What are composite doors?


Sturdy, robust and aesthetically pleasing, composite doors are a fantastic alternative to uPVC or timber doors. Typically, composite doors are crafted from a solid timber core, glass-reinforced plastic, insulating foam and uPVC. This makes for a strong, safe door that is hard-wearing and attractive.

What is the difference between uPVC doors and composite doors?

There are a wide variety of options available on the market when it comes to the front and back doors. Two of the most popular are composite and uPVC doors. For many years, uPVC varieties were the door of choice for many homeowners due to their cost-effective nature and low maintenance upkeep. Recently though, composite doors have also become more popular due to their many benefits.

The benefits of composite doors

  • Secure
  • Energy efficient
  • Low maintenance
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Weather-resistant

Composite doors differ from uPVC doors as they are made from a mixture of materials, all of which have been picked for their unique benefits. In fact, composite doors were originally developed as a viable and higher specification alternative to uPVC doors.

Composite doors often boast enhanced security features and greater energy efficiency. This is due to the fact that the centre of the door is made from a solid timber core and insulating foam. That being said, an issue with timber doors is longevity. So, to combat this, composite doors are also made with a uPVC outer, which is hard-wearing and weather resistant. This addition also opens up a whole world of possibilities when it comes to style and colour, making for a more versatile (yet strong) door.

Composite doors vs uPVC doors

Generally, composite doors can be viewed as an ‘upgrade’ to uPVC. Due to the way they are made they are often better at retaining heat and more secure against intruders. Alongside this, they boast many of the benefits that come with uPVC doors (low maintenance and attractive).

When it comes to choosing between uPVC and composite doors for your property, it’s most likely that the deciding factor will come down to price. Composite doors are, in general, more expensive than uPVC doors because of their composition and benefits.
Explore Composite Doors in Shropshire

If you are curious about composite doors and would like to know more, we can help! At Salop Glass & Glazing, we supply and fit a wide range of high-quality composite doors from well-known brands including Distinction Doors, Virtuoso Composite Doors, Palladio Composite Doors and Solidor Composite Doors.

To find out more, contact us today. We can talk you through all the options available to you and supply you with a quote. Give us a call on 01743 469 332 or head over to our Contact page to request a callback.