When shopping for a new front door, we appreciate that cheaper ones can be tempting. After all, doors only need to open and shut, right? Surely, cheap front doors do everything the more expensive ones do, so why not save a bit of cash?
While we certainly understand that point of view, we’d have to disagree with it. A good quality composite door might have a higher upfront cost, but in the long run, it’s the wiser investment. Here at Endurance, we’ve been contacted by many people who need help replacing a cheap front door that’s ended up costing more than they expected. This is why you should steer clear of cheap uPVC front doors.
When buying a front door, you may not realise it but you’re making a long-term investment. Inevitably, the better quality doors will cost more, but it’s worth it over time. For example, a door from our Avantal collection might have a higher price tag than a hand-painted, battered timber door from a charity shop, but it’ll cost less as the years go by. It’ll be less prone to damage for one thing, so you’ll have far fewer repair bills. A cheap front door is more likely to suffer dents, cracks, scratches, broken hinges and more. When you’re having to ring the handyman for the sixth time in a year, you’ll wish you’d bought a better door.
Furthermore, modern front doors offer superior thermal efficiency. They’re designed to trap heat and make managing internal temperatures easier. This means your house remains cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, and you’ll rely on your central heating/air conditioning less. Older front doors don’t have this advantage, so you’ll miss out on years of savings on your household bills.
Cheaper front doors have also had less care put into their creation, so use low-quality materials and hardware. This can have serious repercussions when it comes to home security. They won’t have the best locking mechanisms or up-to-date keyless entry systems, and won’t resist determined break-in attempts. Our doors are tough enough to resist direct hits from sledgehammers, can you honestly say the same about the one you found on eBay?
And finally, while it might be a rather shallow point, cheaper front doors just don’t look as attractive. Yes, we realise this is a superficial argument, but don’t you deserve a nicer-looking house? Modern composite doors have a wider range of customisation options and you can choose everything from the style to the colour and the glazing. Coming up with your own bespoke design is a way to add a touch of your personality to the front of the house and make a good first impression on visitors. And let’s face it, lesser-quality front doors don’t do anything for the kerb appeal or property value.
With all of this in mind, it’s no surprise that we’re firmly opposed to cheap front doors. They’re less secure, more prone to damage, and won’t be nearly as effective at reducing your monthly bills.
If you want the best, we’d always recommend a modern composite door. So, if you’re looking for a cutting-edge new entranceway, get in touch with Endurance. We’re happy to discuss any ideas you may have and get started on a new project. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01652 340 340. Let’s see what we can create together.