5 Common Misconceptions About uPVC Doors

Published: 02nd February 2024

While uPVC doors have been a popular door choice for years, there are also common misconceptions about this type of door. To help correct these beliefs, in this blog, we’re going to look at the 5 most common misconceptions about uPVC doors and highlight the true benefits of uPVC doors.


uPVC doors are durable

A common misconception is that uPVC doors aren’t very strong. However, uPVC (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride) doors are renowned for their exceptional durability, making them a popular choice for homeowners. The robust nature of uPVC arises from its composition, as it is a rigid and strong material that does not degrade over time.

Unlike traditional wooden doors, uPVC doors are resistant to various environmental elements, such as rain, sunlight, and temperature fluctuations. This inherent resistance prevents warping, rotting, and fading, ensuring that UPVC doors maintain their structural integrity and aesthetic appeal for an extended period.

Additionally, uPVC doors require minimal maintenance, making them a practical and durable solution for households. The combination of strength, resistance to the elements, and low maintenance makes uPVC doors a reliable choice for enhancing the longevity and durability of doors in the UK.


uPVC doors have a range of colour and style options

Some people believe that uPVC doors offer limited colour options. While it’s true that uPVC doors might not offer as many colour choices as some other materials, Hurst Doors offers a versatile choice of uPVC door styles and uPVC door colours including modern colours such as Chartwell Green and Anthracite Grey to woodgrains such as Oak and Mahogany, as well as bold, rich tones such as Red, Blue and Green, allowing homeowners to personalise their entrances according to their preferences and the architectural aesthetics of their homes.


uPVC doors don’t discolour easily

In previous years, uPVC doors may have discoloured or ‘yellowed’ due to excessive exposure to sunlight. However, over the years with the advancement in technology, uPVC doors have been manufactured with much stronger, more durable materials, making it a great front door or back door choice for years to come.

The material’s advanced properties, including its resistance to ultraviolet (UV) rays, contribute significantly to the prevention of discoloration. Unlike some other materials, uPVC does not succumb to the fading effects of prolonged exposure to sunlight.

This resistance to discoloration ensures that uPVC doors maintain their original vibrancy and appearance over time, even in the face of varying weather conditions, offering homeowners a long-lasting and visually appealing entrance solution.


uPVC doors have good insulation

Another misconception is that uPVC doors have inferior insulation properties. In fact, uPVC has good insulation capabilities, contributing to energy efficiency by helping to maintain consistent indoor temperatures and reducing the need for excessive heating or cooling.

Protected by Heat Reflective Technology, our uPVC doors have a heat reflective skin which when combined with an extra high-density core, provides excellent insulation. This means your door does more than just look great; it also helps block noise and heat from entering or escaping your home.


uPVC doors are not bad for the environment

Some people believe that uPVC is not environmentally friendly. While it’s true that the production of uPVC involves the use of certain chemicals, uPVC is a recyclable material. Many uPVC products, including uPVC door panels, can be recycled at the end of their life, contributing to sustainability.

At Hurst, we’re committed to minimising our environmental impact at every opportunity which is why our uPVC door panels feature a fire-retardant core material with no CFCs or HFCs, which is non-toxic and recyclable. In addition, waste materials are disposed of responsibly wherever possible.


Overall, uPVC doors are a great choice for all homeowners who are looking for a durable, affordable and low-maintenance door which can be customised right down from the style and colour to uPVC glazing, no matter the age, style or aesthetic of your home, you can find your dream uPVC front door by contacting your nearest uPVC door installer today.


For more reasons to buy a uPVC door, check out our latest blog.