There is nothing like a room filled with sunlight, and there is no better or more beautiful way to welcome sunlight into your room than with a set of uPVC French doors. These double wide doors allow in lots of natural light, since the center of the doors within the outside frame are made with glass, which allows a lot of light to stream into the house.
If you choose French doors made with uPVC Window framing, then you get the added benefit of insulation and energy efficiency, as well as making sure that the harmful rays of the sun are blocked from entering your home and ruining your belongings by fading them. The double glazed glass can help keep your home cooler in the warm months and warmer in the cool months, which will save on your energy bills, while allowing you a beautiful and open view to the great outdoors right from the best seat in the house – your couch or a big comfy chair.
If you love the look of French doors but don’t love the price tag that goes along with it, there are some ways you can save money while still getting the look you love. You will need to have some basic carpentry skills, but if you can install your own doors, you will save about half the price of what it would cost you to have someone install the door for you.
There is a great how-to article about installing prehung uPVC French doors at a home improvement site geared to women called www.DIYHerWay.com. The site provides the basic steps needed to install a French door that is already prehung within the frame, so all you have to do is make sure that you can securely install the door frame within the wall, rather than having to build the door frame on your own. It’s not a super easy task to do, but it is certainly something that is doable by many people, and will save you lots of money in the process.
Some tips for installing your own french doors are to make sure to check your measurements so that the door will fit the opening before trying to set it in place. Also you will probably need to get someone to help you set it into place and help hold it in place while fastening it to the opening.
They make both interior french doors as well as exterior french doors. the ones made for the interior of course are lighter built than the exterior and do not require the double glazing as the don’t have to stand up to the weather.
All in all you will find that you can enjoy new upvc french doors for less than you may be expecting.