Which front door type is best for security?

Which front door type is best for security?

Date Posted

27th March 2020

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Now you have time to carefully review your home security, the best place to start is with your front door. Most intruders enter through the front door, afterall. There are a number of factors to take into consideration, so allow us to explain.

Are composite doors the best option for me?

Composite doors are renowned for their low maintenance strength. Literally meaning ‘made up of several parts’, there are two types of composite doors you need to be aware of before making your decision.

Composite Door in the rain

  • GRP composite doors

Also known as fibreglass, Glass Reinforced Polyester composite doors are typically 44mm thick and made-up of a high-density polyurethane foam and a timber sub-frame.

  • Timber core composite doors

Timber core composite doors are the most reliable of the two, as they’re 48mm thick – which is 10% thicker than a standard GRP front door. Reinforced with a 5-chamber profile, a robust ‘through-colour’ ABS thermo plastic skin and the choice of laminated or triple glazing, timber core composite doors provide unrivalled security. Dedicated to delivering the highest quality home improvement products, these are the only type of composites that Stormclad install.

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Are aluminium front doors secure?

Aluminium is an inherently strong, lightweight, flexible and corrosion resistant material. An aluminium front door can be made approximately 30% larger than a composite door, so if your front door is an unusual size or shape, an aluminium front door will thoroughly secure your home from the outside world. Providing the best resistance to forced entry, aluminium also weighs 67% less than steel, which makes it much less likely to warp over time.

Are wooden front doors good?

If you live in a listed building or within a conservation area, you may have no option but to replace your front door with a ‘like-for-like’ material. A modern timber door is much more secure than an old one, and will also eliminate age-old problems such as warping, rotting and cracking.

What about coloured uPVC front doors?

uPVC door manufacturing has vastly improved over the years. So, if you’re restricted by budget but need to upgrade a tired old uPVC door, a new uPVC door from Stormclad will notably improve your home security.

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British standard front door locks

It’s also important to carefully consider the type of front door locks that are available with your new front door. Look out for:

  • BS3621 Locks
  • Multi-point locking systems
  • Secured by Design accreditation

Read the official Approved Document Q (Security – Dwellings) for full technical information.

For complete peace of mind, front door replacements from Stormclad adhere to the latest building regulations.

Further home security resources for vigilant East Midlands homeowners

How Do I Make My Home’s Front Door More Secure?

Composite vs. uPVC Doors

The practicalities of owning a composite door

Top Tips for Keeping Your Home Secure

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Secure your home this Spring, by upgrading your front door with a high-performance installation from Stormclad. Get in touch with us today to explore your options further – no contact necessary.

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