Composite Doors vs uPVC Doors: Which Door Should You Choose This Summer?
25th May 2023 Comments
25th May 2023 Comments
At Select Products, we supply composite doors to homeowners in Leeds and the surrounding areas. If you are weighing up the options on whether to buy a composite door or a uPVC door, then in this article we will compare the two to help you decide which one is right for you. Read on to find out more.
Both doors are customisable
When it comes to customisation options, uPVC comes in a variety of colours that will be able to help you. This gives you the option of choosing a =vibrant colour or something muted like Anthracite Grey. The colours are powder coated, allowing for plenty of personalisation. uPVC comes in woodgrain finishes that mimic the woods’ natural appearance.
Our composite doors are supplied by Rockdoor. While they are strong and secure, they are available in Slate Grey, which is a lighter choice that is suitable for first time buyers looking to add their own touch to their home. What’s more, they are available in Ruby red, which screams fun, excitement and personality. Our composite doors are also full of extra door furniture such as letterboxes and handles.
Our selection from Rockdoor is versatile, with traditional and modern furniture available. We offer a fantastic choice of Victorian knockers which come with or without a spyhole. There is something that is right for you, so read on to find out more.
uPVC Doors are cost effective, but composite doors last longer
uPVC doors are made out of robust plastic that is affordable, which is useful if you are on a budget. The door itself will do the job, being made from robust plastic and coming with advanced double glazing. Its low maintenance look makes it easy to look after. All you have to do is wipe it down with a damp cloth and it will look as good as new.
Although composite doors might be expensive, they are durable. They are made from thicker materials such as GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) and a combination of aluminium and uPVC. This means they are extremely weatherproof and unlike uPVC, will stand firm in tough conditions. The doors underlying thickness will handle the worst winds and blustery conditions.
Composite doors will give you fantastic value for money because of their longevity and thermal efficiency. This makes them the ideal choice as you will save on repairs. We also offer a 10 year guarantee on our composite doors, so if anything goes wrong, we have you covered.
As we have previously mentioned, uPVC doors are cheaper to make. However, this doesn’t mean they are any less secure. The doors are available with advanced double glazing as standard which are fitted tightly to the frame, so crowbars and other tools won’t be able to force their way open. In addition to this, they have multi point locking systems built in, solidifying their strength. A uPVC door is an affordable and stylish option to secure your home.
A composite door offers a higher level of security because of its glass reinforced plastic core. Along with the extra wooden foam core, burglars will find it impossible to enter your home. With the equal benefits of timber and uPVC, it is created under high pressure conditions, resulting in a strong and secure door that reduces the need for cassettes. And what’s more, all our composite doors offer Secured by Design protection, which is an initiative backed by the police. Ths will keep your home safer.
How Thick Is Your Door
In comparison to a uPVC door, a composite door is much thicker in comparison. Our composite doors are 44mm in thickness, so when you compare that to a uPVC door; a thickness of 28mm, this results in a robust build. However, both doors will give you extra resilience over time.
A composite door is crafted through the rigorous testing methods alongside built in security methods. Our Rockdoor builds include steel mesh, which cannot be cut through. This will give you and your family total peace of mind, even when you are not home. Our composite doors are the strongest on the UK market.
Both composite doors and UPVC doors offer outstanding thermal efficiency
uPVC doors are known for offering outstanding thermal efficiency in your Leeds property. They have the ability to retain heat in the winter and bring in fresh air in the summer. This results in an extremely versatile door that cuts energy bills and your carbon footprint. uPVC doors support advanced double glazing or triple glazing, helping bring natural light to your home.
Our composite doors, which are supplied by Rockdoor, offer an influx of built in materials such as S Glaze technology. This is a special coating that is applied to clear glass, keeping your home warmer all year round. For extra security, choose a composite door.
We hope that this article has helped you understand whether a uPVC or composite door is right for you. The choice is yours. At Select Products, we are extremely proud to offer our Rockdoor composite doors, which boast exceptional strength, security and thermal efficiency components.
If you have any questions about our doors, call 01132 578933 for a free quote. Or, use our online quoting engine to design your composite door from scratch. We will return with a bespoke quote in seconds.