Wooden doors had a good run. Durable, strong and available in a range of styles, wooden doors really did a sterling job. But, on the other hand, they did require a fair bit of maintenance, whether that was varnishing, repainting, sanding or cleaning; wooden doors took a solid amount of TLC to keep them looking good.

Then came along uPVC. From the late 1990’s onwards they have dominated the market. And it’s not hard to see why. Here are 6 reasons to switch to uPVC doors if you haven’t already!

  1. Longer Lifespan
  2. Being made from plastic means that uPVC doors are extremely resistant and last an extremely long time, much longer than wooden doors and you don’t even have to worry about treating them as nicely!

  3. Little (virtually no) Maintenance
  4. Being so durable, uPVC requires extremely minimal maintenance (so much so that just the odd wipe to remove any dirt will suffice). Unlike wooden doors, uPVC doesn’t flake and doesn’t need to be painted. uPVC doors won’t be corroded or damaged by the weather either.

  5. Better Insulation (cheaper bills!)
  6. Whilst wooden doors would often expand and contract during different seasons, uPVC stay the same size and shape and close the gaps that can be found between wooden doors and their frames. This significantly reduces the amount of heat lost from your house meaning you spend less on heating bills!

  7. Stylish
  8. uPVC are very stylish and are available in an eclectic range of colours and designs, so you can be sure to find the style to best suit your home.

  9. Cheaper
  10. uPVC doors are much cheaper to produce than wooden doors, meaning that you enjoy a cheaper price tag for your new door!

  11. Secure
  12. The way that uPVC doors are constructed means that they come with a much more complex, lock system, making your door much, much more secure. uPVC door handles, and uPVC window handles for that matter, are built to prevent unwanted visitors gaining access to your home.

Whether you are looking for uPVC door handles, uPVC window handles or any other home security features, simply check out the aptly named Home Secure Shop - an online store dedicated to affordable home security solutions.