Choosing the Right Front Entrance Door

When it comes to enhancing the curb appeal and security of your home, the front entrance door plays a pivotal role. Among the myriad of options available, composite and aluminium doors have gained popularity for their distinct characteristics. Let’s delve into the features of each to help you make an informed decision of which suits your property best.

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The Blend of Strength and Aesthetics

Composite doors are crafted from a combination of materials, typically including either a polyurethane, or solid timber core, reinforced with fibreglass, and finished with a durable outer skin.

Durability: The combination of materials makes composite doors highly resistant to weather conditions, warping, and rot. This durability ensures a longer lifespan for your entrance door.

Insulation: Composite doors provide excellent thermal insulation, helping to regulate indoor temperatures and potentially reduce energy costs.

Design Variety: With a wide range of colours, finishes, and styles, composite doors you the flexibility to choose a design that complements the architectural style of your home.

Security: Composite doors are known for their robust build, enhancing the security of your home. Multi-point locking systems are included as standard for added protection.

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Sleek, Modern, and Durable

Aluminium doors are known for their sleek and contemporary appearance. Although, there are also several design choices available if you are looking for a more traditional entrance door.

Low Maintenance: Aluminium is resistant to rust & corrosion. Our doors are marine grade powder coated as standard, making them a fantastic choice for all homes, regardless of the location.

Aesthetics: Aluminium doors are renowned for their clean lines and attractive aesthetics, making them an excellent choice for contemporary homes.

Customisation: Aluminium doors can be easily customised in terms of colour and finish. Available in a vast range of styles and an endless amount of colours, there’s a door for every style of home.

Premium: Our aluminium entrance doors look luxurious. They ooze style, and feel incredibly sturdy. With an option of a 10-point lock, they make your home feel secure whilst looking the part.

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Design: If you live in a home that has aluminium windows already installed, or you are looking to install other aluminium glazing products, then an aluminium door may be the choice for you. This will add consistency to the design of your home, however it is not a hard rule that must be stuck to. It may also be that you are looking for a specific door design that is only available in one material, but not the other.

Colour: Composite doors are available in a vast range of colours, as are the uPVC frames they are installed with. There are limitations however. Aluminium doors on the other hand, as they are powder coated, are available in an endless range of colours. If you have a very specific requirement, then it may be that this can only be achieved with an aluminium door. Our expert team are on hand to help you with this.

Finish: Composite doors typically have a grained effect which looks similar to that of a timber door. Aluminium doors typically have either a smooth, or slightly textured finish. If you have a specific vision to the finish of your door, then your chosen material may be lead by this.

Budget: Your budget may play a role in your decision-making process. While both types of doors offer premium durability, high curb appeal, great thermal efficiency and very low maintenance, composite doors are a lower cost option than their aluminium counterparts.

The best place to start is by speaking to an expert. Our team have a wealth of knowledge and expertise available at your disposal. We are on hand to discuss your project, and can also show you the relevant design options. We can then provide you with a free, no obligation quotation.

To find out more, call our team on 01395 268712 or you can also use our contact form below.

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