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Composite vs UPVC Doors: Which Should You Choose?

It’s only now that spring is here and the weather is beginning to pick up that you may have come to the conclusion that you need a new front door.

Red Composite Doors

Sunnier conditions put our front doors right in the spotlight and we can’t stress enough how important it is that your entrance doesn’t let your house down. It won’t matter how spectacular the inside of your abode looks if its exterior is spoilt by an unattractive door as people will be instantly turned off by it.

In any case, have you considered for a moment whether your old front door remains as resilient as it needs to be to keep your home secure? Any doubts on that score are a further indication that you need a replacement door, either a composite door or UPVC door.

Composite doors and UPVC doors both promise to give you a better-looking and more secure home – you can’t ask for more than that!

Selecting one over the other is difficult and best done once you know more about what they each have to offer…


You could easily mistake a composite door for a timber door due to how similar it looks to one. While a small amount of wood is used to craft a composite door, it isn’t a wholly timber-built solution and consists of a variety of materials, also featuring a Glass Reinforced Plastic skin on the outside. Composite doors have a woodgrain effect, but what they don’t need is repainting like a full wooden equivalent.

UPVC stands for Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride – note the use of the word “plastic” in “unplasticized”. You can probably guess then that a UPVC door has a plastic-like finish and sheen to it, which isn’t as unappealing as it may sound. White was the predominant colour choice for UPVC doors, but the development of a broader selection of UPVC finishes has seen coloured UPVC doors take off.


The impressive energy cost savings you will make from the installation of a new composite or UPVC door justify the cost of buying one without a shadow of a doubt.

You will have to pay slightly more for a composite door, but you’re investing in long-term quality and the same can be said for a UPVC door, despite its lower price tag. You get a 20 Year Guarantee with both at ERG to prove that point.


Imagine being able to leave your home empty without a care in the world. That’s the feeling you will get once a composite or UPVC door has been integrated as they’re both so strong and they come with a multi-point locking system that is incredibly hard to break. All of our composite and UPVC doors have been rigorously strength tested and come through these procedures with flying colours.


Save making a final decision until you have seen our showcase of composite and UPVC entrance doors at our Invergordon showroom. You can better appreciate what they have to offer that way.


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