When you are driving past a row of houses you are unlikely to even notice they are there unless you are looking for one in particular. After all, how many buildings does the average driver pass on each and every journey? Most people pass a few before they have even left the street they live on. When we undertake our daily trips; whether to work in the morning and home at night, or to the shops for groceries, or visiting members of the family; we will pass the same houses over and over again; depending on how far we travel we may even pass hundreds.
But when we are travelling to somewhere we do not usually go, we often use houses to navigate. When you are giving directions to your home so someone who has never visited you there before, more often than note you will direct them to it via landmarks, or sometimes, via other buildings in the vicinity.
Often this can mean telling your visitor you live on the road with the yellow people carrier, or the caravan on the lawn. When you are being specific, this can mean stating that you live in the house with the green door, or next to the house with the door that looks a bit of a mess.
When every house is really just a big wall of red bricks when you are walking or driving past, the door is pretty much the only thing you have to differentiate. You do not want to live in the house that has a door that looks faded, with peeling paint, or that is hanging off its hinges, if you are house proud. Your home can be beautifully decorated, with contemporary furniture and attractive works of art hanging from your walls, but you have to remember that your door is the first part of your house that people visiting you will actually notice. It is the only thing people can see when they have pressed your doorbell and are waiting for you to answer.
UPVC composite doors require very little maintenance in comparison to older wooden panel varieties; they do not need varnishing or painting every year, and they do not warp or bow. Their plastic coating means they are extremely resistant to wear and tear; so if you are looking for a type of door that will look good on the front of your house all year round, composite doors may be the solution.