When your current door has reached the end of its lifespan it is imperative that you replace it. Choosing a suitable replacement door isn’t as easy as you think it might be though as there’s countless door styles and colours available within the product ranges of companies like Orion Windows.
Residential doors are also constructed from different materials, most typically UPVC, aluminium and composite. Here’s what you need to know about each of them before you go ahead and make a purchase.
Traditionally, residential doors would be built using timber, until unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (UPVC) became the favoured material for door fabrication in the 1990’s.
It was a very welcome shift as UPVC is relatively inexpensive to use, offers outstanding thermal efficiency and needs the bare minimum of maintenance. The lifespan of UPVC also far exceeds timber and it can come supplied in an eclectic choice of finishes to help match the door to your home surroundings.
You can’t help but love the look of timber; it’s just the tiresome maintenance that puts people off. The woodgrain effect that you see in most wooden doors is imitated in a composite door, a door that amalgamates several resilient materials into one design to replicate the stylish façade of a timber door.
Like a UPVC door, a composite door doesn’t need any future upkeep, it is however much thicker than most door solutions. This density makes it incredibly difficult to force a composite door open when locked. You can also have a composite door finished in pretty much any colour you can think of.
You would never have thought that a material as durable as aluminium could be so effortlessly sculpted to create the extremely elegant aluminium doors that we see today.
Aluminium has an unbeatable toughness and yet can still offer amazingly slender sightlines, allowing a high volume of glazing to be incorporated into the door frame. A special powder-coating process is adhered to when applying the finish to an aluminium door and helps to ensure that the colour never deteriorates, nor will the overall performance of the door.
You can see all of these replacement doors and more at our York showroom where we showcase them in one fabulous setting. You can also use your visit as an opportunity to utilise the expertise of our consultants.
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