Aluminium Front Doors: Are They Any Good?
Chances are, the front door on your home or business premises is made from either wood or uPVC. These tried and tested materials certainly have their advantages; affordability springs to mind, as does thermal efficiency and aesthetics. Both wood and uPVC doors can look excellent, despite their relative affordability.
But many home and business owners are now turning to a third option: aluminium. This lightweight, corrosion resistant metal is used on everything from aircraft and high-performance sports cars to kitchen foil… but what about doors made of the stuff? Are they any good?
Let’s find out.
A look at the pros and cons
Historically, aluminium windows and doors didn’t have the best reputation for thermal efficiency. Nowadays they’re on a par with their uPVC and wood counterparts, though, thanks to technological advancements made over the past two decades.
Modern aluminium front doors really only have one significant downside: cost. They are very much a premium product, putting them out of reach for many home and business owners. But when you look at the advantages they have to offer, the phrase ‘you get what you pay for’ comes to mind.
For starters, aluminium doors are extraordinarily durable and weather resistant, especially when the metal is protected by a tough powder-coated finish. This level of durability makes them particularly low maintenance, and means you won’t have to worry about fitting another new door for many years. All of ours are guaranteed for 10 years.
Better for the planet
This longevity further boosts the sustainability of aluminium doors, too. Not only will they last longer than their wood and uPVC counterparts, they’re also infinitely recyclable: when the door reaches the end of its life, the material won’t go to waste.
On top of all that, there’s aesthetic appeal to consider. Aluminium doors put a giant tick in that box too, with a vast range of different designs available to choose from. Whether you’re searching for a period-correct style for your listed property or a design that’s truly cutting edge, today’s aluminium door manufacturers will happily oblige. And did we mention that hundreds of different colours are available? You won’t be restricted to white, black, grey or brown with aluminium.
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