If you are considering making improvements to your home or getting it ready to sell, a new front door will breathe new life into the exterior and interior, and can even save money on energy bills. But why should you choose composite doors? Keep reading to discover the benefits.

What is a composite front door

Composite front doors came onto the market in the 1990s, and are a popular alternative to Unplasticised PolyVinyl Chloride (uPVC) thanks to their exceptional durability and low maintenance needs. Composite doors are made from a double internal frame of uPVC and hardwood, which is fused to a skin made from Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP). The result? A door that’s built to last


What are the benefits of a composite front door?

Durability and security

The GRP fused to the exterior of a composite front door is weather-resistant, meaning that the door is far less susceptible to changes in the weather or climate. This means it won’t warp in the heat, and it won’t swell, rust or rot during periods of heavy rain. A composite door also won’t need repainting or treatment to prevent rot, flaking or peeling. Simply give it a thorough clean to have it looking good as new! Learn more about the importance of cleaning your composite front door.

Composite doors tend to be thicker than other types of doors, too, and the GRP skin can withstand more force than uPVC. As such, composite doors make for a secure choice. Thanks to these features, composite doors tend to last around 35 years, making them an ideal choice for homeowners looking to maximise their property’s value.


Appeal to buyers

It always makes sense to make improvements to your home before selling to maximise its value. In the current economic climate, this is even more important — especially with house prices hanging in the balance. A brand-new door that buyers won’t have to replace themselves, and which offers the added security benefits of a composite front door, is more likely to secure an offer. Plus, it will make the home look attractive to prospective buyers in the listing images and make a great impression at viewings!


Energy costs

With energy bills at the front of everyone’s mind, a front door that reduces heat loss and saves on energy costs will increase your home’s price and help to secure an offer.

A new front door will automatically be more energy efficient than an older door because it won’t have been weathered over the years which can result in shape changes and draughts. This is especially true if you buy a new frame at the same time, which will be the perfect size for your new door and reduce the chance of draughts around the edges. 

Composite doors are known to be more energy efficient than uPVC doors, and around ten times more efficient than wooden doors. This is largely due to the core, which is usually either made from hardwood or polyurethane foam, both of which offer superior insulation and improve the energy efficiency of your home.


Transform your home with a composite front door from KP Glass & Windows

Since introduced, composite doors have grown in popularity and with it styles, colours and quality options, giving a superb choice for all pockets. Making it a first choice for improving your home.

At KP Glass & Windows we offer all types of windows and doors — including composite doors in a variety of styles. Contact us or visit our showroom in Kettering to view our range and get expert advice on your new front door.