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 (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 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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