What are the types of uPVC Front Doors & How Much Do They Cost?
A front door is clearly one of the key points of a house. It serves as the entry, exit and first line of defense for a home house.
The right front door will give comfort and safety. Furthermore, a wisely chosen front door will add charm, appeal and even value to the overall appearance of the property.
There are several options of front doors in the market. Wooden, composite or aluminum doors are alternative options, but what we are looking at in this article are UPVC front doors.
This type of front has now become increasingly popular when compared to the other types. Three of the main reasons for the popularity are that UPVC front doors are low priced, easy to install, and very easy to maintain.
What are the design choices for uPVC Front Doors?
Material, Finishing & Security
The materials used in the manufacture of the doors is basically enhanced Polymer, making the vinyl material far more rigid and durable. As the primary material, it has several benefits.
It does not not warp from the environments’ influence, it’s weather-proof, fire-proof, long lasting (up to 25 years of usage), and easy to clean.
Strength wise, uPVC front doors are very resistant to impact damage, and daily scuffs can be easily wipes off with detergent and warm water.
I suppose everyone knows that white uPVC doors are readily available, but the latest models have a very wide colour choice of which a typical supplier would be able to produce most of without having to have them specially made.
The colour schemes are also available where the outer & inner colours can be different. For example, you could use light oak wood-grain exterior and white interior.
The colours themselves are heat bonded at manufacture and so don’t wear out like paint does. The colour remains stable for the life of the door. The surface of the uPVC can be also be manufactured in such a way as to replicate the look and feel of a timber door.
The standard uPVC front door will benefit form reinforce frames and centre panels with a 3 or 5 lever mortice key lock. The main handle will also engage the multi-point locking system. Any glazed areas can have toughened glass and the glazing beads will be on the inside of the door.
The 3 basic choices are solid, part glazed or full glass. It is very common for a front door to feature some small element of glazing.
You also have a wide choice in terms of the doors furniture, such as handles, letter boxes, spy holes, weather strips, numbers etc.
Below are some representations of how a particular door design may look