If you’re in the market for some new French doors, you probably already know that there are a lot of material options to choose from. Two of the most popular materials used for French doors are UPVC and aluminium. Both materials have their advantages and disadvantages, so how do you decide which one is right for your home? Let’s dive into the pros and cons of each material to help you make an informed decision. 

UPVC Doors 

UPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride) has become increasingly popular for use in both residential and commercial properties as it is cost-effective, durable, low maintenance and easy to install. It’s also energy efficient—the UPVC frame helps to keep heat inside your home during the cold winter months, resulting in lower energy bills. Additionally, it’s available in a variety of colours and finishes, making it easier to match your existing decor. 

The downside is that UPVC can be susceptible to cracking when exposed to extreme temperatures (both hot and cold), which means it may not be suitable for homes located in very hot or cold climates. Additionally, it doesn’t provide quite as much sound insulation or security as aluminium does. 

Aluminium Doors 

Aluminium doors are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners due to their durability and low maintenance requirements. They don’t need painting like wood doors may do, they won’t corrode like steel doors can, and they’re more resistant to cracking than UPVC doors are. They also provide excellent sound insulation and enhanced security compared to other materials, making them ideal for those who want peace of mind knowing their home is safe from intruders. 

When deciding between UPVC or aluminium French doors for your home, there are many factors at play—including cost, durability, maintenance requirements, and climate conditions. Ultimately though, both materials offer advantages over the other depending on what’s important to you as a homeowner – so take the time to weigh up all the options before making a decision! We hope this overview has helped give you an idea of what will work best in your home – but if you’re still unsure about which material is right for you don’t hesitate to contact us! Our team will happily answer any questions you may have about choosing the right material for your French doors.

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Hullsky75 HullHullsky75 Hull
18:23 20 Jan 22
From the first moment when Arthur came round to advise, measure-up and quote for the job we felt we were in good hands. And his team of installers provided the best service. I always think that the best test is if something needs further attention and in this case they returned promptly to fix a small issue and nothing was too much trouble. Our new doors have transformed the back of our house and we highly recommend this company for work of the highest quality. Thank you Arthur and team!
Debbie GilbertDebbie Gilbert
15:01 14 Jan 22
They have fitted a new back door, front door and front room and kitchen window. Great service, price and quality. We are very happy!
Cat KienwaldCat Kienwald
19:14 08 Jan 22
We got our back and front doors replaced by E&A Windows and we couldn't be happier with the job they did. Erez was so helpful as took the time to come to our home to give us a quote, explaining all our options thoroughly and clearly without being pressuring in the slightest. The quality of both doors was fantastic and Adrian’s installation was fast and completed to a very high standard. He was also very helpful. We would highly recommend E&A Windows and will definitely use them again for any future double glazing needs. Thanks so much!
James NymanJames Nyman
22:48 04 Nov 21
Very professional service! During my initial consultation, I was fortunate enough to deal with the owner of the company. He visited my property and spent a few hours talking me through design options and his recommendations. His recommendations were very insightful and ensured my build looked elegant and modern while retaining the functionality required for an active family of 4. The build process was equally professional with the construction team arriving when they said, treating my property with respect and cleaning up after they finished each day...something not often done by today's tradesmen. I've recommend this company to my parents.
Sammy lakhaniSammy lakhani
09:11 01 Oct 21
I have just had new windows installed by E&A Windows and I must say I was very impressed. Arthur the owner of the company was so helpful and supportive throughout the process. I don't know much about windows so was skeptical at first, but I felt at ease very quickly. The guys who came to fit the windows (John, Christie and Peter) were absolute legends. They were extremely friendly and so so helpful, and the respect they gave me, my elderly parents and our home was exceptional. They took care of our home as if it was their own. I have never come across such professionals, not only did they do a fantastic job , but they went well beyond, seemed like nothing was impossible. They were with us only for 3 days but my parents were actually sad to see them go. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to fit new windows.