Posted on: 27 November 2017
When you are considering upgrading, renovating, or changing your home design one of the things that may come up are the doors. Some doors, especially in modular and mobile homes, may simply be plywood with very little between the panels. This can cause energy efficiency issues as well as issues with repairing the doors if they become damaged. One option for door upgrades is to go with a PVC door. Here is what you need to know about this option if you are considering this material.
Frames and Doors
The first thing you need to know about PVC door options is that the doors can be just the door or the door and frame. This can be vital if you are working towards a more energy efficient home, or keeping drafts out of certain rooms in the house. If you place a PVC door as a replacement for a traditional timber or plywood door, but you leave the wood frame, then you may be able to reduce the drafts or energy loss. However, the original frame may still allow drafts and energy loss. If you need to stop these issues, then having both the frame and the door installed may be ideal. This will ensure the door and frame fit each other and fit the area to develop a strong seal when the door is closed.
A misconception, when it comes to PVC doors, is the style options. It is usually assumed that the options will only be a few colours and styles. The truth is, there are many styles of PVC doors including traditional, french doors, sliding doors, and even closet folding doors. There are even ways to have PVC doors used as hidden pocket doors in bathroom spaces. This means that if you have a specific design you want to keep in the home, you will likely be able to find the style you want as well as the colour.
Maintaining the Doors
With traditional timber doors and even plywood doors, you may have to use a specific cleaner or cleaning style. With a PVC door, all you need to do is clean with a mild detergent and water then rinse. This makes them easy to clean and maintain, as well as easy to remove stains and crayon marks that children may cause. They are also water resistant which means you have a reduced chance of humidity causing the door to warp or causing wood rot, mould, or mildew. This is ideal for doors that will be used in children's rooms or as indoor or outdoor doors.
By keeping these key points in mind, you can make a better choice as to whether or not PVC doors are right for your needs. If you are ready to move forward with PVC door upgrades, contact your local contractor. They can help you choose the right PVC doors for you, give a pricing estimate, and help with ordering or installation.Share