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What is the best front door for security?

Black composite entrance door

As a homeowner, the security of your property is of the utmost importance. One of the most effective ways to protect your home is by installing a secure front door. In this blog post, we will discuss the most secure doors for homes, and why Rockdoor’s composite doors are the ideal choice.

Do burglars kick in doors?

Unfortunately, burglars often kick in doors: 73% of them gain entry into homes this way. With just one or two strong kicks, the frame can crack, providing easy access to the house. Even with an alarm, burglars can have ample time to steal valuables as police response times can take up to 20 minutes or longer.

So which material acts as the best burglar deterrent and keeps your home safe from intruders?

Let’s find out.

Solid wood doors

Solid wood doors are one of the oldest and most traditional types of doors, and they are still widely used today. Solid wood doors are made from a single piece of wood, but they can be quite expensive and require regular maintenance to keep them in good condition. They can also be vulnerable to warping and cracking over time, compromising their security.

uPVC doors

uPVC doors are made with a multi-chambered frame and reinforced with galvanised steel to provide strength and durability. They also come with multi-point locking systems (up to 10 points), making them extremely difficult to force open. In addition, uPVC doors are highly weather-resistant, making them suitable for all seasons. While they may not be as secure as composite doors, they still provide a high level of security for homeowners, making them a great option for those on a tighter budget.

Steel doors

Made from thick, heavy-duty metal, which makes them very strong and durable, steel doors are also fire-resistant, which adds an extra layer of protection to your home. However, they can be quite heavy, making them difficult to install. They can also be vulnerable to rust and corrosion, compromising their security over time.

Fibreglass doors

Fibreglass doors are a relatively new type of door, but they are quickly becoming a popular choice for homeowners. Made from a combination of fibreglass and resin, which makes them very strong, durable and energy-efficient, they are also resistant to warping, cracking, and rotting, which makes them a fantastic low-maintenance option. However, fibreglass doors can be quite expensive, and they may not be as secure as other types of doors.

Aluminium doors

Aluminium doors are lightweight and durable, which makes them easy to install and resistant to rust and corrosion, and they’re also energy-efficient and low-maintenance. However, aluminium doors can be vulnerable to dents and scratches, which can compromise their security over time.

Composite doors

Composite doors are quickly becoming the most popular choice for homeowners looking for a secure front door. They’re made from a combination of materials, including wood, PVC, and glass-reinforced plastic. This makes them incredibly strong, energy-efficient and resistant to warping, cracking, and rotting. Composite doors are also available in a wide range of styles and designs, which means that you can easily find a door that matches the aesthetic of your home.

Why Rockdoor’s composite doors are the ideal choice

Rockdoor’s composite doors are the best choice for homeowners looking for the most secure front door on the market today. Here’s why:

Multi-point locking system

Rockdoor’s composite doors come with a multi-point locking system, which provides maximum security for your home and makes it much harder for burglars to force the door open.

Strong and durable

Rockdoor’s composite doors are made from a combination of materials, including wood, PVC, and glass-reinforced plastic. This makes them incredibly strong and durable, and they are resistant to warping, cracking, and rotting.


Rockdoor’s composite doors are extremely energy-efficient, which can help to lower your heating and cooling bills.

Aesthetic options

One of the big draws of Rockdoor composite doors is that you can have one colour on the outside of the door and a completely different one for the interior. Combined with different styles and choices of glass, you can truly create a bespoke look for your home.

A secure front door is peace of mind for you and your family

Plan-it Windows doors are Secured by Design accredited, meaning they have been tested and proven by the police to withstand attempted break-ins. We’re also one of the few installers in the country trusted with Rockdoor designs and installations, so you know you’re in good hands with Plan-it Windows.

Having a secure front door not only provides peace of mind for you and your family but also acts as a strong deterrent to potential burglars.

Not sure which door is right for your home? Take a look at our full range of doors and speak to our expert team if you need help deciding on a secure front door for your home.

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