Composite Doors vs Aluminium Doors

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Composite Doors vs Aluminium Doors

The time has come to choose a material for your new door, but what is the best choice for your home? First of all, you should know that there are four options available: 

  • Aluminium 
  • Composite 
  • Timber 
  • uPVC 

Back in the days, doors used to be manufactured from wood, oak or pine, however, due to the ongoing fashion changes, the door styles have changed too. Luckily, as manufacturing technology has evolved considerably, customers can now purchase high-performance doors with increased benefits, such as: 

  • Improved security 
  • Better strength 
  • High energy efficiency 
  • Longer lifespan

When trying to decide on which material you should choose, think first about your home’s requirements in terms of performance, style, and the door’s design and architecture. In this blog, we explain about composite doors, and what you need to know when compared to aluminium doors, so you can make the right decision. 

What are composite doors?

Composite front doors are a trendy choice amongst house owners, representing one of the best selling front door product so far for several reasons. They became very popular due to their reputation of being an improved version of uPVC doors, which were considered to have many flaws. 

What are aluminium doors?

Aluminium doors are maintenance-free, strong and extremely durable doors. They will never peel, rot or flake, being a top choice for our customers. As they are so resistant, they’re ideal for a variety of large windows and door combinations, and if coupled with a high-quality finish at an affordable price, they will be irresistible, compared to other alternatives.


Composite doors offer a high level of security and are very hard to break as they have a strong structure. They’re also weather-resistant and quite hard to damage, which increases their longevity.

However, when it comes to security, aluminium is the safest and most reliable type of material available in the market. For example, our aluminium doors are fitted with temper-protected locks and reinforced hinges to protect your home from any external dangers and impacts. They’re also a very efficient thermal barrier, which means your house will be warmer for longer, saving you money on your heating bills all year round. Each of our aluminium doors has polyamide thermal barriers which prevent the warm air from inside to get out.

In conclusion, aluminium doors would be the safest choice for your home when compared to composite doors.


Due to their strong frame, combined with glass-reinforced plastic, composite doors are highly protective and strong. Their glass won’t fall out of the door if it gets broken, it will only shatter, but it will remain in place. 

When it comes to choosing the strongest door, aluminium is by far once again the best choice as it’s the most durable material currently available on the whole market. An exciting and beneficial fact for you to know is that aluminium doors can be manufactured to be up to 30% larger than composite doors, which will benefit your home with improved security and strength.

Visual Appearance

We know that you want to make a great first impression for anyone that enters your home, but also whilst not forgetting about the performance of your doors. Our composite doors are extremely versatile and visually appealing, and you can easily tailor their design by picking your own: 

  • Door style 
  • 13 choices of colour
  • Frame shape
  • Glazing and Hardware

However, to step up your home’s design and style, aluminium doors are the way to go, due to their stylish look. You can also choose the design, colour and style of the aluminium door to reflect the real personality and atmosphere of your home. We have four ranges for you to choose from: 

  • Modern 
  • Traditional 
  • Vintage 
  • Cottage 


As you could probably tell, you know where we’re heading, once again. Composite doors offer a lifespan of around 35 years, but aluminium doors are a real step up. Their lifespan is up to 45 years with an ensurance of better durability and performance for your home all year round. Tip? If taken care of and maintained to a high standard, they can last for an even longer time.

Conclusion? There is no right or wrong when choosing a new door, however, our customers had their say!

Check out our blog post on Benefits of Aluminium Windows for more details. 

If you would like to receive a FREE quote, go ahead and request it today. 

Alternatively, why not get in touch with our friendly Leicester team using our contact form, or by simply giving us a call on 0116 266 5088, we are always happy to help you choose the right door for your home. 

Posted: December 21, 2020