3 reasons to install uPVC doors in your home
The quality of your doors plays a major role in the temperature control and comfort of your home. You may not realise it but the many external doors in your home could be amounting to an increase in your energy bills, and could even be a potential security risk. uPVC doors are a durable, long-lasting and secure door alternative. uPVC doors are also affordable and can be styled to suit the needs of your home or build. Read on to find out more.
What Is uPVC?
uPVC, also known as unplasticised polyvinyl chloride, was invented in the early 1900s. uPVC is a resilient, weatherproof product, and has become a popular building material as a result. Used as a frame for double glazed windows and doors, uPVC is a popular choice for homeowners who want a low-maintenance, high reward product. Read on to find out exactly why your home or build should have uPVC doors!
uPVC Doors Increase Security
As a homeowner, the safety and security of your home and loved ones is often a concern. uPVC is an airtight, fire resistant product that can provide you with the necessary peace of mind. uPVC is strong and doesn’t break easily. uPVC doors take on these qualities and are fully welded to eliminate the potential of a joint being broken in an attempted break-in. Often, uPVC doors include steel reinforcements and multi-point locks. Be sure to bring these extra features up to your supplier. Where uPVC doors have space for windows, you can find comfort in knowing that double glazed glass is being used. Before, when glass in a door might have been a safety concern, uPVC double glazed doors only add to the security of your home. Double glazed windows have two panes of glass and are in turn harder to break through. They also create a lot of noise when broken, as there is twice the amount of glass, a deterrent to those who may wish to break into your home. While other doors may rust or rot, even crack, uPVC will maintain its high level of security for years to come. It is naturally resistant to humidity, and will not dry out or shrink, unlike its wooden or metal alternatives.
uPVC Doors Reduce The Cost Of Your Energy Bills
In summer, your home is constantly losing cool air via its windows and doors. This results in higher energy bills, as your air conditioner or fans have to work harder and longer to make up for the cool air loss. Maintaining a constant temperature in your home can feel like a battle, but uPVC windows provide an energy-efficient solution. The insulating properties of uPVC make uPVC doors a superior product, as they are more effective at maintaining temperature than wood or metal doors. Combined with insulating double glazed glass windows, the thick panels of uPVC decrease the amount of cool air your home loses throughout summer. In turn, your air conditioner can be turned off, or down, resulting in lower energy bills. This also applies to the wintertime, where heat may escape via your doors and windows. uPVC keeps the heat inside your home, saving you money year-round.
Increasing The Value Of Your Home
You may not have considered it, but uPVC products increase the value of your home simply by providing an increase in security and energy efficiency. uPVC doors are also customisable, and can really enhance the aesthetic of a home. From bi-folding to french doors, uPVC doors are made to fit your needs. No matter if you want a modern look, or need that wood-grain effect, uPVC can provide. The texture and finish on your uPVC doesn’t impact its effectiveness and will remain strong and resistant. uPVC also comes in a variety of colours and will maintain this colour throughout its life. It is a low-maintenance door option, never needing to be sand down or repainted.
Australian Made uPVC
uPVC is an environmentally friendly, affordable way to increase the security in your home. uPVC doors save you money and benefit the planet, but to reap the effects you need high quality, long-lasting uPVC. Purchasing uPVC manufactured overseas runs you the risk of receiving a product unsuited to the Australian climate. In Australia, we face a number of extreme, sometimes unpredictable weather events, and your doors need to be able to withstand them over time. uPVC made in Europe, for example, is better suited to other climates and may fade or become ineffective. Australian made uPVC doors are the best option for your home! At Thermotek Windows & Doors, we manufacture all our uPVC double glazing products in our Melbourne warehouse, so you know you are receiving products that last!
uPVC Doors And Windows With Thermotek Windows & Doors
Thermotek Windows & Doors have a wide range of quality uPVC windows and doors. All our uPVC doors come with double glazed windows, and provide your home or build with the many benefits of quality uPVC. Our energy-efficient doors are the ideal choice to save you money and time. We manufacture all our uPVC doors in Australia, for Australians. Our warehouse is situated in Melbourne, and we are proud to be a locally made business. Our uPVC doors come in a range of styles to suit any aesthetic. No matter the style of your home, our team can help create doors and windows that blend perfectly with your home. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality customer service and help walk our clients through their uPVC, double glazing journey. Contact us today to get a quote! Or check out our Google reviews to hear what our customers have to say about working with Thermotek.