What is the difference between a composite door and a uPVC door?

Despite fulfilling the same primary functions, composite front doors and uPVC doors differ in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Black composite doorComposite doors feature a polyurethane foam core. This dramatically improves their ability to insulate the home so plenty of heat is kept inside. This also has a positive impact on your energy bills. On the other hand, uPVC door frames are fitted with multiple chambers which trap plenty of heat inside your home too.
  • Plastic is both tough and durable, however, a composite door slab is constructed using a mixture of materials. This makes them exceptionally strong.
  • In terms of price, a composite front door usually costs a bit more than a uPVC one. However, the lower price tag attached to uPVC front doors is not an indication of poorer quality. They are beautifully made and loaded with quality features.
  • Both doors are built to last for a long period of time; the estimated lifespan for a composite door is 35 years and 25 for uPVC.
  • Generally, uPVC doors feature a smooth exterior whereas the exterior of a composite door comes in a selection of woodgrain textures. However, a natural woodgrain appearance can be applied to a uPVC door too.

Do uPVC doors and composite doors have any similarities?

Yes, they have several, a number of which we have listed below:

  • White PVC doorBoth types of door require very little in the way of upkeep. So, once they’re fitted you can forget about having to clean them regularly.
  • Despite their exteriors being constructed from different materials (composite doors feature a Glass Reinforced Plastic exterior), both provide excellent resistance to the weather. Either will keep your home free from wind, rain and other unpleasant weather conditions.
  • Composite front doors and uPVC doors are both fitted with multipoint locking systems, ensuring they’re highly secure. However, if you require an additional layer of security, we offer Secured by Design accredited composite doors.
  • You can customise either type of door in a wide variety of ways. Choose from a wide selection of coloured finishes, a range of door furniture, styles and glass options, creating a unique entrance door for your home.

Composite front doors and uPVC front doors in South Wales

Using our highly experienced team of installers, Monmouthshire Windows install composite doors and uPVC doors to homes right across South Wales. Both types of door are on display at our Caldicot Showroom, so why not head on down to check them out for yourself? Or, if you’ve found an option you like and you’d like us to fit it for you, give us a call on 01291 430 353 or get a quote online.

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