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When you need a new door making the right choice for your home can be confusing, afterall you want the best solution.
Should i go with a UPVC door or classic wooden door, which have been used for thousands of years?
Ancient Roman Wooden Door
Each option comes with its own set of pros & cons.
Understanding the differences between the two can help you make an informed choice that suits your lifestyle, budget, and aesthetic preferences.
Let's dive in below and discover the best option for you!
What Are PVC Doors?
PVC stands for 'Plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride', and is a modern popular material used in the construction of doors, windows, pipes and an endless list of construction products.
PVC doors are manufactured with a insulated steel frame as a base, this is then filled in with PVC, this creates a durable and tough end product which resembles hard plastic.
PVC Durability & Maintenance
UPVC doors are known for their exceptional durability. They are fire retardant, weather resistant to rot, rust, and corrosion, making them an excellent choice for areas with high humidity or exposure to the elements.
UPVC doors require minimal maintenance—regular cleaning with soap and water is typically sufficient to keep them looking pristine.
UPVC doors come in various styles & colors, but they may lack the natural warmth and authenticity associated with wooden doors.
While they offer a clean and modern look, some homeowners prefer the classic, rustic appearance of wood.
We offer customers a selection of wood grain finish options with all PVC doors in Belfast & beyond.
Insulation & Energy Efficiency
PVC doors provide excellent insulation & overall energy efficiency. They have a natural insulating property that helps keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
This can lead to energy savings and lower utility bills, in todays climate of record breaking energy prices saving money gives the PVC option a clear advantage!
The production of UPVC doors involves the use of plastics, which may raise concerns about environmental impact.
However, many UPVC door manufacturers are making efforts to use recycled materials & reduce their carbon footprint.
Unlike buying a wooden door the PVC option offers a sustainable solution, saving our forests for the future.
Prices & Costs
UPVC doors are generally more budget-friendly than wooden doors. They prove to be a more cost-effective choice for homeowners who want quality without breaking the bank.
PVC doors can range anywhere in price supplied and fitted from £700 - £1500+.
PVC Door Cons
Like anything in life everything has a downside, but to be fair PVC door Benefits well outweigh any downsides.
If you live in a period property or a listed property modern styled PVC doors may not be suitable.
If you lose your keys and need to get a locksmith it can be more costly to regain access again, this is due to the more secure multi point locking systems.
Some older type PVC doors may lack visual curb side appeal, this again is dependent on the style you pick & the frame type.
In extreme heat PVC doors may expand slightly, this can cause problems with the door closing inside the frame. If you live in the UK & Ireland you have nothing to worry about with this one.
What Are Wooden Doors ?
Wooden doors have been used for thousands of years, and act as gateways to secure buildings and entrances to homes.
In ancient times heavy wooden doors even protected castles and forts.
Quality wooden doors today are created using solid timber or hardwood.
Let's look at the advantages and disadvantages below!
*WOODED DOOR CONS
Wooden doors can warp and lose shape over time, even becoming completely rotten if not looked after.
They will need treated with stains and fresh paint every few years to prevent weathering, and showing sign of wear.
PVC doors have proven to be the modern winning choice, this is due to resilience from weathering, durability, and less maintenance needed for upkeeping!
We supply PVC Doors throughout Northern Ireland, and can even offer the natural finished look you would expect from a wooden door. Why not view the full PVC Door Belfast range online?