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Front doors: Pick a style to suit you

Do you need a new front door? Maybe your current one’s looking a little old and tired. If so, it’s certainly time to bite the bullet and invest in a fantastic replacement. And the good news is you won’t need to spend a fortune to get the perfect front door for your home.

With plenty of styles, designs and colours to choose from there’s a lot to decide. But what about the type of door you pick? This is a major decision and should not be taken lightly. After all, this front door with be with you for the decades to come.

Take a look at the various front door materials you could choose:

Composite front doors

Composite doors are without doubt the most popular in the UK. In fact, composite front doors are the only type in the industry expected to rise in sales between now and 2020. So what makes them such a household favourite?

There are many reasons to consider a composite door and they provide you with thermal efficiency, durability, weather resistance and excellent security. Composite doors come with a Glass Reinforced Plastic skin to protect your home from impacts and the latest locking mechanisms will keep you safe throughout the year.

uPVC front doors

uPVC front doors are seen now more as the old guard. Before composite doors came into power they were certainly the most common installation in the UK. But what has changed? Mainly it’s because composite doors are superior, rather that uPVC front doors being particularly weak.

Constructed from the popular uPVC, they’re by far the cheapest on the market and have a number of great benefits such as durability, weather resistance and easy maintenance. Their downfall is typically security and experts have shown how easy it can be to break into a uPVC door with enough force behind you.

Wooden front doors

Wooden front doors still hold some favour, especially with traditional properties around the country. There’s no doubt about it, they still look great and are in keeping with the Victorian and Edwardian period style.

They can be expensive though and as composite front doors have grown in popularity, wooden doors have slipped down the pecking order. This is especially because composites can be customised with woodgrain effects. However, nothing beats the natural appeal of real wood, so they’re still certainly worth consideration.

Evy Coe

Evy works for Quotatis as a Content Marketing Executive. She loves to write about interior design and help homeowners with their DIY projects.