Published: 13th September 2023
Replacing your old door with a uPVC door can be a cost-effective upgrade for your home. uPVC doors offer a range of benefits that can contribute to energy savings, reduced maintenance costs, and increased property value. Here’s a breakdown of how this upgrade can be cost-effective in the long run:
- Energy Efficiency: uPVC doors are known for their excellent insulation properties. They can help keep your home better insulated, preventing drafts and heat loss during the colder months. This can lead to increased energy efficiency over time. Our uPVC Doors, in particular, are protected by Heat Reflective Technology, meaning our uPVC door panels have a heat-reflective skin that provides excellent insulation when combined with an extra high-density core.
- Durability and Low Maintenance: uPVC doors are resistant to weather, moisture, and pests. Unlike traditional wooden doors, they do not warp, rot, or require regular painting or staining. uPVC doors simply need an occasional wipe down with warm, soap water and a lint-free cloth, meaning you’ll save on maintenance costs and time spent on upkeep, while your uPVC door will look great for years to come.
- Longevity: Due to the high-quality materials that uPVC doors are made with; uPVC doors have a long lifespan compared to some other door materials. uPVC is impervious to water, resistant to everyday knocks and scratches and maintains its colour, so investing in a durable uPVC door means you won’t have to replace it as frequently, saving you money in the long term.
- Aesthetic Appeal: Upgrading to uPVC doors can improve the aesthetic appeal your home. Potential buyers often appreciate modern, low-maintenance features, making your property more attractive on the market. We have a wide selection of uPVC door styles, colours and designs to complement both traditional and contemporary properties, so you’ll be able to find the perfect door to accentuate your home and its kerb appeal.
Can you replace a uPVC door without changing the frame?
A question we are often asked is whether it’s possible to replace an uPVC door without changing the frame, and in short, the answer is yes! However, there are several factors to consider first:
- Frame Condition – While it may be easiest to replace the uPVC panel without replacing the frame, this will all depend on the condition of your current door frame. If the door frame is sturdy and doesn’t have any significant damage, then it may be possible to fit a new uPVC door into the frame. However, if you notice that your door frame is showing rotting or cracking, it is advised to replace the full unit. We always advise asking the advice of a professional installer.
- Compatibility – There is not a one-size-fits-all when it comes to doors and door frames. It is important to ensure a new uPVC door is compatible with the current frame dimensions, styling and design to ensure the door and frame are not just aesthetically correct but also to reduce the risk of draughts and difficulties in closing the door.
- Expert Assessment – Because a new door is an investment piece that protects and improves the aesthetics of your home, we would always recommend speaking to a specialist door installer when considering replacing a door.
Before making a decision on which new door to purchase, it’s a good idea to compare the costs and benefits of uPVC doors with other options available in the market. Keep in mind that while uPVC doors offer long-term savings, your specific circumstances and needs should guide your decision-making process.
For more information on uPVC doors, you can speak to our local door installers.