PVC doors are one of the most popular external doors, often prepared by homeowners for patio and main doors over more conventional materials such as metals or woods Telescopic bollards.
PVC doors are popular as replacements for wood and aluminum in external doors because of their weatherproof properties. PVC or polyvinyl chloride, does not warp or lose its color when exposed to direct sunlight, rain, or snow. The material, being a kind of plastic, repels water and humidity that can quickly damage metal and wooden doors. This is exactly why PVC doors can last for several years even without a single coat of paint or any protective material. When it comes to doors that are exposed to the elements of nature, PVC is the natural choice.
Another thing that makes the doors very attractive compared to wood and aluminum is its lower purchase price and maintenance cost. Aluminum is the most expensive, though it compensates for the cost with its longer lifetime. However, PVC is not that far behind as it keeps its form and color for a long time. The doors hold a major advantage over wood when it comes to the total cost as they are cheaper to acquire and cheaper to look after. In fact, the only maintenance needed by the doors is regular cleaning, which is a welcome change if you are used to painting or polishing a door every year or so.
PVC doors are lightweight yet very strong. A regular sized door weighs just a few kilograms while metal and wooden doors can be very heavy. A heavier door needs a stronger support, forcing homeowners to spend more on the building of solid and heavier door frames. Lightweight PVC door needs minimal installation cost, yet it can effectively secure your home when properly installed.
PVC is a very tough industry material and can withstand a lot of weight and stress. These characteristics make it one of the most widely used plastic products all around the world, not only at home but even in different industrial applications.
Using these doors also help conserve the forest. By using PVC instead of wood, you are helping to save the environment. Wooden doors mean cutting of trees, which in turn harms the environment. We are helping conserve our forests and all the animals that are dependent on trees for their survival every time we build doors by using alternative materials. The less we depend on wood, the longer our forests will survive.
Durability is the last reason the doors are popular. Unlike wooden door frames, PVC does not rot or degrade its quality over long years of service. It rivals aluminum, which is more costly, when it comes to durability. It retains its natural color for years, saving you the cost of paint and other materials for maintenance. Aside from that, it also stays new far longer than wood and metal doors, keeping your front door or patio door attractive for years.