You should never overlook the importance of your front door. It’s designed to hold the heat in and keep intruders out. There are so many front doors to choose from. To make your decision a little easier, we’ve put together a short guide to the differences between our two most popular materials. uPVC and composite doors are dominating the market, but they do have a few differences.
Composite doors are composed of many different materials, thus the name. The inner construction is sometimes made of solid timber, which is highly durable. This is surrounded by other materials, usually uPVC or GRP. GRP is glass-reinforced plastic, which is better known as fibreglass. It’s strong, light and waterproof. This robust shell protects the timber core from the elements. Because of this, composite doors are better at retaining heat. This could lead to a reduction in your energy bills.
Classic PVC provide only British-made composite doors with a GRP shell. Unlike some other doors on the market, they don’t have a timber core. Our doors are made entirely of GRP and polyurethane. This makes them lighter, without compromising their strength or integrity.
Composite doors are expected to last for a very long time before needing to be replaced. Therefore, they’re an excellent investment. If you choose a coloured option, the colour won’t just be a coating. The material will have the same colour all the way through. Any small nicks or scratches won’t affect the appearance of your door by much.
Because you can expect better material quality, durability and construction from a composite door, they are more expensive than their uPVC counterparts. However, they still offer excellent value for money and fantastic thermal efficiency. This could save you money in the long run.
Although uPVC doors aren’t as robust as composite, don’t be fooled into thinking that they aren’t an excellent product. uPVC has less reinforcement but still offers high security. It would take a lot of force to break through a uPVC door.
The thinner construction of a uPVC door means that they aren’t quite as thermally efficient as composite. They do still offer great heat retention and should keep draughts at bay.
These doors are made entirely of uPVC, which has a slightly shiny, plasticky appearance. If you’re looking for something a little more authentic, composite does a better job of imitating the texture of timber. uPVC doors also have fewer colour options. When they do come in different colours, this is often a coating that may scratch off if the door gets damaged.
Contact Classic PVC For Composite Doors and uPVC Doors
We stock a wide range of both types of door, so you’re sure to find the perfect model for your home. If you’re still undecided, a member of our team would be happy to talk you through the benefits of each type.