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Door FAQs

Find the answers to all of your questions regarding every kind of door offered by Plan-It Windows, including composite doors, patio doors and more.

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General Door FAQs

What are the most important factors of a door?

When you're in the market for a door, you should focus on finding one that's low maintenance and also excels in security, durability, insulation, and noise reduction. Plan-It Windows installs doors that meet all of the criteria.

What difference does a door material make?

There are a variety of door materials available from Plan-It Windows, including PVC doors, aluminium doors, and composite doors. Each material comes with their own strengths, but they're all viable choices.

What customisation options are available for doors?

Everybody wants their door to stand out (especially when it comes to style ideas for a new front door) but how can you make sure your door DOES stand out? Doors from Plan-It Windows offer a variety of colours, glazing options, and hardware options to ensure they look their best!
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PVC Entrance Door FAQs

What is a PVC door?

PVC stands for Polyvinyl Chloride, which is one of the major thermoplastics used in all kinds of products, including doors. PVC doors are the most common kind of entrance door, thanks to the benefits they provide.

What are the key features and benefits of PVC doors?

PVC doors are pretty much the standard entrance door for UK homes because they provide extraordinary value for their price. They’re cost-effective, low-maintenance, thermally efficient and when you get them from Plan-It Windows, come with A-rated glazing.

What customisation options are available for PVC entrance doors?

Plan-It Windows offers plenty of options for PVC entrance doors, including cut-to-size letter boxes, door knockers and numbers, each available in 4 naturally integrating colours. We’re also able to accommodate for features like side panels.
White uPVC door

Composite Door FAQs

What is a composite door?

A composite door is a type of door that is made with a combination of materials, such as wood, fibreglass, and PVC. They are often more durable and energy-efficient than traditional wood doors, and they come with a variety of security features.

How long do composite doors last?

Composite doors can last for over 30 years with proper care. However, the exact lifespan of a composite door will depend on the quality of the door and the way it is maintained.

How do you clean composite doors?

Composite doors can be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution. You can also use a commercial cleaner that is designed for composite doors. Be sure to use a soft cloth and rinse the door thoroughly after cleaning.
Anthracite grey door

French Door FAQs

What are French doors?

French doors originated in the French Renaissance era, beginning as a single frame window that would open onto a balcony. Modern French doors are usually a hinged pair of doors that open onto your garden or patio whilst letting plenty of natural light into your home.

Are French doors draughty?

There’s a misconception that French doors often experience draughts since they have so much glass. There’s nothing to worry about, however, as a properly constructed and installed French door shouldn’t experience any problems.

How do French doors work/open?

Like other hinged doors, French doors can open either inwards or outwards. They often act as external doors but still swing inwardly.
Grey uPVC french door

Patio Door FAQs

What are Patio doors?

Patio doors operate on a sliding mechanism, acting as a wall of glass that opens effortlessly, creating a sense of merging between your home’s interior and the outside world.

How do patio doors work/open?

Sliding patio doors are normally available as either an inline option or a lift-and-slide option. Inline patio doors are permanently resting on the rollers whereas lift-and-slide patio doors lift the door onto the rollers. The only real difference between them is the opening mechanism.

What are the benefits of patio doors?

There are many benefits to patio doors, and with Plan-It Windows they’re available with dual and triple track configuration. They’ve also gone through weather-resistant testing, in addition to the expected benefits of patio doors such as slim profiles, strength, and thermal efficiency.
White uPVC patio door

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