Do I Need to Replace My Entrance Door?
For most homes here in the UK, the entrance door is the primary feature that faces out onto the street. As your front door is the focal point of your property, its age and condition can say a lot about you and the state of your home. This is why it’s so important to ensure your entrance door is in good condition. Deciding to delay the replacement of an outdated entranceway that requires attention can cause a multitude of issues, including heat loss, costly utility bills, a lack of kerb appeal and of course, an unsecured frontage that can be a signal to burglars and other unwelcome intruders.
External doors serve two primary purposes – to make an impression on neighbours and visitors alike and to protect your home from intruders and adverse weather. As a result, choosing the correct exterior doors for your home is far more important than choosing doors for the interior of your home. While interior doors make a visual impact, your external doors need to be strong, durable and secure as well as visually stylish.
Why is securing my entrance door important?
Security is one of the most important factors a homeowner considers when refurbishing their property – yet the front door is often forgotten in favour of securing outdated windows. Although windows play a crucial role in securing your home, your belongings and your family are not safe if your entrance door is not secure. Having an older-style door can increase the likelihood of vandalism as well as break-ins and burglary. This is why ensuring your worn-out front door is replaced is of the utmost importance when you’re working towards a more secure home.
Types of entrance doors
Here in the UK, there at three primary types of front entranceways – composite, uPVC and aluminium. Each option offers its own distinct benefits, meaning the material you ultimately decide on will depend on the unique specifications of your home as well as your own personal aesthetic tastes.
As the name suggests, composite doors are manufactured from a variety of composite materials including uPVC and timber. Revered for durability and strength, composite doors are engineered with a polymer frame, thermoplastic skin and timber core, which can provide your home with an extra layer of defence against both adverse weather and any unsavoury characters that may be looking to break into your home.
Composite doors have become increasingly popular in recent years. With the visual finish of traditional timber, composite doors combine historical aesthetics with modern conveniences including heightened energy efficiency and security. They are also long-lasting with a lifespan of at least 30 – 40 years and require very little upkeep.
At Majestic Designs, we install a range of bespoke composite doors by Endurance – one of the top suppliers of composite doors here in the UK. Accredited by Secured by Design, a police-backed home security, Endurance composite doors are manufactured with modern multi-point locking mechanisms including the ATK 3 Star Diamond Cylinder, and a resilient timber core. As a result, they’re considered some of the toughest and most secure composite doors available on today’s market.
uPVC doors are an affordable, durable and enduring option on the market today, with a range of colours, glazing options, hardware and styles to choose from. Engineered from unplasticised polyvinyl chloride, or uPVC for short, uPVC doors are highly resilient and secure with exceptional thermal retention ratings.
At Majestic Designs, we engineer our range of uPVC doors in our state-of-the-art factories right here in Cheddar, in the heart of Somerset. All our uPVC doors are fitted with multi-point locking mechanisms as a standard and manufactured from only the highest quality uPVC.
Due to its naturally robust nature, aluminium is the ideal material for residential entranceways. Durable, resilient and strong, aluminium is used to create a profile with lightweight, slim frames and larger, more expansive panes of glass. It’s an enduring material which, when engineered correctly, benefits from heightened security, strength and a long life span of at least 30 – 40 years.
At Majestic Designs, we manufacture our aluminium residential with an innovative polyamide thermal break which ensures maximum thermal efficiency.
With a choice of single or double-door options, they are also supplied with multi-point locking mechanisms and internal beading as a standard for enhanced security against unwelcome intruders.
Secure entrance doors at Majestic Designs
One of the most crucial things a homeowner thinks about while renovating their house is security, yet the front door is often overlooked in favour of replacing antiquated windows. Although windows play a crucial role in securing your home, if your front door is not secure your belongings and your family will not be safe. Having an older-style, worn-out front door can increase the likelihood of vandalism as well as break-ins and even the burglary of a home.
When it comes to your home, first impressions are important. The quality of your front door speaks volumes about the rest of your property and is the primary external focal point. At Majestic Designs, we want your home to match the beautiful sunny surroundings of the South West. That’s why we engineer, supply and install a range of bespoke composite, uPVC and aluminium doors that are all manufactured with security and safety in mind.
For more than 21 years, the team at Majestic Designs have been manufacturing and installing secure entranceways right here in Cheddar. Over the years, our experienced teams of FENSA-accredited and MTC-registered lead installers have earned themselves a regional reputation for exceptional craftsmanship and customer service that goes above and beyond for our clients and their home.
A new entranceway door from Majestic Designs can transform the identity of your home. If you have a question about securing your home with Majestic Designs or are ready to book your at-home consultation, please get in touch with our team today.