What’s the Best Material to Choose for Your New Front Door?

Buying a new front door can be a confusing affair.

In a marketplace teeming with options, how can you be sure you’re making the right choice for your home? One of the key considerations is which material to choose for your new front door.

We have assembled a short guide to some of the common front door materials and the key benefits of each one. 

uPVC Front Doors

uPVC is the default choice for many people, particularly if they already have uPVC windows installed.

uPVC is a durable, environmentally friendly material that offers good security and ease of maintenance. And with many options available in terms of colour and style, it can be used to create the ideal look for the entrance to your home.

Some of the key benefits of uPVC include: 

  • Energy efficient
  • Versatile, with a range of styles and finishes available
  • High security 
  • Strong and durable 
  • Easy to maintain

Composite Front Doors

Composite front doors are rapidly growing in popularity. This is largely down to their robust look and feel and multiple options for customisation. Constructed from a combination of materials, composite doors are strong and durable and coated with glass-reinforced plastic, meaning they are easy to maintain.

Composite front doors can be purchased in a vast array of styles, from sleek, modern finishes to a classic timber look.

Some of the main benefits of composite doors include: 

  • Wide selection of styles and finishes to suit any home
  • Strong, durable material
  • Easy to maintain
  • Energy efficient
  • High security 


Although becoming less popular, largely due to the realistic feel of timber-effect composite doors, many do still opt for timber for its classic authenticity.

Timber is a preferred option for many people who live in period or character properties and can add a real air of sophistication to your home. However, timber doors do take more effort to maintain, requiring regular treatment in order to protect them from weather damage. 

Whether you’re looking for a new look for your home, or replacing a damaged door, it’s important that you choose the right material for your new door in order to get the look you want. If you’re looking for a replacement front door and live in the Hertfordshire area, get in touch with us today.