What is the price difference between uPVC and Composite Doors?

Affix has been offering exceptional quality products and services for almost 10 years, with decades of further experience to hand and a stellar reputation. Our uPVC and Composite doors are some of our best selling lines. We have an incredible range  of windows, doors, and conservatories to help every property owner make their design a reality. 

Some of our best selling lines include our uPVC doors and Composite doors. However, knowing which is best suited for your property and your price range is a difficult choice to make. We’re going to break down the factors that make up the cost of each type of door and give you all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Solidor Composite Door

We have different options when it comes to Composite doors. The first choice is our Solidor Composite door, a product that offers an extremely durable frame with a 48mm timber core to grant extra security.

Alongside the upgrade of the core material is an enhanced security lock. This top of the range lock engages via a hidden locking mechanism that even if snapped twice will maintain security. The thermal efficiency of this door is another benefit that exceeds expectations set by building regulation standards. 

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Apeer Composite Door

Another choice is the Apeer Composite door which has led the way in its range with sleek and sophisticated aesthetics. The Apeer Composite Door range has a Secure By Design certified level of security and a 70mm super-strong, high insulating polyurethane core. 

The lifespan of Solidor and Apeer Composite Doors is very similar and reassures the property owner that their product is built to last. These doors have an approximate life span of 30 years to perform optimal thermal efficiency and security for the owner. 

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uPVC Door Options

On the other hand, is the uPVC door ranges that we have. We work with leading manufacturers Profile 22 and REHAU to bring our clients the very best in uPVC door options. These uPVC doors bring a fresh and bright aesthetic to any property with customisable options that enable clients to create a truly unique product for their property. 

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Energy Efficiency and Security

Both uPVC door manufacturers offer a host of benefits that make them a popular choice for homeowners seeking high-performance and cost-effective solutions. One of the key advantages of both Profile 22 and REHAU uPVC doors lies in their security certification of PAS 24:16 and being Secure By Design. both Profile 22 and REHAU manufacturers prioritise security above all else to ensure their customers have the highest standard locking systems in place. These doors also boast excellent thermal efficiency, which is crucial for maintaining a comfortable indoor environment. The material’s low u-Value, a measurement of heat transfer, ensures minimal heat loss through the uPVC door, effectively trapping warmth during colder months and preventing excessive heat from entering during warmer seasons. 

This feature not only enhances the overall comfort of the home, but also leads to considerable energy savings by reducing the need for constant heating or cooling. The performance of our uPVC doors is designed to effectively trap pockets of warm air and maintain a level of heat retention which aids in energy efficiency levels between ‘A-C’ rating. Lowering the heat loss of a property will show a notable decrease in energy consumption, potentially lower bills, and a greatly improved carbon footprint. 

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Customisation And Maintenance

The uPVC door ranges we offer come with various customisable options for colour and accessories. There is also the option of a woodgrain style foil that gives the appearance of timber to the uPVC profile while maintaining its performance specifications. 

Whether choosing a solid colour or woodgrain foil we can assure the low maintenance nature of uPVC doors will remain unaffected and offer a crisp and clean aesthetic. 

Furthermore, uPVC doors are highly durable and long-lasting. Resistant to rot, rust, and corrosion, they can withstand various weather conditions without deteriorating, making them an ideal choice for areas with extreme weather patterns. This inherent durability also contributes to their extended lifespan of approximately 35 years, providing homeowners with peace of mind and cost-effective investment.

Comparing The Price Difference

When comparing the prices of uPVC doors and composite doors, several factors come into play. While both options offer their own advantages, it’s important to consider the variations in materials, construction, and overall performance.

uPVC doors are generally more affordable than composite doors. The lower is attributed to the materials used in their manufacturing. uPVC, a type of plastic, is more budget-friendly compared to the combination of materials used in composite doors. This affordability makes our uPVC doors a popular choice for homeowners working within a tighter budget.

On the other hand, our composite door options tend to be more expensive due to their construction. Composite doors are made from a blend of materials, such as uPVC, wood, and insulating foam. This combination of materials contributes to the superior strength, security, and thermal efficiency of composite doors, but it also results in a higher price range.

Additionally, composite doors often offer a wider range of design options and finishes compared to uPVC doors, which can also influence their cost. The aesthetic appeal and customization possibilities of composite doors may be worth the additional investment for homeowners looking to enhance the visual appeal of their property.

Affix uPVC and Composite Doors

Ultimately, the price difference between uPVC doors and composite doors depends on individual preferences, budget constraints, and the specific requirements of the project. At Affix we’ll always recommend speaking with our fantastic team to gain a better understanding of the products we have available for prompt installation to suit your budget. Call us on 020 8316 0197 or fill out our online contact form to have someone contact you regarding your enquiry. This will allow you to gain information streamlined to your needs and enable you to make the best decision for your property.

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