How long have you had your front door? If you can’t remember, it’s probably time you changed it. And when you do, it’s worth considering a composite front door.
Composite front doors are made from a range of materials. They are made up of uPVC, wood, insulating foam and glass reinforced plastic (GRP).
This combination of materials makes the door very strong and secure, meaning they’re the latest choice for homes looking to upgrade their security and kerb appeal.
There are 4 common signs that it’s time to buy a composite front door.
Find out whether you fit into any of these categories…
1. Your old door is costing you money
Are you feeling a draught near your front door? The chances are it’s letting cold air in. And that means it’s letting warm air out. Doors always lose heat, but older doors will have much less insulation in them causing heat to escape right out.
Older doors can also warp, which will create gaps around the door frame for heat to pass out. All in all, updating to a new front door could pay for itself in energy bill savings.
2. You have valuables in your home
Whatever their value, everyone has prized possessions in their homes. Whether it’s jewellery, your brand new TV or tablet, you don’t want your property getting in the hands of anyone else.
If you’ve got an old front door, it could actually be a security concern. old wooden doors with simple locks can easily be opened without much force, and some uPVC doors can be subject to a practice called ‘lock snapping’. A new composite front door will be much more secure compared with an older one. It will have more security features and should be more difficult to damage.
3. You’re looking for a stable investment
If you’re looking for a way to improve your home and make a bit of money back, a new front door could be the way to go. Getting a new composite front door is in the top 10 best home improvements you can make.
Depending on the type of door you choose, you could get as much as 80% of the door’s value back when you come to sell your property.
It’s well worth investing in a new composite front door as these are the doors that hold their value the most.
4. You want to sell your home
Whether you’re selling your home in the next year or even 5 years, a new door could help you sell your property quicker. It gives your home kerb appeal so that potential buyers are impressed before they even cross the threshold.
A composite front door is the door that buyers are looking for these days, so consider upgrading to make your property more attractive to potential buyers.
Still not sure if a composite door is for you? Take a look at other front door materials and compare them to see which comes out on top.