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What’s the Difference between Composite Doors and uPVC Doors?

One of the most common questions we are asked is what is a Composite door and what is the difference between Composite doors and uPVC doors.

In this post we will go through some of the specific features of composite and uPVC doors, so you will have a good understanding of both to make an informed decision on which type of door is right for you.

What is a Composite Door?

Composite Doors were originally designed to provide the same look and feel as Timber doors but without the need to continually treat or paint the timber.

A Composite door is made up of a composition of different materials; (Timber, Fibreglass, uPVC, Etc.).

The Composite door slab itself is 44mm thick and has a timber core innards which provide excellent strength and insulation benefits, The slab has a durable fibreglass outer skin which has a wood-grain texture and is available in a number of different colours and style options.

There are a lot of different options available to customise a Composite door to your like with the Style, Colour, Glass, Hardware all possible to be changed.

All of these options along with the look and feel of Composite doors, make them very popular for the entrance of properties.

What is a uPVC Door?

uPVC doors are manufactured using reinforced uPVC and although there are still some customisable options such as having a foiled colour and obscure glass, the different style options available are much more restrictive.

uPVC are typically used when a fully glazed or half glazed door style is required and are mainly used as back doors, side doors or utility doors.

Is there a difference in Security?

Composite Doors and UPVC Doors will have Toughened Glass, High Security Lock Mechanisms and High security Cylinders, so the security of both the doors should be the same.

How can I get a quote?

Astraframe are windows, Doors and Conservatory manufacturers based in Norwich, We are able to quote over the phone or via email, If you would like a quote for a UPVC Door, Composite Door or any other products, please contact us on 01603 763189 or email [email protected]

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