Are Aluminium Doors More Secure Than uPVC?
We all know how important it is to install doors and windows that help keep our home secure. When it comes to choosing the most secure door for your home, there are many things to think about. Does your door come with a reputable locking system? Are the windows in your door double glazed? Is the material durable and long-lasting? Many homeowners choose to install aluminium doors to help keep their home secure.
If you’ve been thinking about what door to choose from, the installation of an aluminium door can improve security and optimise energy efficiency in your home, whilst remaining stylish. At Majestic Designs, we understand the importance of creating a home that suits your aesthetic vision, without compromising on security.
What is an Aluminium Door?
An aluminium door is robust and practical, due to the nature of the material. They are extremely sturdy, allowing for a slim and lightweight frame to support more glass. This makes aluminium doors a popular choice for accessing the garden, as an aluminium bifold or sliding patio door will merge your garden and indoor living space, bringing natural light into your home. You can also choose an elegant aluminium residential door to add a touch of class to the home. Due to the nature of containing more window, you will have a magnificent view of the outside.
Aluminium doors are made from energy-efficient aluminium frames, featuring durable weather seals. When fully closed, there is no concern of leaks and draughts, resulting in thermal efficiency. When combined with energy-efficient glass, you will benefit from a high energy rating. Aluminium doors can withstand the harsher Somerset weather and there is no risk of rusting.
Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride, known as uPVC, is a durable and low-maintenance material used in homes. Modern uPVC doors are extremely efficient, ensuring a comfortable living space throughout the year. uPVC is more cost-effective than aluminium, steel, and timber and it remains popular for residential properties due to its durability. With a range of styles, colours, and glazing options to choose from, you can fit a uPVC door to your aesthetic vision, whilst elevating kerb appeal.
At Majestic Designs, all our uPVC doors are fitted with a multi-point locking system, so you can be sure your home is safe and secure. When engineered correctly, uPVC is known for its thermal retention and optimal energy efficiency, reducing the cost of utility bills. uPVC doors are virtually maintenance free and will insulate your home for many years.
The Difference Between an Aluminium Door and a uPVC door
Aluminium is a stronger material than uPVC, allowing for a slimmer frame featuring a larger glass surface. They also have a longer life expectancy than uPVC, resulting in higher costs. Although they have a slimmer frame, aluminium doors are extremely secure. Aluminium is one of the most robust materials used for door frames. It doesn’t split or crack with a heavy object and cannot be cut or sawn.
At Majestic Designs, all our aluminium doors have a high security locking system and durable double-glazed glass, increasing security levels and optimising energy efficiency.
The Benefits of an Aluminium Door
Accessible to the Garden
An aluminium door can transform your living space due to its ability to hold more glass. This means you can have a great view of the garden whilst keeping the door closed during the colder winter months. Bifold aluminium doors offer the perfect solution for those who want to open up their home, allowing indoor and outdoor spaces to merge. Designed with a single fixed door and multiple glazed section connected to a durable aluminium track, a bifold aluminium door slides all the way open and folds neatly flat when fully open. The opening provides 90% accessibility, a great option for hosting garden parties. At Majestic Designs, they are fitted with high-security Yale locking systems, offering peace of mind that your home is secure.
An aluminium patio door also allows you to embrace your outdoor space from the comfort of indoors. They feature large sections of glass with fewer frames, allowing you to enjoy the garden and outside uninterrupted. This also allows for natural light to flood your home, making it brighter and feel airier. One door slides in front of the other, providing a large opening to your outside space. Due to a multi-point locking system and excellent thermal efficiency, you can feel confident your home is safe, secure, and energy efficient. During the hotter summer months, opening an aluminium patio door allows for ventilation.
Aluminium is a very robust material and looks beautiful when fitted into any home. One weakness it does have is that it’s a highly conductive material, meaning it loses heat easily. At Majestic Designs, we fit all our aluminium doors with polyamide thermal break technology, resulting in reduced heat loss and enhancing the doors U value.
Extremely Secure Residential Door
Whether you are looking to upgrade your front or back door, an aluminium residential door can provide security and thermal efficiency. At Majestic Designs, we fit all our aluminium residential doors with a multi-point locking mechanism to boost security. They are also internally beaded for an extra layer of security, protecting your home from potential intruders. Residential doors come in a range of colours and styles to suit all your aesthetic needs.
Aluminium Doors at Majestic Designs
Whether you live in a more traditional or modern home, an aluminium door can transform your living space and heighten security. The main reason aluminium doors are more secure than uPVC is due to the material. Aluminium is a stronger material that uPVC and has a longer life expectancy. However, all of our uPVC doors are fitted with a multi-point locking system to enhance security.
At Majestic Designs, our team have over 20 years of experience helping our clients renovate their homes. With a fully employed team of FENSA accredited, MTC registered lead installers, we celebrate expertise in the industry. We can custom design your aluminium door to fit your specific requirements and style ideas, helping you to transform your home and enhance security.
To speak to one of our friendly team at Majestic Designs, book an appointment or give us a call to have an initial discussion.