Winter in Australia can be harsh, and this year has been no exception. With summer approaching, and high temperatures sure to ensue, it can be daunting to bounce from one high electricity bill to another. With uPVC doors, not only do you receive a superior quality seal, you also don’t have to worry about constant maintenance! uPVC framing is beneficial for you, and for the environment, making it a superior choice for your door frames. Combined with double glazed glass, uPVC doors improve your quality of living in many ways, from lowering your energy bills to reduced noise pollution inside your home. Read on to find out exactly why you should have uPVC doors in your home!
So First Of All – What Exactly Is uPVC?
Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride, aka uPVC, provides a long-lasting and durable support for double glazed windows and doors as it doesn’t bend or flex over time.
What Makes uPVC Stand Out From Other Double Glazing Framing Options?
There are a number of alternative framing options on the market, with products such as aluminium and timber popular for double glazed windows and doors. However, uPVC comes with a number of perks that other options simply don’t provide. Benefits such as low maintenance and sustainability, alongside its money saving properties, make uPVC the superior framing product for your doors.
3 Reasons Why You Should Have uPVC Doors.
Here are 3 reasons you should use uPVC doors in your home or next build:
1. uPVC Provides A More Superior Seal
uPVC provides an airtight fit for your doors. By providing such a high quality seal, the temperature inside your home can be maintained more easily and your heating or cooling units don’t have to work as hard. This results in lower energy bills, saving you money in the long term!
Alternative framing, such as aluminum, doesn’t provide an airtight fit and in turn can make it much more difficult to keep your home warm or cool, depending on the season. This decreases energy efficiency. uPVC provides seals with a higher energy efficiency and quality overall and also provides higher security, as they are a sturdy door option to help keep you safe!
2. uPVC Requires Less Maintenance
uPVC is a very low maintenance building material. It doesn’t erode over time, or warp under intense conditions such as heat. If uPVC is ever scratched, the scratches can often be polished out. Timber or aluminium framing alternatives require constant touch-ups to prevent bacteria or chemical erosion from occurring; uPVC does not. uPVC simply requires a clean as necessary!
uPVC makes a lot of sense for Australian consumers, where the weather can swing between extremes. uPVC can withstand these conditions without a hitch, and will provide you with safety and comfort all year round.
3. uPVC Doors Save You Money And Keep You Comfortable
If you are looking for a door to save you money, then a uPVC door is ideal. uPVC products are energy efficient, and help to insulate your home throughout the year. Insulation allows for your heating or cooling units to work more efficiently, and keep the heat out in summer and the cool out in winter. Needing your heating and cooling units for less time, and on lower settings, means more money in your pocket!
uPVC is also long-lasting, which means you won’t need replacements or repairs for many years. Without the need for touch-up materials or replacements, you are able to save for the things that are important to you!
uPVC and the Environment
uPVC is a sustainable product for a number of reasons. A big part of uPVC’s positive environmental impact is credited to its energy efficiency; in short, how much energy it saves over the course of its life. To add to that, uPVC is fully recyclable, meaning it is sustainable right through to the end of its life cycle. uPVC is one of the more environmentally friendly building materials on the market, and makes a great sustainable option for doors and windows.
If you are a builder or homeowner who wants to make sustainable choices in your next build, uPVC could be the perfect product for you.
Why We Use uPVC At Thermotek Windows & Doors
At Thermotek Windows & Doors, we stand behind the quality and durability of uPVC, especially the uPVC we manufacture here in Australia. The climate in Australia requires products that are durable and long-lasting, and at Thermotek our uPVC has higher levels of UV stabiliser, perfect to prevent the uPVC from fading over time under the intense UV rays.
We are proud to make our own uPVC in Australia, especially as alternative uPVC options are imported from Europe. The quality of this uPVC is best suited to the European climate, and cannot withstand Australian conditions in the long term. With weather extremes often occurring throughout Australia, the uPVC you purchase needs to be able to last. By choosing a double glazing company who manufactures uPVC in Australia, you can guarantee quality uPVC that will provide you all the benefits of uPVC for years to come.
Now that you know the benefits of Australian made uPVC doors, it is important to know what style options are available. At Thermotek, we believe that it is important to invest in the highest quality products on the market, but also to invest in products that are modern and stylish to suit the needs of your build. Our uPVC comes in a number of styles, with a high quality surface finish and contoured profiles. No matter the style of your renovation or build, we have a door to suit you.
Thermotek Windows & Doors are one of Australia’s leading double-glazing companies. We manufacture and install all our windows ourselves, confidently and professionally walking you through the process from start to finish. Our uPVC doors are made to last, and our double glazing products provide high quality results. Contact us today to find out more about the uPVC doors we have on offer!