Looking to get a new door fitted? It can be easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of choice that there is nowadays for building materials, especially when it comes to getting a new door fitted. There are many aspects to choosing a new door, from colour to the style, but arguably the hardest decision to make is what material to use. uPVC and composite doors have been two of the biggest door contenders for years, which is why we want to compare the two today and see what the difference really is. Read on to learn why these materials are different, and which choice might be the best option for your home.
Why uPVC Doors?
uPVC doors are known for being strong and thermally efficient. They are made of an insulated frame that has been encased in an unplasticised polyvinyl chloride, creating an extremely resilient material known as uPVC. They are a more affordable option for your home, and come in a variety of designs at JF Bodman.
Why Composite Doors?
Composite doors are known for being resilient to all weather, due to their unique manufacturing process. They are made with a steel frame that features a timber core and insulated foam layer, which is glued together and encased in glass reinforced plastic. These are usually slightly more expensive, but are worth the price difference for how long they last and the aesthetic benefits.
What’s the difference?
Both of our uPVC and composite doors are great options for your home, but there are a couple of differences.
Composite doors usually last around 30 years, whereas uPVC lasts slightly shorter at around 25 years. Although both doors are sturdy, composite doors are known for being slightly stronger, especially against harsh weather conditions. Therefore they might be a better option if you have a coastal home as the salt in the wind can have an effect on building materials, whereas a countryside home might not need this extra protection.
These reasons mean that composite doors are a bit pricier than the more budget-friendly uPVC door. However both of these door options are great value for money, and are both perfect if you’re looking to replace your front door.
It’s clear the main difference between these two door options is the durability of the composite door with the fact they last around 5 years longer, and this is the main reason why there is a difference in price because you can go longer without having to worry about replacing them. However when it is time to finally replace your doors, make sure you choose JF Bodamn as your trusty local installer. Both options are available on our website now, so get your free quote today to find out which would suit your home best.