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Why You Should Consider a uPVC Front Door

Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride (uPVC) is basically pure, rigid plastic, and because of the versatility and resilience of uPVC doors, they are a great choice for a front door. While these doors are very efficient and have many benefits, they are still affordable and priced much lower than many doors that also require far more maintenance. Some other benefits of uPVC doors are:

  • They are low maintenance
  • No replacements are needed
  • There are many design choices

While these doors are already affordable and low maintenance, they will also save a household money on utilities in the long run, since they are great insulators. This manufactured material doesn’t contain any BPA so it’s safe to use and is actually good for the environment. This resilience and ability to insulate make uPVC doors a great option for many different homes in all kinds of climates. As with other manufactured materials, the front door made from uPVC will not transfer temperature from outside, so it is much more energy efficient and may even save enough to match the difference in price.

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Energy Efficiency

One reason uPVC is a great material for doors is because it is a good insulator. If you use a uPVC front door, then you will notice that, during hot weather, you will not feel heat coming into the home from your door, and in the winter, these doors can also help to keep the warmth in and the cold out. Also, the fit with a uPVC door doesn’t fluctuate with changes in the weather like wooden front doors will.

The material is very well insulated against temperature, and it is even flame retardant and self-extinguishing. uPVC is also known for preventing thermal bridging, which is the reason some metal doors have problems with condensation. Thermal bridging generally is a portion of the door where heat or cold can be much higher in temperature than other portions of the door which causes condensation at that point. uPVC keeps this from happening and prevents the condensation which could have occurred. A uPVC door will help keep you from spending unnecessary money on utilities, and it will minimize the annoyance of your air conditioning or heating unit struggling to keep up with the weather.

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Durability

uPVC doors are best known for their durability. These doors are resistant to all of the elements, and they do not need to be retouched or resealed like most doors made from wood or metal. Because they are constructed from a stable material, uPVC doors are resistant to salt water, pollution, and it is chemical proof. These doors are perfect for use in beach communities, inner cities, or even near any manufacturing facility where concerns about air quality exist.

These doors will not swell or buckle like wood and there is no possibility of rotting, and they will not rust and corrode like many metal materials. uPVC only needs light maintenance, like to be washed, have its seals checked periodically, and a little oil on the hinges and graphite in the locking mechanism. uPVC doors will likely not ever need to be replaced because it won’t deteriorate.

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Versatility

Because of this durability and ease of maintenance, uPVC doors are versatile and should be considered for many different types of homes in many different locations. The material makes it possible for them to withstand all types of weather, from cooler locations to more temperate or flood prone areas. No more worry about rotting wood or rusting steel because the material isn’t porous, so water just slides off. Even snow and ice doesn’t damage them.

As mentioned, they are very resilient against weather and pollution, but they also come in many different styles and designs depending on your preference. These doors also come in a variety of colors but can be primed and painted a color you would like too. You could even get a custom door for your home if you choose. Personalized front doors are unique and the minimal difference in cost for a customized door might be exactly what you want for your home. However, if you do happen to live in an area where safety is a concern, be aware that, while being durable, uPVC doors are more lightweight than many other doors, but they are resilient.

Questions And Answers

What is the best color for a front door?

There is some logic, along with some science, in color selection. A color wheel is the best place for you to start choosing your color. You can mix various colors quickly and easily to find the perfect color scheme for your entry door and the exterior of your home.

Is a steel or fiberglass door better?

Fiberglass doors and steel doors are both great doors. If struck hard enough a fiberglass door can crack, steel does not. Other than that, these doors are both really great options. Steel is the more affordable of the two but fiberglass may be slightly better in all other aspects.

What is the best color to paint your front door?

Most importantly, you want the color of your door to blend with the rest of the exterior. White and red seem to be the most commonly used colors for a front door. After red and white, it is found that is brown, blue, and green come next in popularity.

How much does it cost to replace a door and door frame?

The cost of replacing a door and frame will vary greatly. It is going to depend on the type of material the door is made of and how customized it is. You sho.d expect to spend at minimum $500 for an exterior door and at least $300 for interior replacement.

What color should your front door be if it is facing north?

If your door is facing North, feng shui colors for your door are as follows: blue, white, black, and gray. You should avoid the color of deep pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, red, and brown on a front door that facing North.

What kind of paint do you use on a front door?

First, you need to know whether the door has oil-based or latex paint. You don't want to mix and match, it needs to be the same. Next, you need an exterior paint. Finally, most people prefer a glossy paint for their exterior door. It tends to highlight the architectural features.

How much does it cost to install a new door?

On average the cost of a new entry door is between $500 and $700. The price varies greatly depending on things such as the material of the door, the brand, the type of door, the company installing the door, and more. Installing the door yourself will reduce the cost.

How much does it cost to install a door frame?

A lot of the cost of your door frame will depend on what the current frame looks like. For example, rotting wood would be most costly as things need to be repaired and replaced. For a single door frame, you will need to plan for a minimum of $150.

What is a good feng shui color for the front door?

Your entry door, in feng shui, is how your house is able to receive energy for nourishment. The energy quality determines the energy that your home has. Often, the color you choose is based on the direction in which your door faces. For example, North, South, West, East.

Can you paint a PVC door?

Yes, you most certainly can. You will want to be sure that you clean the door before painting and be sure that it is dry completely. You then will prime and paint. Be sure to use a good set of rollers when painting your door.

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How To Measure For A Prehung Door

If you are looking to replace a door, there are a lot of features that might make prehung doors the best option for you. Prehung doors are ideal for beginners. This is because they come with many features that make them easier to install than a slab door, like the hole for the doorknob and the fact that the hinges come already attached.

Another benefit is that you can be sure it will be well insulated, so that stress is also minimized. However, with prehung doors, you must also make sure your measurements are as accurate as possible to ensure that the door fits, and it is level.

How To Fix A Broken Door Frame

How To Fix A Broken Door Frame

There are many different reasons that a door frame might become broken. Whether someone has kicked in your door to cause the break or it was caused by another reason, the good news is it can be repaired. There are two different ways in which you can fix the door jamb. The easy way and then the preferred way. The easy way would involve removing the damaged section and replacing it. First, cut out the damaged section. Next glue the new piece around parts that will touch the jamb that is still in place and wedge it in. Then you would apply putty anywhere that is needed, sand down the patched area, and paint the replaced section to match the rest.

The good news is that the most preferred way isn't very complicated. You can fix the frame yourself with just a few tools and a little direction. Here's how to fix your door jamb.

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How To Replace Trim Around A Front Door

Numerous reasons exist for the need to replace trim around a front door. Trim is sometimes replaced by homeowners who want to update their current decor, or add a more decorative appeal to their home. Replacing trim certainly provides an invigorating look at the home’s entrance. Damage is far more often the reason for front door trim replacement. Rot and other damage occurs over time, oftentimes caused by age and various weather elements. Spotting damaged or rotted trim is as simple as looking at your front door. If you notice the trim is dented, cracked, or fading, the culprit is likely rotted wood underneath.

When it’s time to replace trim, don’t depend upon a professional to complete the task. Hiring a professional to replace trim could cost thousands of dollars, but when you tackle it on your own, you need $100 or less to do just as thorough of a job. Replacing trim is a simple DIY project most any handyman homeowner can easily complete in a matter of a few hours. Learn how to replace trim around a front door with the step-by-step instructions below, gather the supplies, and prepare for a replacement job you’ll feel good about completing.

Starting your project only to realize you’re without the tools and materials needed to complete the job is frustrating! Avoid wasting time and this frustration by gathering all the items you need before the project begins.

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Best Front Doors

Getting a new front door for your home isn’t something you should take lightly. There are pros and cons to getting different kinds of front doors for your home. Some of the doors will cost more now but save you in the long run because of their construction quality as well as insulating value. The investment you make in a new front door can return to you several folds as you save on energy costs and have a statement piece on the front of your home that will last for a long time. Some of the doors will improve the style of your home. Other doors may increase the value for your home. No matter what your reasoning is, improving the look and security of your home will never go unnoticed. These are all things that you should think about when considering the replacement of your front door. There is a lot of information out there regarding what the best front doors would be. For many people, they believe that the glass, steel and oak front doors are the best options for a variety of reasons. Be sure to review your options, and decide for yourself. read more

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Front Entry Doors

What do you think about when looking at the front of your home? Do you think of comfort and relaxation when you come into the driveway or yard? Does your home make you feel stressed or overwhelmed? Is there a lot of maintenance that should be done; new paint on the shutters, so many overgrown plants in the landscaping, scars and scuff marks all over the front door? This does make a difference to how you will go about your day or evening. You should be able to feel safe and relaxed in your own home. You may not have known this before but the front door on your home does make a difference to how you feel when you see your home. There are some options that can make you feel better when seeing your home. With these options you can feel safe, secure, comfortable, relaxed and happier about the home you are living in. When you’re ready to make it look better, remember to look at all your options so that you can make the best choice of how to invest in your home. read more

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Exterior Front Entry Doors

Your home’s front entry door can tell quite a lot regarding your personal choice and style. This is the reason it is vital to choose the right door for your entrance. However, choosing an exterior front door that complements the style of your home, enhances your home’s value, and is visually appealing at the same time can be a confusing and overwhelming process. Because front entry doors have the capability to enhance the curb appeal and security of your home, most home owners consider front door replacement a high-value project. Most experts believe that changing your exterior door is an advisable and worthwhile project because in most cases its value can easily exceed the cost. You have many choices when it comes to choosing an exterior door that exceed your expectations while remaining within your budget. You can choose from a variety of colors, designs and materials. With this in mind, here are some valuable tips that will help you find the perfect front entry door that suits the architecture of your home. read more

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