Are you looking for a beautifully presented door which will last you long?
At LC Joinery Roofing and Building Work LTD we meet with a lot of people in the Fife and Edinburgh all the time and they always ask us:
“Which door is best for me? Composite or UPVC?.
Well we’re going to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of both composite and UPVC doors and then we will leave you to decide what option would suit you best.
Composite and uPVC doors are the two most popular types of doors available today.
With so many options to choose from, it can be confusing to know the difference between the two and which is best for your home. For years uPVC doors were seen to be the market leader due to their affordability and practicality.
However the composite door is a far more superior choice and by far the most advanced choice in today’s market. When deciding between a composite or uPVC door there is no doubt that a composite door has significant advantages that far outweigh the cheaper cost of uPVC doors.
What Kind Of Doors Can I Get?
So there are three main types of doors that we deal with:
Now you might be thinking ‘oh you do aluminium but why are you not speaking about this today’ the answer is simply because composite and PVC are the two most common we ask for and because we like to educate our customers then we will cover these two first.
UPVC Doors and Composite Doors Fife and Edinburgh
Not all external doors are created equally. There are many differences, but arguably the most significant is the material or materials used to produce them.
In the main, external doors are built either from wood, uPVC, or a composite of various materials.
Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of uPVC and composite doors. After considering these, you’ll be a better position to choose a door that’s right for your home then we can install them for you.
Composite Doors Fife and Edinburgh
What Exactly Is A Composite Door?
Unlike uPVC doors which are purely plastic, composite doors are made from a number of different materials which are pressed and glued together under high pressure conditions. The materials selected specifically for their properties, and are specifically put together to counteract flaws common in single-material doors.
They are much thicker than uPVC doors at 44mm compared to uPVC, which are 28mm. A good quality composite door will be made from the highest quality materials meaning they are strong, durable, secure and weather resistant.
Here’s what that might mean for you if you’re considering changing to composite…
uPVC doors are extremely secure, but composite doors offer the highest level of security. The strong structural frame combined with glass-reinforced plastic, provide infallible protection against intruders. Plus, the laminated glass will not fall out of the door if broken.
It will shatter but stay in place.
Composite doors are extremely great value for money. They are excellent quality, durable and have a life span of around 30-35 years!
They are also extremely low maintenance and easy to look after – simply give it a wipe over and oil the hinges occasionally, and your composite door will continue to look great and work as new.
Benefit Summary Of Composite Doors
- Composite doors are attractive and can enhance the overall look of the property.
- They come in a number of colours and finishes meaning that you front door can be designed to your personal taste and requirements.
- Composite doors offer a high level of security and are incredibly difficult to break into due to their super-strong structure and laminated glass finish.
- Composite doors are easy and inexpensive to look after. They require minimal maintenance – just needing a wipe over and oiled hinges from time to time.
- Composite doors are weather-resistant and durable, meaning that they last a long time and are not prone to damage.
- Composite doors offer excellent value for money.
If you would like to see what door would best suit your property and budget then give us a call today.
UPVC Doors Fife and Edinburgh
While a composite door is the more advanced option many people still choose to have a uPVC door installed.
The main benefit to choosing a uPVC door over a composite door is the cost as uPVC doors tend to be significantly lower priced than composite doors.
However If you can afford to pay a little more we would always recommend choosing a composite door instead as they are more secure, thermally efficient and durable than uPVC doors.
Benefit Summary Of UPVC Doors
The main benefit of UPVC doors is their impressive durability; they are built to withstand heavy, frequent usage over time and provide optimum security for your home.
Furthermore, they make a good first impression of your property because of their high quality and have attractive features.
- UPVC doors are very safe and secure
- You can choose from an unlimited range of designs and colours
- UPVC doors and windows are particularly effective at insulating interiors from noise, which makes them a convenient choice for homeowners living close to busy roads, schools or nightlife venues
We hope this is useful if you’re interested in having UPVC door or composite door then please consider LC Joinery Roofing and Building Work LTD. These are the two best options and we know this is a favourite among our previous customers.