Back entrance doors, whilst maybe having less aesthetic value, require no less emphasis on security. Due to the back entrance usually being more hidden from view, it is more vulnerable to attack by burglars. Essex Trade Windows MD James Bracegirdle says “During my time as a door fitter I have attended numerous call outs to attend to external entrance doors that have suffered attempted break ins. By far the greater majority were back doors. This is not because they are built to a lower specification, it is simply that back doors are less visible, especially at night. The burglar feels less vulnerable attempting a break in at the back of a house”.
Essex Trade Windows UPVC doorsare far superior to wooden doors when it comes to security features. Top of the range fail safe locking systems are integrated into our doors to compliment the steel reinforced structure. See our UPVC Door Security page.
The main noticeable difference between a front and back entrance UPVC double glazed door is that the back door will often have a larger area of glazing enabling light to enter. The front door generally has a more imposing presence with functional and decorative door furniture, number plaques etc.
Many online UPVC replacement door companies simply supply a standard sized door panel, which the customer has to cut or pay someone to cut and fit using specialist tools. Door panels are not easy to cut, requiring specialist tooling. Many new UPVC doors are damaged when trying to cut the door pane, rendering it less stable and unsightly.
Essex Trade Windows supply you doors that are made to measure and pre-hung in their frame by expertly skilled tradesmen leaving you with a smart, robust and secure door which will impress and protect.
Range of Colours & Wood Effects with UPVC Replacement Doors
At Essex Trade Windows the choice of design is yours with a great range of colour options. White is popular and although there are many shades of white we will always ensure that your door and frame are exactly matched. Black is also in demand, especially in conservation areas. If you prefer the look of wood we have the latest wood effect colours including Rosewood, Light Cherry, Light Oak and Dark Oak. One of the advantages these UPVC doors have over wooden doors is that they are virtually maintenance free and extremely long lasting. UPVC keeps its new appearance for years, won’t rot, warp or discolour and requires only a quick wipe over to keep it pristine.
Energy efficiency is a subject close to many people’s hearts these days and in that respect UPVC double glazed doors and windows and tick all the boxes. They are a good alternative to wood, so are eco-friendly, they insulate against noise and cold while retaining heat, again contributing to the environment. You will also notice a huge difference in fuel bills, which will save you money year in year out.