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Are You Best Buying A UPVC Or Composite Front Door?

Your front door is very much a visual representation of your entire house, whether you wish that to be the case or not. When you see an attractive front entrance, it makes you think good things about the house where it stands.

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It’s therefore important to change your existing front door if it is exhibiting signs of ageing and looks past its best. The same principle applies if the door has also lost its original resilience and no longer feels sturdy enough to protect you.

Crystal Clear has a very wide and fine collection of replacement doors, made up of a series of UPVC and composite offerings. 

Which of the two options should you go for? Let us tell you about them in some detail to help you decide.


You know it as ‘UPVC’, and may not know that it stands for unplasticized polyvinyl chloride. Notice that it features the word ‘plastic’. That’s why it has a plastic sheen.

Most UPVC doors are finished in a classic white colour, but you can get a UPVC door in most colours now. 

At first sight, you would believe that a composite door is solely constructed using wood. While it does contain some wood, it’s just one of many materials called upon to build it. 

Composite doors are extremely stylish and weatherproof.


It will cost you a bit more to buy a composite door than a UPVC door, but you will get 20 – 30 years out of it, so it justifies the money. 

UPVC doors have a lower price tag, but that doesn’t mean their low-quality. They can also last for a considerable length of time. 


The main job of your front door is to help you feel safe at home. 

Because a composite door is manufactured with an amalgamation of materials, it makes it incredibly tough, so it’s virtually impossible to get past it without the relevant key. 

Though a UPVC door cannot quite match the toughness of a composite door, it does have multiple secure mechanisms, including a multi-point lock. Again, it’ll take some shifting by force. 

Wait until you have seen a number of UPVC doors and composite doors before you part with your money. You could do that at our Hamilton showroom.

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