Why UPVC doors are a top choice for patios
Paved, concrete or boarded, outdoor patios are a classic feature of the contemporary home, particularly in Australia where temperate climates encourage outdoor entertainment such as barbecues and family gatherings for holidays and celebrations.
What sets the patio apart from other features of the home is that it actually occupies a space outside of the home, meaning that a stylish and appropriate transition point must be provided to ensure that there is no detraction from the streamlined appearance of the interior décor.
This is what makes the selection of patio doors a very important decision.
UPVC is one of the most popular materials used in the creation of frames for patio doors due to its reputation as a naturally strong, low-maintenance product. Many of the advantages of installing doors of UPVC for the patio are due to the metal’s natural properties.
UPVC is an extremely versatile material which is also 100% recyclable, impermeable and odourless, making UPVC doors the ideal barrier between inside and outside. UPVC doors are also very resistant to corrosion.
The frames of UPVC doors will not rust so they provide superior stability, strength and durability when installed correctly. If the metallic look doesn’t suit the style of your home, you’ll be pleased to know that UPVC door frames can be powder coated in an extensive range of colours and patterns.
Some of the top styles of doors for patios include glass bifold and glass sliding doors. On the external surface of the home, UPVC framed bifolding doors provide a casual and striking transition between interior and exterior, folding in to reveal not only patios, but pool decks, distant horizons and views of the garden.
UPVC doors with a sliding action can be used to frame glass panels with a range of atmospheric surfaces, ranging from laminated to tinted, opaque to clear or frosted. If your home is dimly lit and you want to save on power bills, glass and UPVC doors can be used to boost the transmission of natural light from the patio, while also providing a pleasing view.
Finally, UPVC doors are a top choice for patios because they are guaranteed not to swell in damp or humid conditions as wooden-framed doors are very prone to do.
As well as providing a practical patio door solution, glass doors of UPVC can display stunning landscapes and, if in a sliding or folding design options, won’t slam shut to crack or break in windy conditions.