Door Replacement Types

(Last Updated On: November 16, 2018 )

You've found a draft after you've shut and locked your front door.  You may think, in summer, it will be fine, and in winter you can cope with the heating on all day long.  Did you know if you don't replace a broken front door, you're at an increased risk of burglary and expensive heating bills? If you've asked a local carpenter to fix the door, but they are unable to, you need to get your door replaced.

What Doors Are Available?

Some people like the comfort of trying to pick a door they've had before.  Others may have been persuaded to try something new, especially if there's a sale on or there's a hefty discount. As long as it fits with the style of your house on the outside, then there are still lots of options for you.

uPVC

This is a common type of door style, it’s made from plastic.  It stands for unplasticised polyvinyl chloride.  It is very light to use, but it's equally robust.  It is also durable it wouldn't need replacing.  It stays stable no matter the seasons, usage or temperature; it really is a secure door type.  For the price, they are a lot cheaper than composite doors.  uPVC is flame retardant, so it provides that bit more protection should there be a fire. 

Composite

These doors provide a lot of security as they are made from a variety of sturdy materials including wood, glass, uPVC and steel. Because of the combination of different elements, the price is considerably more than cheaper options.  However, this does give an advantage over the uPVC as they work out more safe and secure overall. 

Wood

There are doors made purely from various wood types.  Some are without windows, to ensure they are substantial and secure as possible.  Wood doors are usually built into a hard frame to keep the door from sagging over time.  The beauty with this door type is that every one of them is unique, due to the craftsmanship and work styles implemented.  It's a good insulator for heat so energy wise you'll save a lot of money in the long run on heating bills.  Unlike other door types, wood doesn't need that much maintenance either.   

Aluminium

Doors made from this type are much lighter than most, very strong and quite simple to look after.  If you replaced your front door with an aluminium one, you are pretty much guaranteed a long life door because the material is that long-lasting.  What makes aluminium doors even better is that they are pliable enough to make energy-saving elements to a high mass.  This makes it a reliable and protective door type.

You are best asking an expert which door replacement type is best for you, go and visit specialist shops, showrooms and you could always inquire in your street for recommendations.  When you do invest in a door, there are usually finance options, so you do not suddenly have to spend thousands on an unexpected bill.