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A Composite Door Or UPVC Door?


When your front door has seen better days it should be replaced as quickly as possible as you don’t want people to negatively judge your home solely on the tired appearance of your entranceway – but that’s what’s likely to happen if you leave it in place.

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To prove the point, we bet that you have at some time been guilty of basing your own judgement of someone else’s house merely on their choice of front door.

No responsible homeowner in the region should allow their old front door to cause such an undesirable impact as there are a host of stunning composite doors and UPVC doors available at Hazlemere.

Choosing between a composite door and UPVC door all comes down to personal preference as they’re both fantastic options. Get clued up on them both to narrow your choice down to one or the other…

Aesthetics

Just in case you didn’t know, a composite door is so-called because it is made up of several different materials and UPVC stands for unplasticized polyvinyl chloride.

UPVC doors have a certain sheen to them due to the use of plastic but there’s nothing plasticky about their look thanks to the fabulous finishes that can be incorporated in their design – UPVC colours stretch to far more than just traditional white.

You will do a double-take when observing a composite door in the flesh for the first time as it has an identical appearance to timber doors and that’s due to wood being one of the materials used to develop it.

The fetching exterior of both doors will remain pleasing on the eye throughout their duration without any maintenance being necessary as they’re weather-resistant.

Cost

You should always set yourself a fixed budget when buying a new door and stick to it. UPVC doors are largely cheaper than composite doors but when a UPVC door seems too inexpensive then it’s probably because it doesn’t offer the all-round quality a replacement door should provide.

Don’t be afraid to spend good money on a UPVC or composite door as a reliable replacement will more than repay you over its lifetime, particularly when it comes to energy bills – drafts in your hallway will be gone forever helping you to cut heater usage.

Security

What good is a door if it doesn’t protect your home properly? Luckily, composite doors and UPVC doors excel when it comes to security.

The strength of a composite door frame can be put down to the meshing together of those various building materials and it is complemented with a sophisticated multi-point locking mechanism. The same type of locking technology is present in a UPVC door design and it offers similar resilience when anyone is brave enough to try and force it open when it’s locked.

 

We would advise anyone after buying a new composite or UPVC door to come and see examples of each first. You can do that at your nearest Hazlemere showroom.


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