In the Frame: Composite Front Doors and What They’re Made Of

The front door to your home is so much more than an entrance to come in and out of. It reflects our unique sense of style, protects us and our possessions, and keeps the house thermally efficient.

Here’s everything you need to know about composite front doors and how they can be an asset to your home. 

What Is a Composite Front Door?

There are many materials to choose from for your front door, including PVCu and timber, but composite front doors are becoming an increasingly popular option.

Across London, many homeowners are upgrading to composite doors, and it’s a trend that is growing due to its modern look, high security and low-maintenance features at an affordable price. 

What Are Composite Doors Made Of?

Composite doors are made from a steel-reinforced PVCu frame with a wood or foam core, which is then wrapped in a layer of plastic for weatherproofing.

At Premier Windows, every one of our composite doors has a high-impact fibreglass outer skin that surrounds an inner core of insulating foam. This foam core is made from a lightweight layer of polystyrene that is then sandwiched by outer facing white clay layers, so it’s an incredibly robust material that can take a punch. 

Furthermore, a big plus point for composite doors is that the hollow core can be packed with insulation, which improves its thermal characteristics and makes it more energy efficient.

What Are the Advantages of a Composite Door?

Composite doors are a popular replacement for uPVC and timber entrance doors, and it’s easy to see why. Below are some of the key benefits:

High Security

With the option to include a three-point deadbolt locking system, a composite door can endure the likely methods of an attempted break-in, including bumping, drilling and snapping. If the door does take a heavy beating, only the point of impact will be damaged and the core will remain intact. A foam core can also handle high temperatures (in case of fire) without getting deformed.

Modern Looks

Composite front doors can be installed to your exact specifications, so you can pick a style to suit the style of your home. As a result, you can get creative with the colour, glazing and hardwood options, and no matter which combination of materials you choose, it will be of the highest quality.

Low Maintenance

As composite front doors utilise a fibreglass outer skin, they require very little maintenance — the material doesn’t mark easily and it can be easily wiped clean.

How Much Is a Composite Front Door?

As foam core is one of the more cost-effective materials on the market, a composite front door is an extremely affordable option, starting from around £400. Depending on which glazing and hardwood option you choose, this can vary. Get a quote today.

Where Are Composite Door Showrooms Near Me?

To ask questions and view a selection of composite doors, visit our showroom in Upper Norwood. After all, shopping is about the experience, and what better way to choose the perfect composite front door for your home than to look, touch and compare?

You can find more information about our composite entrance doors on our website.

At Premier Windows, we install replacement front doors across London. To discuss your installation ideas further or receive a quote, request a free call back by calling us on 020 8683 4446 or arrange a no-obligation quote by using the contact form.