There are lots of reasons to replace your old front door. Maybe it’s damaged and you’re concerned about security, or maybe you’re just in the market for a new look for your home.

After all, your front door is the first thing people see when they enter your home, so you want it to make the right statement. But whatever the reason, finding the right one for you can be a challenge.

With so many styles and materials to choose from, how do you know you’re making the right choice for your home?

In this guide, we will explain the different options available when choosing a front door, so that you can make an informed decision.

Door material

There are a number of materials available for your front door, each carrying their own pros and cons. Here are some of the more popular choices and the key features of each. 


Arguably the most common choice of material for a new front door, uPVC offers a host of advantages to your home.

uPVC doors are easy to maintain, requiring little more than a regular wipe with a wet cloth to keep them looking great. uPVC doors are also available in traditional white or a range of timber-effect finishes.

Combined with stained glass options available, this means you can customise your uPVC front door to get the dream look for your home. 

Composite doors 

Composite doors are composed of several materials, including timber, glass-reinforced plastic and uPVC. The manufacturing process makes them extremely strong and durable and an ideal choice for the security conscious.

Composite doors also offer unrivalled versatility, available in realistic timber-effect finishes for more traditional homes, as well as contemporary, modern styles. Like uPVC, they are also easy to maintain and require only a regular clean with warm, soapy water. 

Timber doors 

For the purist, there’s no beating a traditional timber door. An ideal choice for older, or character properties, timber doors offer an authenticity that is difficult to replicate. The downside to timber doors is the maintenance requirement as the timber will need to be cared for in order for it to maintain its integrity over time. 

Looking to install or replace your front door in Southampton? Speak to us today and get an online door quote.