How UPVC Doors Compare To Composite

The front door is the main entrance to any home. UPVC and composite are two of the best choices. They are both energy-efficient options and can offer a range of benefits to you. 

Homeowners have so much choice these days. Composite doors are one of the most popular materials you can choose for your home. However, uPVC comes with a wide range of benefits. Plus, they are much more affordable.

Trying to decide between a composite door and a uPVC door can be very difficult. Sometimes it can come down to a 50/50 decision. However, we have put this guide together to help you decide on which door to purchase.

PVC & Composite Door Appearance

UPVC means unplasticized polyvinyl chloride. With modern technology, our uPVC doors come in a range of colours, textures and glass designs. That can make them just as unique and eye-catching as a composite door.

On the other hand, composite doors have a modern appearance. They give a traditional timber aesthetic but combine the energy-efficiency of a modern door. Furthermore, these doors come in a wide range of styles and colours.

The main benefit of choosing PVC or composite over timber is that they are low maintenance. They do not require painting or varnishing. Plus, they are both weather resistant.

Composite Door Red Eclat Arch
Renown Diamond Door

UPVC & Composite Door Cost

Composite doors tend to be more expensive than uPVC doors. However, do not let the price put you off a composite door. These doors can enhance the look of your home for up to 30 years.

Although uPVC doors are cheaper, that does not mean they are inferior. The price reflects that uPVC doors have been around longer, with the process to create them becoming more affordable. 

UPVC doors are an affordable choice for your home. They come with some fantastic benefits. Plus, the design options are almost endless.

Composite & uPVC Door Security

Composite doors combine layers of different materials to create a robust door. Plus, externally they use an impact resistant GRP skin to protect the door. That provides a durable door, perfect for use on your home.

PVC doors are not the same when it comes up against a composite door in strength. However, uPVC doors come with a wide range of security features, such as a multi-locking system that will make the door more secure when shut.

Insulation of uPVC & Composite Doors

Home energy-efficiency continues to be a growing concern for most homeowners.

Both composite and uPVC doors have excellent insulation. UPVC and composite doors will help to keep the cold draughts out and keep the warmth in your home. 

If insulation is one of your concerns, uPVC doors will provide better efficiency. However, both of these doors are both an excellent investment when it comes to insulation.

Here at St Helens Windows, we have a wide range of composite and uPVC doors. Contact our team at 01744 611 203. They will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.