The Composite Door vs UPVC Door Debate

You need to be very careful when you’re replacing your existing front door as you don’t want the new door to spoil the original character of the house, and you also need it to enhance security and improve thermal efficiency.

Oak Composite Door

Thankfully, when you buy any composite door or UPVC door from Bon Accord Glass, you’re assured of a gorgeous door that will look right at home and keep it sufficiently secure and warm.

But, how do you choose between composite doors and UPVC doors?

We supply both solutions as we believe them to be equally good, however, you might take a liking to one over the other once you know what they both offer a little better:

Composite Doors

A composite door frame is much thicker and heavier than most door frames and it’s because several materials are amalgamated together to create the profile, including PVC, wood, insulating foam and GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic).

For this reason, composite doors are incredibly robust and tough, making them one of the most secure doors on the market. They also come with an advanced multi-point locking mechanism for secure purposes.

They’re a fantastic insulator too and they feature a natural woodgrain effect, just like the one found on a traditional timber door.

Price-wise, composite doors are more expensive than UPVC doors, but don’t let that put you off and instead just focus on the many plus points of them.

UPVC Doors

You can identify a UPVC door from a composite door by the sheen of the door and its trimmer profile.

Whilst it might not be as dense as a composite, it will still manage to keep thieves at bay as it similarly incorporates a hi-tech locking system.

It will require a smaller outlay to purchase a UPVC door, but for strength and thermal efficiency alone, you get an awful lot for not a lot of money.  

Another big-selling point and just like composite doors, UPVC doors barely need any maintenance. You don’t have to repaint them, and will only need to take a wet cloth to the frame and hardware to wipe them completely clean.


Come and settle the composite door vs UPVC door debate in your own mind, once and for all, by seeing a fantastic showcasing of both door varieties in our Aberdeen showroom.


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