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1. What are composite doors?

Composite doors are made from multiple materials, including a solid timber core, uPVC, and glass-reinforced plastic (GRP). This combination provides superior strength, security, and insulation.

2. What are uPVC doors?

uPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride) doors are made from a type of plastic that is rigid, durable, and low-maintenance. They are popular for their cost-effectiveness and resistance to weathering.

3. Which door is more durable?

Composite doors are generally more durable than uPVC doors. The combination of materials in composite doors offers enhanced strength and resistance to wear and tear.

4. Which door provides better insulation?

Composite doors provide better thermal and sound insulation compared to uPVC doors. The solid core and insulating materials in composite doors help maintain a consistent indoor temperature and reduce noise.

5. Are composite doors more secure than uPVC?

Yes, composite doors are more secure. The robust construction, including the solid timber core and multi-point locking systems, makes composite doors harder to break into.

6. How do the costs compare?

Composite doors are generally more expensive than uPVC doors due to their superior materials and construction. However, they offer better long-term value through enhanced durability and lower maintenance costs.

7. Which door requires less maintenance?

uPVC doors require less maintenance. They do not need painting or varnishing and are easy to clean with just a wipe-down. Composite doors, while also low-maintenance, may require occasional upkeep to maintain their appearance.

8. Can I customise the appearance of these doors?

Both composite and uPVC doors offer customisation options. Composite doors come in various styles, colors, and finishes, often mimicking the appearance of wood. uPVC doors also come in multiple colors and designs but may offer fewer high-end aesthetic options compared to composite doors.

9. Which door is better for weather resistance?

Composite doors provide better weather resistance due to their robust construction and materials, which prevent warping, cracking, and swelling. uPVC doors also resist weathering well but may not perform as effectively in extreme conditions.

10. How long do these doors last?

Composite doors typically have a longer lifespan, often lasting over 30 years with proper care. uPVC doors can also last a long time, usually around 20-25 years, but may show signs of wear sooner than composite doors.

11. Which type of door is more suitable for modern homes?

Both composite and uPVC doors can suit modern homes, depending on the specific design and aesthetic preferences. Composite doors offer a more premium look and feel, while uPVC doors provide a cost-effective and practical solution.

12. How does the installation process compare?

The installation process for both types of doors is similar and should be done by professional installers to ensure proper fitting and performance. However, composite doors, being heavier, may require more precision and expertise during installation.

13. Can these doors be repaired if damage?

Both composite and uPVC doors can be repaired, but the process differs. Composite doors might need professional repair for dents or scratches, while uPVC doors can often be fixed with DIY methods or by replacing damaged sections.

14. How do these doors impact home resale value?

Composite doors can positively impact home resale value due to their superior quality, security, and aesthetic appeal. uPVC doors also add value but to a lesser extent compared to composite doors.

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