Composite doors are one of the most popular products when selecting a new front door, chosen for emulating the look and feel of wooden doors, yet are made up of a mixture of materials and a solid timber core. This has the benefit of minimal upkeep compared with wooden front doors – removing the need to re-paint or stain them over time.
However, with more choice available, deciding on the right composite doors for your home can be a challenge. Most homeowners want to select a design which looks good but also complements the existing style of their property.
Follow our expert tips to find the best product for you.
Look at the Character of Your Property
Luckily, composite front doors are incredibly versatile, meaning that whatever the period of your property, there are plenty of designs which will look perfect when choosing your replacement door product. If you’re in an older property, you may like to consider timeless Georgian and Victorian style designs or from a country collection which has been designed to capture the look of rural life. Far from being confined to period homes, you’ll find plenty of characterful composite doors if living in a modern property, with sleek, contemporary collections on offer, or you can even opt for something a little quirkier such as a design from an Italia range.
Customise Your Front Door
You don’t have to worry if the standard design isn’t quite right for your home. If the style fits your property, but you want to customise its look to complement both the interior and exterior of your home, this is easy to do. This includes choosing from solid or glazed panels, a wide array of colours, finishing effects and matching hardware such as stainless steel handles, letterboxes and door knockers for a consistent style. You can even choose textured or decorative glazing to create a unique door which defines the front of your property.
Think Outside the Box
Some also like to combine styles when choosing a front door – there’s nothing to say a new build can’t have a country-style front door or an older property can’t pick a more modern design to update its look. See if you can find examples of how you’d like your property to appear to visualise whether each design will look right.
Other Factors to Consider
While the appearance of your front door is important for creating the welcoming look you want for your home, there are other factors to consider. This includes choosing a door which is both strong and secure, having a robust locking system which makes it difficult for any would-be intruders to enter your home. Specifications to check are the thickness of the door, type of locking mechanism, durability and guarantee. You’ll also want a front door which has an excellent energy efficiency rating, helping to keep your home draught-free and warm.
Get Specialist Advice
It can be difficult to choose your perfect composite front door, but there are experts on hand who specialise in helping homeowners and businesses find the ideal windows and doors for their property. If you live in London, Surrey or surrounding areas, including New Addington, Sanderstead and Streatham, get in touch with Unique Windows to find out more.