The Best Material for Your Front Door

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Are you installing a new front door on your home? There are lots of different design and style options to choose from, allowing you to find a door that suits the aesthetic of your home, and one that you’ll be happy to walk through every day. But one of the first decisions you’ll have to make is which material you want your door to be made from. This will help you narrow down your options initially when browsing for your front door.

Let’s look at the most common choices available when it comes to materials for front doors to help you decide which is best for you.


uPVC is an engineered plastic that’s commonly used in doors and windows. The smooth surface and waterproof finish of these doors make them easy to clean, making uPVC a low-maintenance choice. The ‘u’ in uPVC stands for unplasticized, which is what prevents the materials from becoming brittle, meaning it’s a durable material that can stand up well to a variety of weather conditions. uPVC is also one of the lower-cost options available and is easy to find.


Timber doors can lend to either a modern or more classic aesthetic, and can lend to a warm appearance, which is ideal for the entrance to your home. There are a range of wood materials to choose from, both hardwoods and softwoods, and also a wide variety of finish options from paint to stains. Timber doors can be a little more difficult to maintain compared to plastic doors, and can be less weather-resistant. However, modern manufacturing methods have reduced the impact of this. As well as being a natural and sustainable material, wood is a natural insulator, which makes it energy-efficient.


Composite doors are made from a mixture of different materials, allowing them to utilize the best features of each. They often feature a solid timber core coated with some kind of reinforced plastic outer layer. They can be made to be extremely insulative, energy-efficient, and weather-resistant. And with a plastic coating, they have the same features as uPVC doors when it comes to easy cleaning and maintenance. And there is a wide range of styles and colors available for composite doors.

Contact Artisan Roofing Company if you’re looking for a quality front door for your home, and inquire about our front door installation and repair services across Greensboro, Winston Salem, Clemmons, Kernersville, and Lewisville.