So you’ve bought a new house and you’re ready to get going on making it exactly how you like it; so you’ll start with the front door right? No? It seems the front door is the last thing on most people’s minds when it comes to home improvements, which is odd really when you think about it, after all people do bang on quite a lot in life about how first impressions count.
It may be that you didn’t notice the front door when you bought the house because in the grand scheme of things it’s unremarkable, unobtrusive and it seems to do the job just fine. However, it’s not just a matter of aesthetics, it’s a matter of security and a good front door should keep you safe when you’re inside and your property safe when you’re out and a lot of doors are surprisingly poor at living up to these expectations.
The choice is no longer just between wood or UPVC, there’s a big wide world out there so fling open your old front door and check out the new and best ones right here. The best front doors are composite doors; it’s as simple as that. If you haven’t heard of them or you have but you’re not sure what they are, they’ve been around for a good few years and here’s what you need to know. Composite doors are made of a range of different and very strong materials (hence the name), including Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), aluminium, fibreglass and UPVC.
When it comes to composite doors, the choices are practically endless and not limited to let’s say a range of three styles available in five colours. The best selling styles in the composite door range are:
The twin glazed front door – probably the most popular choice for homeowners as it’s possible to choose different colours of glass, plain or patterned designs and straight or bevelled edges and all surrounded by plain or wood effect door. The choices available with this type of door mean that they fit right in with traditional, contemporary, rural or urban.
The panel door – this is exactly what you think it is, a front door made up of various panels that can either be solid or glass. The beauty of these doors is that the design can be understated and simple or embellished and striking so they’re great for reflecting your personality without compromising on security and strength.
The wood effect door – these doors have all the aesthetic qualities of a wooden front door but with none of the drawbacks around maintenance and security. If you choose a wood effect composite door, no one will know that it isn’t wood unless you tell them!