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Getting a new entry door is a great way to give your house a renovated feel. Looking to install composite doors, but worried about the prices? This article will be your perfect guide to composite door prices.
What is a composite door?
One of the newer door options that are common in homes, composite doors are better than single material alternatives in terms of durability, strength and finish. These doors have been designed to negate the flaws of single material doors. If you are planning to install a new front or back door, you may want to go for composite doors due to its high resistance to weathering. Composite front doors also have a higher thermal resistance as compared to normal wooden doors, thanks to the foam core that has an insulating effect. These doors are usually made using a combination of PVC, steel, hardwood and other materials. Most experts believe that composite doors are better than steel doors, uPVC doors and doors with a solid core.
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What are the major benefits of a composite door?
Some of the most important benefits of composite doors are:
- Low maintenance
- Higher thermal efficiency
- Aesthetic look and feel
- High resistance to weathering
- Robust and solid
- More secure as opposed against traditional doors
How much does a composite door cost?
Composite door prices are dependent on a number of factors. This article will try to touch on each of the factors that dictate the final price.
1.The style of the door
Composite doors come in a wide variety of styles with the price ranging between $500 to $800. The main reason behind this varied pricing is dictated by the number of panels that have been included.
|6 Panel||576 $|
|4 Panel||577 $|
|4 panel 1 arch||615 $|
|2 panel 1 square||656 $|
|2 panel 1 grill||665 $|
|2 panel 1 arch||666 $|
|2 panel 2 arch||686 $|
2. Color of the external door frame
Unless you want to stick to the traditional black and white colors for your external door frame, be ready to shell out some extra money. If you are looking for golden Oak colored frames, the final cost will come to $732. For whitegrain colored frames, you may need to spend as much as $770.
3. Glass design and pattern
Some of the most popular glass patterns are charcoal sticks, satin, everglade, and chantilly. While the price does not vary with the pattern you choose, you may have to pay extra for the design. Some of the popular designs are crystal bohemia and zinc art clarity.
|Zinc Art Clarity||905 $|
|Crystal Bohemia||1039 $|
|Brass Art Clarity||905 $|
|Mackintosh Rose||912 $|
|Zinc Art Elegance||926 $|
|Murano Red||1010 $|
4. The design of the backing glass
While placing your order for the composite door, you may be asked to choose the design for the backing glass. However, there are no additional charges involved in this.
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5. The color of the doorknob
The color of the doorknob also has a role to play in determining the final price of the door. Gold, black and chrome are some of the more popular colors in this regard.
The more accessories you add, the higher the final price of the door goes. However, there are a few locking systems and accessories that are must-have and should not be ignored. They are – spyhole, urn, security chain and thumb turn cylinder. The price is also dictated by the color of the accessory.
|Urn with Spyhole||956 $|
|Security Chain||942 $|
|Thumb Turn Cylinder||937 $|
|Urn with Spyhole||965 $|
|Security Chain||959 $|
|Thumb Turn Cylinder||946 $|
|Urn with Spyhole||967 $|
|Security Chain||961 $|
|Thumb Turn Cylinder||948 $|
7. The style of the frame
There are several frame styles available in the market to choose from. However, the pricing of the composite door will vary depending on the frame you choose to go with.
|Right Side Panel||1433 $|
|Left Side Panel||1433 $|
|Both Side Panels||1800 $|
|Top Box||1189 $|
|Top Box Right Side Panel||1588 $|
|Top Box Left Side Panel||1588 $|
|Top Box Both Side Panels||1986 $|
Is it worth it?
Now that you have a good idea about composite door prices, the obvious question is this investment worth it? If you want a secure, durable door that will not require much maintenance, the answer is yes.
Read more: Ways to ensure better front door security
How to pick the right vendor?
Once you have finalized the type of composite door you want to go with and have a fair idea about the price, the next thing to do is to select the vendor. You will find several vendors claiming to be the best in the online market. It might get confusing at times to pick the one that is actually the best. Authentic customer reviews and ratings by neutral websites can prove to be great parameters to judge the actual credibility of a vendor. It is advised that you take quotes from multiple shortlisted vendors before making the final call.
So, what are you waiting for? Get your energy-efficient composite door today!
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