Composite doors vs uPVC doors: what are the differences?
Your front door is the main entranceway into your humble adobe, it reflects your personality, and your home’s aesthetics. As a homeowner, you have so much choice at your fingertips, not only in terms of door styles, but door materials too.
|uPVC doors||Composite doors|
|Materials||uPVC doors are made by encasing an insulated steel frame in un-plasticized polyvinyl chloride (uPVC)||Composite doors combine the best qualities of many materials such as timber and uPVC. A moulded GRP (glass-reinforced plastic) skin gives the door a superior weather protective and durable coating|
|Thickness||uPVC doors are 28mm||Composite doors are 44mm in thickness, making them one of the thickest doors on the market|
|Energy efficiency||Feature seven heat-trapping chambers, which reduces the rate that heat transfers and keeps your home warmer for longer||These doors feature a double rebate system, which creates an additional draught seal internally. Every single one of our composite door options can achieve an energy rating of ‘A’, making them incredibly efficient. Depending on your house, this could save you up to £110 a year on your energy bills|
|Security||These types of doors will provide peace of mind using advanced multi-point locks and weather-resistant seals ensuring there are no irritating and costly draughts||Our police approved ‘Secured by Design’ anti-bump, anti-drill, anti-pick, and anti-snap Kitemarked cylinder lock barrels are fitted to every door|
|Available colours||150+ RAL colours with coloured woodgrain options available, your choice of door and glazing design can help define the overall style of your home||Our low maintenance hard wearing colour finishes stay looking good year after year, so you can choose from our vast choice of standard colours to compliment your home. You can even pair them with a variety of hardware such as T bar handle|
Subsequently, the best door material is ultimately down to your personal preference as to which one you prefer. Even though uPVC doors are most cost-efficient, composite doors are thicker and tend to have a longer longevity (30 years) in comparison to uPVC front doors which have a lifespan of 20-25 years.
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