There are many options available when it comes to choosing replacement exterior doors. Windows and doors are an essential component of any home. Exterior doors are the main point of entry to your property and therefore need to be both secure and stylish. It is advisable to select a door based on your own personal circumstances. Factors such as security, the location of your home and the style of your home are three of the most important aspects to consider. With this in mind, choosing the most suitable material for your replacement door is paramount. A good example in relation to this revolves around the location of your home. If your home is in an area that suffers from adverse or varying weather conditions such as Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg it is perhaps important to select a door that is more durable and able to cope with the extreme temperatures it may encounter.
Some of the Most Popular Materials Used to Produce Exterior Doors
There are a number of different materials available to you when deciding upon a replacement exterior door. Each material has its own unique advantages and disadvantages which should be considered thoroughly before you make your decision. Outlined below is a brief review of some of the materials most commonly used.
- UPVC Doors Are One of the Most Popular Options – UPVC doors allow you to choose from an extensive range of designs, most of which are available at relatively low prices compared to some of the other options. UPVC doors also have high insulation properties which is beneficial if you live in an area that has a colder climate. One negative aspect of installing a UPVC door relates to the thin appearance. In addition to this it is difficult to modify a UPVC door at a later date with regards to changing its colour and the locks.
- Wood is Stylish and Durable if Treated Correctly – Wood is a good choice if you want to enhance the appearance of your home. Wooden windows and doors are stylish and are available in a number of eye-catching designs. Additionally, wooden doors are extremely durable and can last for a very long time if treated and maintained correctly. However, due to the craftsmanship involved, wooden doors can sometimes be a little more expensive than other options.
- Composite Doors: The Best of Both Worlds? – An increasingly popular option is the composite door. Fibreglass, wood shavings and other elements are compressed to form an extremely strong and durable single material. These doors can be modified to suit your exact requirements and are low maintenance. It should be noted however that they are a little more expensive than the UPVC option.
- The Steel and Wrought Iron Option – Depending on the design of the door itself, steel and wrought iron doors can be a low-cost option for home-owners. Materials such as steel and wrought iron are extremely strong which, improves the security of your home. However, these materials are susceptible to weather conditions such as heavy rain and may require replacing a lot faster than doors which are made from other materials.
It is important to choose the most suitable material for your replacement door. For expert advice and guidance relating to exterior doors call Weather Pro on 1-855-814-1PRO.
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