Composite doors are an increasingly popular entrance door option for UK homeowners. They provide a wide range of benefits and are one of the highest performing front door options available today. When you work in the glazing industry you’ll want to find out as much as possible about the different options available for your customers. As a glazing installer, one of the most common questions you probably receive from customers looking for a new door is ‘how long do composite doors last?’ Let’s take a closer look to find out more about the life expectancy of a composite door.

How long should a composite door last?

Black composite front door installation

A composite door should last at least 30 years. That’s a minimum of three decades performing at an extremely high standard. Composite doors are built to last. The average life expectancy of 30 years is a conservative estimate. A composite door will most likely last much longer than this. In the first 30 years, however, you shouldn’t need to replace any of the hardware, seals, glazing or make any repairs.

When a customer chooses a composite door for their home, they’re making a shrewd investment in their property. A composite entrance door will increase a property’s market value and make it more attractive to any potential homebuyers. A new composite door will also enhance a property’s appearance, boost thermal efficiency and improve home security.

To give you all the information your customers require, here are a few commonly asked composite door questions (and their answers).

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Do composite doors fade?

The GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) skin of a composite door will never fade. During manufacture, the paint is combined with the resin and glass fibres when they are in liquid form. Once the process is complete, the colour is an integral part of the skin running through the entire exterior door structure.

Are composite doors better than uPVC?

Composite doors outperform uPVC doors in terms of security, durability and thermal performance. uPVC doors are the more cost-effective option and are more lightweight. Both options will enhance a property and the best choice for your customers will depend a lot on personal preference.

Are composite doors safe?

Composite doors provide some of the highest levels of safety and security available today. They are weather resistant, will withstand sustained forced entry attempts and will stay looking great after years of daily use.

As you can see, composite doors are a great choice for any property’s entrance and should be an integral part of every installer’s product portfolio. If you’d like to find out more about composite doors from Evaframe, get in touch today. For trade composite doors across South Wales and the south of England call 01291 630 063 or contact us online.