What is the difference between wood and uPVC doors?

uPVC doors can be manufactured in a wide range of different styles and can include paint and wood finishes to complement the style of your home. With natural wooden doors there is the added factor of continual maintenance in the preparation and painting or varnishing of them? uPVC doors offer a number of benefits over wood.  Firstly, the insulating properties of uPVC can help to reduce drafts in your home and prevent heat loss – which has a positive effect on your energy bills. The construction of the door and frame is also different.  With a modern uPVC door, you benefit from a multi-point locking system that offers far more security than a traditional single lock on a wooden door. 

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