23 Mar Five Things You Must Consider When Buying a New Composite Door in Cardiff
Replacing your front door can be a big decision. An entrance door can truly set the tone for the overall design of your house in Cardiff — and with the cost of buying and installing a high-quality door being a serious investment, it is crucial to make an informed decision.
If you are in the market for a new front door, you now have a cornucopia of different products, styles, and materials to choose from. The most popular door materials amongst homeowners in Cardiff are wood, uPVC, aluminium, and composite. However, in this blog, our focus is on composite doors. Here are five things you must consider when buying a brand new composite entrance door in Cardiff:
When it comes to composite doors in Cardiff, there is a wide range of modern and more traditional options to pick from. There is also a wide selection of colours — Affordable Quality Windows offers a selection of 7 standard colours, 36 painted colours and 5 premium colours. With so many options, you should be able to find the right design and colour that complements your tastes and the architectural style of your home in Cardiff.
The next thing to consider is the type of glass you want on your door. Most companies will be able to provide you with a variety of decorative patterns for each door style. You could also keep the glass simple by choosing from the standard range of obscure glass — including the highly sought-after satin glass with an etched frosted appearance.
You must ensure that your new composite door is both strong and secure. Your new door must meet the highest security standards, whether you use a handle-operated or auto-locking system (allowing you to do away with handles altogether if you want). Check that your door has multipoint locking mechanisms and high-security profile cylinders. Composite doors can also be certified for security in a variety of ways. Examine whether the door has been independently tested to pass the requirements of PAS 24 — the UK security standard for external doors.
A composite door is often let down by low-quality furniture, rusted handles, and letterbox covers that fall off after a year. It is critical to see and feel these fittings to gauge their quality in person — most brochures make them look excellent, but it is impossible to really know how solid they are until you see them in person and feel their quality and weight.
If you spend good money on a new composite door, you want it to perform well and look beautiful for many years to come. Find out what type of guarantees the company can provide and what these guarantees cover. At Affordable Quality Windows, we offer a 10-year guarantee on all of our composite doors in Cardiff.
If you live anywhere in Cardiff and around the South Wales region, Affordable Quality Windows can help you transform your home with composite doors. We offer a wide variety of composite door styles in a stunning selection of colours and a variety of glass options and fittings. Plus, you can design your doors using our online door builder to get a feel of the finished product before buying. Call us at 01639 500359 or fill out a contact form to book a free quote or survey.