PVC and uPVC doors have become popular in India in the last decade. And, with the growing popularity, they are giving wooden door manufacturers a stiff competition. The fundamental difference between PVC doors and uPVC doors is that unlike PVC doors, there is no plasticizer added in the uPVC doors. Known for their durability and superior appearance, uPVC doors are the best fit for the entry and inside doors in the homes. Though launched after the PVC doors, the upgraded uPVC doors have made quite an impact on the construction industry.
Let’s understand the difference between PVC and uPVC doors, and pick the one that is best suited for your home.
PVC doors vs uPVC doors:
While uPVC manufacturing process enhances the resistance to UV rays, PVC doors are known to degrade when exposed to harsh sunlight for extended periods. This is where uPVC doors have an edge over PVC doors. The doors made of uPVC material don’t fade, discolour or become brittle and are sunlight friendly.
While both PVC doors and uPVC doors are made of a light-weight material, uPVC doors are better in terms of strength, owing to their inbuilt multi-point locking system.
uPVC doors are more durable and better equipped for withstanding all weather conditions and seasons.
PVC doors are not compatible to install new hardware like locks or handles. Since they are made of brittle vinyl, the doors can crack easily. uPVC doors are designed to not face a similar issue.
uPVC doors are more safe and secure than PVC doors. It is because uPVC doors have a galvanized steel core which coupled with durable locking system makes the doors highly secure.
uPVC doors last for about 30 years and have a slightly longer lifespan than PVC doors. The longevity of uPVC doors also makes them a one-time investment solution.
Front Door Security
uPVC doors are extremely secure, but composite doors offer the highest level of security. The super-strong structural frame combined with glass-reinforced plastic, provide infallible protection against intruders. Plus, the laminated glass will not fall out of the door if broken. It will shatter but stay in place.
Variety Of Choice
uPVC doors can have some variety (we offer uPVC doors in white, rosewood and golden oak), but with composite doors there are far more options available. You can choose from white, rosewood, oak, green, red, blue and black. You can also decide between a range of beautiful glass options.
Look And Feel
Composite doors give you the option of being more flexible with design, meaning you can tailor your door to meet the overall look and feel of your home. You can choose a traditional or more contemporary style to suit your exact requirements.
Value For Money
Composite doors are great value for money. They are excellent quality, durable and have a life span of around 35 years! They are also extremely low maintenance and easy to look after – simply give it a wipe over and oil the hinges occasionally, and your composite door will continue to look great and work as new.