French doors have long been a popular choice for homeowners. While the original designs were often wooden framed, there are now many uPVC models available. They have many benefits in terms of aesthetics but also security and energy efficiency. If you’re thinking of installing French doors in your home, we’ve rounded up some of the benefits of these stylish doors.
They are easy to maintain
Unlike timber framed doors, uPVC is very low maintenance. They can withstand all weather conditions virtually and don’t need specialist treatment on an annual basis. Properties near the coast will particularly benefit from this type of longevity.
Other than keeping the uPVC on your french doors clean with a suitable cleaner and cloth, you shouldn’t need to do anything else.
They add value to your property
Good doors and windows are always a great feature when selling your property. Unless you’re selling your home specifically as a ‘project’, then you want to make it attractive as possible to potential buyers.
They are energy efficient
These types of French doors are extremely energy efficient and can reduce your bills and your impact on the environment. They are no more losing heat through your doors. Additionally, uPVC doors have a long lifespan and could potentially be there for over 75 years, after which time they can be recycled.
Stylish and customizable
Most people think of the classic white style of French doors, but the range of styles and colors available will suit almost any property style. You can choose from different finishes of glass, or uPVC which has a wood grain pattern. This is perfect if you want the look of wood but the advantages of uPVC.
Safe and secure
The security of your property and the people who live there should always be at the top of your priorities. By selecting a quality uPVC french door, you don’t have to sacrifice security or aesthetics. The uPVC frame is highly durable and robust and can be fitted with the most sophisticated modern lock systems.
As the COVID pandemic has shown, having a supply of clean, fresh air in the home is very important. Many types of doors are now fitted with small trickly vents, which can be used when the weather is colder to get that much-needed air into your home, but without needing to open the door and let all the heat out.
Of course, during the hot summer months, you can open the doors wide to enjoy the beautiful weather and cool down your home.
In addition to letting fresh air into your home, it can also reduce condensation, leading to mold and mildew. If allowed to develop, these can lead to respiratory infections and can worsen conditions such as asthma.
The benefits of fitting uPVC French doors are clear. Not only will you be connecting the inside of your home with the outside, but you’ll be getting a stylish, secure, and energy-efficient addition to your home that is as beautiful as it is practical.