Composite or UPVc – What are the Pros and Cons?
Composite doors can be made from a selection of materials which include; wooden or steel cores, glass reinforced plastic, foam as well as uPVC.
- Security – A sturdy door frame and tough materials to form the door make for a rigid entry system. There are multiple locks at various heights of the door making it a more uniform lock, i.e. secure locking.
- Style – Supplied in a range of colours. Highly resistant to weathering, so able to maintain its colour. No need for repainting, and usually guaranteed to last 10 years.
- Insulated – Composite doors are formed using a combination of materials, including a layer of insulation, meaning less heat can escape, keeping your home nice and warm.
- Price – However, the benefits and usefulness should pay for themselves over time..
Made from plywood, polystyrene and plastic. Some now include a steel core for improved rigidity as well as increased security.
- Price – Prices are usually lower than a composite door.
- Maintenance – UPVc requires minimal maintenance; just a simple wash down is required every now and again.
- Limited colour choice – You have a limited choice of colours compared to a composite door.