PVC doors, also known as UPVC doors, are a type of door that is made from polyvinyl chloride. PVC is the third most commonly produced plastic in the word, after polyethylene and polypropylene. It is strong, durable and affordable, making it an ideal material to use to make doors. There are so many different types of PVC doors available on the market, that it can be hard to know which one to choose. This article provides some simple tips and tricks to help you pick the perfect PVC door for your needs.
The first thing you need to do is to calculate the size of door that you need. Never guess the size, always use a tape measure to work out the exact length, width and height of the door. Write these measurements down, and take them with you if you are going to look for a PVC door in store.
The style of the door includes its colour and its design. Most PVC doors are white, although they are available in other colours too. You want to choose a door that complements the exterior of your house. If you live in a row of terraced houses, then it is worth looking at your neighbors front doors to make sure you don’t pick something that will look completely out of place. Some PVC doors can have windows positioned in the front of the doors. These windows are usually fitted with coloured or frosted glass for privacy reasons.
Do you want to have a letter box in your front door, or would you rather have a mailbox on your front lawn or gate? If you have cats then you may want to consider a PVC door that has a cat flap, so that your cats can get in and out when they need to.
PVC doors can be purchased from large hardware or home design stores, as well as from specialist online retailers. Most PVC door manufacturers will have a website that provides photographs and details of all the types of door that they stock online.