When considering replacing a front or back door most people think first of upvc doors, they have long been the most popular choice for many reasons. There are a wide choice of designs and glazing options available, until now however the only colours were white, oak and rosewood. However new colours are now being introduced, such as, black, blue, red, green and Irish oak; all with a woodgrain finish to give a traditional looking door with all the benefits of upvc.
The new colours make it easier to make your home stand out from the rest and stamp your own individual mark on the property. As the front door is a focal point when people visit your home it is important to choose the design carefully to fit in with the overall look and style of your home. The addition of the new colours gives you the customer far more choice to tailor the door to your exact requirements. The wide variety of designs now available mean that whether your home is a cottage, modern new build house or a more traditional looking home there is something for everyone.
When choosing the door style you need to consider the amount of light that the door needs to let into the hall or entrance area. There are many glazing options available from plain glass to intricate leaded, bevelled or stained designs, the backing glass for your design should be chosen with care to provide the level of privacy required and be a suitable pattern for the external glazing option; your supplier should be able to advise on suitable options.
UPVC doors have many benefits including a long lifespan of around 20 years, they require no maintenance just a regular clean with a suitable cleaning product and low thresholds are also available for better access. They do not warp or rot so the benefits of reduced drafts and better security will continue right up until the time you decide to replace the door. With multi point locking systems and reinforced panels these doors are also a deterrent to any intruders.