Not all exterior doors last the same amount of time, so it’s prudent to understand which will last the longest. While the look of the door is important, how long it lasts is going to affect the lifetime cost dramatically. Impact on the cost includes the required maintenance, number of repairs, and future replacement.
In our modern consumerist society, we have become used to the use it and throw it away mentality. However, not when it comes to exterior doors. We have created a guide to the longest-lasting exterior doors, so you can make an informed, and environmentally sensitive choice that will save you time, hassle, and money in the long run.
Choosing The Right Material
Exterior doors are our area of expertise. While there are levels of quality within each door type, choosing the right material plays a significant part in longevity.
Here we reveal the characteristics of each door material.
uPVC exterior doors have become incredibly popular with home and business owners in recent years. Whereas older uPVC materials were only available in white or faded in direct sunlight, newer uPVC materials are formulated to overcome these issues.
A good-quality exterior uPVC door will last for 25 years or more, with excellent strength, robustness, and security.
Composite doors combine various materials in one product to benefit from their individual characteristics and benefits. This means you get a solid, secure door with a wooden core that you can depend on. This is coupled with excellent thermal and acoustic performance and a wide range of styles and colours.
A composite door will last for thirty years or more with no more maintenance than an occasional wash with soapy water. The door will not twist, warp, rust, or rot, giving you a long-lasting and versatile solution.
Aluminium doors are excellent for security and keeping your valuables safe. Furthermore, technological advancements in electrostatic powder coating have overcome issues that used to exist, giving you a wide range of colours to choose from. You might want to consider that metal doors can dent with an impact, but they will last for 25-30 years or more.
The quality of the installation plays a vital role in how long your exterior doors will last. Always choose a professional door installation company with plenty of experience to avoid future problems. Choose a reputable brand of door, such as Solidor or Origin, and for the best security, ensure your exterior doors come with multi-point locking systems and Secured by Design certification.
If you are looking for information or a quote on the longest-lasting exterior doors, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team on 01922 214838.