Published at Thursday, 27 June 2019. Cabinet Knob. By Arnold Engel.
Another extremely attractive feature of uPVC is that it requires low maintenance A rinse with soapy water will retain uPVC frames appearing new for years. uPVC need no varnishing repainting or sanding. In fact this tough material can be scoured to remove the most stubborn of marks as uPVC doors and windows are tough to damage. On the other hand, wooden doors and windows are affected by termite and pests hence require to be changed and varnished regularly.
uPVC is naturally resilient to moisture, mould, mildew and atmospheric contaminations,. It does not flake, rot, rust, blister and is resistant to salt corrosion. This brands uPVC windows and doors as durable different from wooden one’s which require regular upkeep. unPlasticized Polyvinyl Chloride material is the most durable. In overall, new technology uPVC windows are estimated to last for 30-40 years, while the lifespan of timber is nearly half less and rarely go beyond 15-20 years.
The most popular type of natural material used in external doors is timber, particularly oak, pine and hemlock. Solid timber is prone to cracking and warping over time, so nowadays most wooden doors are manufactured from engineered timber. This is made by gluing together small sections of wood to form a multi-layered construction which is stronger and more stable than solid timber. The components are covered in wood veneer afterwards – a process which ensures matching colour and grain across the door panels.
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