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Composite Doors v uPVC Doors: Which is Better?

When choosing a brand new front door for your Croydon or Bromley home can be a difficult task. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to differentiate between them all. On the current market, the London homeowner has the choice of uPVC, Composite, Aluminium and Wood for their property. That’s why Albion Windows has put together this advice article to help you make a choice between Composite and uPVC and listing the benefits of each.

Composite Doors v uPVC Doors

Two Quality Profiles

Composite doors and uPVC doors may provide the same functions, but they are designed with different materials. The composite door is made up of a number of different materials, with a foam-insulated core trapping in pockets of warm air. A GRP or plastic coating on the outside helps the door to retain its quality for many years, even after constant exposure to the changeable Croydon or Bromley weather.

uPVC doors are made with high-quality uPVC, a long-lasting material that will offer years of low maintenance use. The multi-chambered profile can accommodate panes of double or triple glazing. As well as offering rigidity, it will help improve the thermal performance of your Croydon or Bromley home.

Composite doors v uPVC front doors

Secure Locking

Most installers offer the Bromley or Croydon homeowner these front doors with the finest locks. The strength of composite doors, when combined with multi-point locking, creates a high level of security across the whole door frame. This door will resist impact, protecting your London property against modern burglary methods.

uPVC doors, as with the composite design, are also fitted with multi-point locking. This eliminates any weak points from the frame which could be exploited by would-be intruders. These doors can be secured further, with steel reinforcement options available.

Some installers now offer smart locks for front doors. Homeowners in Bromley & Croydon can choose to incorporate smart locking, such as Kubu Smart Hardware, into the design. There are a variety of locks to choose from, with some notifying the homeowner when the door is left unlocked, allowing you to actually lock the door, and more.

Composite Doors v uPVC doors

The Perfect Replacement Door

Both Composite Doors and uPVC Doors are a perfect option for homeowners looking to replace old timber or steel doors. Unlike these front doors, these modern profiles will continue to retain their quality, even after constant exposure to the changeable London weather. The frame of both doors will not bow, warp or crack, even after facing the elements.

The only maintenance the Bromley or Croydon homeowner will need to carry out on modern Composite and uPVC Doors is to give them an occasional wipe down with a damp cloth. This will help retain the quality of the door for years to come. You won’t be left with any high maintenance headaches for these doors.

The composite and uPVC front door design can be customised in a range of colour and woodgrain foils. The woodgrain effect can be retained, letting the Bromley homeowner maintain the character of their home without facing the same issues timber offered. Or you can choose something bolder that will make your home stand out from the rest of the street.

Composite Doors v uPVC Doors

Want More Advice on Composite & uPVC Doors?

If you’d still like to get more advice on composite & uPVC doors and to find out which is better for your property, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call the Albion team on 02086 550 066 or fill out our online contact form and we’ll provide impartial advice on which option is best suited to your property.

For those with a specific door style in mind, why not get an online quote? Just enter a few details to receive a bespoke estimate, with no obligation to book.

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