Replacing uPVC doors with aluminium is one of the best ways to add more light to your home thanks to the thinner frames found in all aluminium doors. An installation to take out old PVCu doors and replace with our double glazed frameless door is a great way to illustrate the benefits of aluminium over plastic frames.
Information about replacing uPVC doors with aluminium.
uPVC doors are affordable however they come with limitations. First of all, you get much thicker frames compared with aluminium. The frames also have less strength too. As a result, you often get thicker door hinges and more visible hardware.
When thinking about a home improvement project, getting the most out of your new doors means choosing the material carefully. Replacing uPVC doors with aluminium provides an altogether more modern look in your home as well as other advantages. However, the budget is also a consideration with many home improvement projects. While PVCu windows and doors typically cost less, our advice is to always get a quote.
Therefore, when replacing uPVC doors with aluminium you get the following immediate benefits.
- Thinner but stronger frames.
- Over 200 colours to choose from.
- More discreet hardware.
- The same great energy efficiency you expect from new doors or windows.
- A more modern and altogether better-looking product.
Four compelling reasons to choose aluminium for patio doors.
While modern uPVC systems are slimmer than previous and older generations, these cannot meet the thin sightlines with strength found in aluminium. However, there are even better reasons to choose aluminium when thinking about new doors for your home.
Bigger doors with less visible frames.
One of the standout features is aluminium doors is you get bigger sizes even on single doors and windows. uPVC often need additional reinforcement and joining sections when having a door with a side-panel for instance. As a result, aluminium doors give you wider and taller doors where PVCu doors often need an additional window joined to them.
As well as this, most PVCu doors come restricted to about 850mm wide. Our doors come at widths up to 12oom wide, often possible wider too.
Improved sight lines.
On most common PVCu doors sight lines of over 150mm are common. Aluminium French doors give you about 80-100mm and bi folding doors even less. However, the standout reason for choosing our frameless doors is no visible mullions.
Bigger choice of colours.
Aluminium is widely regarded as being the best for colour. Not only do you get a huge choice but also the option of gloss, satin or matt. We can even create our doors with a different colour inside and out. Finally, there are even the latest metallic colours for the ultimate in modern looking doors.
Less thermal expansion.
uPVC expands about two and a half times more than aluminium. Therefore, if your new patio doors are on a south facing or other sunny elevation, think about aluminium. Not only does aluminium expand far less, but you will also find aluminium doors much more reliable in use compared to PVCu on a sunny day.
Contact us today to get a quote and replace your old uPVC doors with aluminium
If you would like us to work with you on your next project or are considering purchasing new bifolding doors, please contact us to find out how our doors can offer you more. Get in touch today for a free quote.