Getting Double Pane Vinyl Doors For Your Home
If you’re looking to renovate your property, why not start with changing your doors. Your front door is one of the most important parts of your home, and it is the first thing that passers-by and visitors will notice – especially if you don’t have a large front garden.
Depending on the area you live in, there may be limits on what you’re allowed to do with your property. For example, you may not be able to use vinyl doors if you live in a conservation area or have a period property. However, if you live in a relatively modern area then double pane vinyl doors can be a good option – they are easy to clean and care for, tend to weather quite well, and will last for a long time. In addition, if you choose double glazing and toughened glass, they are quite secure.
You don’t normally need to get planning permission to change your doors – especially if the doors look quite similar to the ones that are already in place. However, if you are making a massive change to your home it may be worth contacting the residents association to make sure that the change is OK, and checking with your local authority.
Make sure that the door you buy is indeed an external door, and that the hinges are secure and that it will fit perfectly into the opening, and that the frame is sound as well. If you fit a door that does not give adequate protection, you could end up facing problems – and if you are broken into then your insurance may not pay out.
Double pane vinyl doors come in a few different styles, with different sizes of pane to suit different tastes – some have frosted glass or privacy glass, some let more light through and may be nice for people who want to have bright, airy and spacious looking lobby.
Exterior doors can seem quite expensive, but the best thing about Vinyl/uPVC doors is that they are incredibly low maintenance. If you were to buy doors that were made of wood, then you would need to paint or stain them to ensure that they stayed strong and in good condition, and the paint/stain will need redone every couple of years to keep it looking at its best. If you don’t take good care of wood it will decay.
Vinyl and uPVC tend to last a long time – they may ‘weather’ a little because of exposure to sunlight, but that takes many years, and high-quality modern uPVC is not as susceptible to this as the older types were. So, you can expect to have your doors last for much longer with little maintenance required – just sponge the wood down every now and then with a damp cloth to keep it clean, and that’s all you need to do to keep the door in good condition for a long time to come.