC doors can have these fitted into the lower panel. Various types are available including manual and electronic.