Most Commonly Asked Questions About Front Door

Your front door plays an integral role in not only the appearance of your home but is also responsible for helping to keep your home secure. 

With so many different styles and materials available, when you’re in the market for a new front door, the decision can be a difficult one. 

In this article, our team answers some of the most common questions homeowners have when it comes to front doors to make deciding on a new door that bit easier. 

Question 1: Which is better, a composite or uPVC door? 

Composite and uPVC doors are both very popular with homeowners – but which is better? 

To answer this, it is important to consider your priorities when it comes to a front door. Take your budget, for example. If you’re on a smaller budget but don’t want to have to compromise on quality then a uPVC front door is a low-maintenance and cost-friendly option. 

On the other hand, the benefit of a composite door compared to a single-material door is that they utilise the benefits of different materials so, in effect, flaws are able to be designed out. 

With that being said, the composite door can be considerably more expensive than its uPVC counterpart. However, unlike uPVC doors, composite doors aren’t as susceptible to discolouration meaning that they will stay looking their best for longer making them a worthwhile investment. 

Composite doors are also very robust. This means that when combined with a sophisticated locking system they are extremely secure. 

As you can see, a composite door has numerous advantages over a uPVC door, however, this does come with a higher price tag. 

Question 2: What should I look for when buying a front door? 

When purchasing a new front door, it can be easy to focus on appearance but this doesn’t always make for a quality door. Yes, it is important that your front door looks good but if it is poor-quality then this can leave your home vulnerable to break-ins or your door will need replacing more quickly. 

So, how can you tell whether a door is good quality? Well, there are a few things to look out for. 

The first thing is that a quality front door will be highly secure and fitted with superior locking mechanisms in order to best protect your home. 

A quality front door will also require little maintenance to keep it looking its best and in working order. 

Weather-resistance is another thing you need to check for as your front door is constantly exposed to the elements. You will want a door that is less susceptible to warping, rotting or discolouration. 

And, of course, the appearance of the door will undoubtedly play a deciding factor when buying a new door. It is important that your front door is not only aesthetically appealing but matches the aesthetic and character of your home. 

Question 3: Should the inside of your door be white? 

You may have put a lot of thought into selecting the right colour for the exterior of your front door but when it comes to the colour for the inside of your front door, it can leave homeowners stumped about what colour it should be. Should it be white? Should it match the colour of the outside your door? Well. there is no right answer. It really would depend on the look you are going for.

If you are looking for a simple and yet elegant solution then opting for a white or off-white interior is a great way to seamlessly connect the inside of your front door with the other doors throughout your home. 

However, if your other doors throughout your home are white, the interior of your front door can be used to add a splash of colour and create a feature in a neutral setting. A bright yellow, for example, will light up and bring personality to the interior of your home. 

Question 4: What type of front door is the most secure? 

We all want to, and have the right to, feel safe in our homes. Your front door is not only an entryway for guests but is often a prime target for burglars looking to get inside of your home. This means that choosing the right material for your front door can help to protect your home against break-ins. 

But which type of front door is the most secure? 

In terms of security, it is important for your front door to not only be durable but also robust in order to withstand any punishment a would-be burglar may throw at it. When it comes to strength, despite being lightweight, it doesn’t get much stronger than an aluminium door. When combined with sophisticated locking systems, this makes aluminium doors one of the most secure doors on the market. 

Choose BBL Windows for a new front door

One of the best and safest ways to ensure that you receive a quality front door is by choosing a front door from a trusted door supplier and installer. 

At BBL Windows, we are dedicated to ensuring that all of our products are manufactured to the highest standard so that each of our customers receives a product that they can rely upon. For almost 10 years, we have strived to build a prestigious reputation with our customers by delivering high-quality products and first-class service. 

If you’re looking for a new front door for your home in London and the surrounding areas, get in touch with us and a member of our team will be happy to assist you. Or, better yet, use our online tool to design a front door to your exact requirements and receive a free quote today.