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So, you’re looking for a new replacement door and have narrowed it down to two door materials, aluminium and uPVC (good choices as these are two of our most popular materials). But what are the advantages of these two options? Let us help you decide which one is right for you.

What are the advantages of aluminium doors?Folding sliding doors with large glass panels manufactured using aluminium

Four factors come to mind when most of our customers are searching for a replacement door: weather performance, energy efficiency, security, and quality, and you can be guaranteed these factors when opting for an aluminium replacement door for your Essex home.

As a material, aluminium is extremely robust, corrosion resistant and tends to be stronger and last longer – up to 45 years – than uPVC. Its lightweight strength allows for larger panes of glass; perfect for those ‘Grand Designs’ inspired projects! Another advantage of its strength means that it is designed to withstand the unpredictable British weather, whilst featuring enhanced energy efficiency to keep you and your family at an optimal temperature all year round despite any vigorous winds.

These stunning doors also feature smooth, slim sightlines to provide you with a truly contemporary finish to your Essex home’s exterior – something we know our customers love, especially those who like to keep up with the latest home improvement trends.

Aluminium doors from Halstead Glass also feature a high-tech multi-point locking system to keep away even the most determined of intruders. This will give you the peace of mind that you and your family will be safe all year round – something incredibly important to our customers.

Buying aluminium doors is especially affordable through the different finance options that we offer here at Halstead Glass. From interest-free credit options to low rate options, we offer a variety of finance options to suit you.

What are the advantages of uPVC doors?uPVC window installation for traditional style home

Our uPVC doors are naturally robust and designed to protect your home. They offer excellent value for money and can be tailor-made to your exact requirements and personal tastes. You could opt for a Chartwell Green uPVC door or perhaps a wood effect uPVC door for a traditional aesthetic. Each doors configuration can be suited to your home with a versatile range of matching hardware to provide the perfect finish.

All uPVC doors from Halstead Glass are low maintenance and can last between 20-35 years, maintenance free. Although they are virtually maintenance free, we would suggest wiping them down with a warm soapy sponge every few months to keep them looking as glistening clean as they were the day of installation.

The clever design of these types of doors features multiple heat-trapping chambers that offer enhanced soundproofing and can offer incredibly low U-values to offer you and your family a living space that remains at a comfortable temperature all year round.

No matter your budget, we offer a variety of finance options to suit you. From interest-free credit options to low-rate options, we offer a variety of finance options to suit you and your available budget.

Is there a better option, aluminium doors or uPVC doors?

Ultimately, no door material is superior to the other – they are both equally exceptionally good materials for your replacement doors and will suit any style of home in Essex.

Whatever material you decide, you can rest assured that they will be able to achieve an A++ energy rating which means that you’ll be able to enjoy a warmer and quieter home whilst saving money on your energy bills, approximately £120 a year to be more precise!

Both materials are available in a palette of over 150+ RAL colours, from Chartwell Green to Anthracite Grey and Jet Black, so you can have our reassurance that we have a colour to suit your home’s colour scheme. Foiled colours, dual colour frames, and special colour options are also available if needed.

Replacement doors in Essex and Suffolk

With over 30 years of experience serving homeowners across Essex and Suffolk, we have built up a reputation for our fantastic range of products and services. From replacement doors to roofline services, this is why we are one of the top recommended double-glazing installers in Essex. Whether you are going for a more contemporary home, or a heritage home, you can have the confident that we have something for you – view our showcase for inspiration, or alternatively give our specialists a call on 01787 473516.

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