UPVc

How secure is your front door?

When it comes to your home’s first impression, the front door often acts as the centrepiece. That’s why you want something that looks amazing and will wow any guests or visitors. But you also want to consider security because after all, the front door is where most potential burglars can get inside your home.

So what you need is a perfect combination of both aesthetic appeal and security. You want to set your home apart from the crowd, especially if you live in a row of terraced houses, but you also want to ensure your security isn’t lacking.

Whilst we’re all aware about not leaving windows open, the front door can also be a key entry point for intruders. In fact, burglars can gain access through some doors in just a matter of seconds with the right tools. If you want to keep your expensive belongings safe, then it pays to invest in a high quality front door.

In many cases it can be really obvious which front doors are sturdy and secure and which aren’t. If you can’t tell, a burglar probably can. The worrying thing is, many homeowners still skimp on the cost of their front door, running the risk that their security isn’t up to scratch.

Just for your own peace of mind, it’s important to invest in a front door that’ll stand the test of time and keep you and your home protected. Therefore, you’ll need the right security measures in place, whilst choosing a tried and tested material.

Until recently, uPVC doors were common place. These cheap and generally maintenance-free front doors would last for around 15-20 years, but their biggest problem is security. In fact, there are plenty of YouTube videos on how easy it is to break into a uPVC doors, often by simply kicking it in.

Therefore, this isn’t something you should be spending your money on. Instead, you want to buy quality and in the door industry there’s one product which is head and shoulders above its competitors. That’s the composite front door.

Composite doors are manufactured with a number of materials to help avoid common door faults. The timber core is filled with foam insulation to help reduce bills, while the thick Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) skin is able to resist impacts and keep your front door looking great in all seasons.

The locking mechanism is another factor to enjoy, with police approved locks used which are anti-pick, drill and bump. They’re also Secure by Design approved, giving you the peace of mind that your home is as safe as houses.

If you have glazing included in your composite door then you can also go the extra mile and have toughened glass fitted. This is a lot harder to break as you’d expect from the name and means your door is even sturdier.

 

Facts & Figures You’ll Love To Share

  • With a composite door you can improve the energy efficiency of your home, saving money on your bills.
  • 50% of burglars gain access through the front door so invest in a highly secure replacement to keep your home protected.
  • Composite doors are fitted with anti-bump and anti-pick locks, to keep you as safe as houses.
  • With a replacement composite door you can instantly improve both the interior and exterior appeal of your home.

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.