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Buying a New Composite Door? Take These Factors Into Account!

Not only composite doors can improve your home’s safety and make it more energy-efficient but also elevate its curb appeal. If you are thinking about buying a new composite door but don’t know where to start, let us guide you through several points you should consider before making the final decision.

Traditional or Contemporary Composite Doors?

With us, you can choose between a wide range of Solidor traditional-styled composite doors. This type of door resembles of original wooden doors and makes a great fit if your home had been built years ago.

By the way, all Solidor doors (Afforde Doors is a professional Solidor door fitter) are available in a range of colours and finishes while you can design your dream door and choose the type of glass (decorative, leaded, and patterned), handles, and other accessories as well.

If you want to play safe, go for a contemporary composite door. This type fits both older and modern buildings perfectly. If you have a Victorian or Edwardian-styled home, paneled, glazed, or partially glazes composite doors could be your best bet. And, if your home is all fancy and modern, you can go for a plain door.

Single or Double Composite Door?

Cottage-style houses typically come with a single door. If you own a house like this, it would be best to stick to a single door. On the other hand, you can opt for a single door with sidelights or glazed panels if you want more natural light to come in.

Double doors provide you with the convenience of bringing in and taking out big items out of your home, which is a mission impossible with a single door. You can choose a door with two matching panels or a panel and a sidelight.

Solid Timber-Core or Insulated Core Doors?

Having second thoughts on whether you should get a composite door with an insulated core or a solid timber-core door? A composite door boasts a light, yet very sturdy construction. Reliable, secure, with timber or aluminum reinforcement, this type of door makes a great choice for any home.

Solid timber-core doors are heavy-duty doors, which makes them very secure. They offer an authentic look but may not be as weather-resistant as composite doors. Both door types require no to little maintenance and come in a range of styles and at different prices.

Additional Factors to Take Into Account When Buying a Composite Door

  • Whether they are available in the latest trend colours (contemporary grays, aubergine, duck egg blue, etc.),
  • The choice of handles (traditional, stainless steel, and contemporary) and other door accessories (door knockers, spyholes, and numbers),
  • Type of glass (traditional, double-glazed, acid-etched, and more),
  • A company you want to buy from.


We at Afforde Doors can give you an assurance composite doors from our offer, whether it be contemporary or alternative styled doors, meet the highest safety standards, architectural and local properties. Contact us if you have any questions or would want to request a free quote and someone from our friendly team will handle it.

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