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Buying aluminium front doors with glass | What to look for in a high-quality door

Richard Collins - Operations Director

Author: Richard Collins - Operations Director

Many features can make a home eye-catching and unique to you, including exterior decoration and accessories. One element of a home that can often be overlooked when it comes to renovating your home is the front door. Your front door is often the first thing guests notice about a home, and a recent survey even found that the majority of homeowners notice the style and condition of a home before any other factors.

Here, we take you through what to consider when buying aluminium front doors with glass and what makes a high-quality front door.

Why choose aluminium front doors with glass?

Aside from being known as a hugely durable and strong material, an aluminium and glass front door has a number of benefits:

  • Excellent thermal efficiency – aluminium front doors offer better thermal efficiency than wooden or uPVC front doors, which means your home will not suffer from as much heat loss during the winter months. This can help you to save on energy costs. Read our guide to aluminium vs uPVC here.
  • Low maintenance – aluminium front doors don’t require a lot of maintenance, so the initial high cost is offset by the fact that you don’t need to pay much to keep your door looking great and ensure it lasts for many years. At Vufold, our aluminium front doors only require a simple monthly wipe using fresh water and a light detergent to keep your door frame clean. Read our guide to maintaining front doors.
  • Lightweight – aluminium front doors with glass are perfect if you’re looking for a lightweight door that’s easy to open and close. Find out more about the different front door materials here.
  • Aluminium is extremely popular – aluminium windows and aluminium bifold doors are becoming extremely popular with homeowners, allowing your aluminium front door to match the existing windows and doors in your home.

View our full range of aluminium front doors here.

What makes a high-quality aluminium front door?

A high-quality aluminium front door with glass will offer excellent durability, security, a large range of design options, and more. Choosing a bespoke supplier means you are able to choose between a large selection of options, such as accessories, colour and style.

It can also be useful to check the supplier’s accreditations and certifications when finding a new front door supplier. For example, do they have any quality certifications or environmental policies? At Vufold, all aluminium products are made predominantly from recycled aluminium, and all wood products are FSC Certified.

Read our full guide to front door security here.

Another good way to tell whether a door is high-quality is to consider the guarantee of the product. If the door comes with a high guarantee, this is a good indicator that the supplier has a lot of trust in the quality and durability of the door.

Are you looking for a premium-quality aluminium front door?


Our premium quality aluminium entrance doors provide the ideal blend of security, style, and performance. The range includes designs to suit all types of homes. Available made to measure or in standard sizes – these doors will create the perfect entrance to your home.

Beautiful open aluminium Vufold front door

Extensive 10-year manufacturing guarantee.

Multi point locking system, 3-star security cylinder and laminated glass as standard.

Double glazed.

High-density foam core and polyamide thermal breaks.

View our Signature aluminium front door range.

Choosing a high-quality aluminium front door – what to consider

Ensure you choose a high-quality supplier

It is firstly vital to ensure you choose a reputable, high-quality supplier when finding a new aluminium front door. You can find competitive prices by doing some research into prices offered by different suppliers. When choosing a perfect door supplier for you, consider everything from the range of styles and different colour options available to the quality of the material used. Reviews and testimonials are a great way to find out more about the quality of the supplier and the customer experience you will likely be provided with. As mentioned above, you may also want to consider whether the supplier offers a guarantee on the doors. For example, Vufold offers an extensive 10-year manufacturing guarantee on all aluminium front doors.

Find out more about how to choose the best front door here.

When it comes to finding the right front door and supplier for you, think about the following:

Security options

It is important to consider security options when choosing a new front door. . Your front door should feature secure handles, locks and other accessories to ensure it stands the test of time and keeps you and your home safe from intruders. Find out more about the best front door locks here.

Bespoke options

Finding a bespoke front door provides you with more freedom when it comes to finding an exact match for your home and design preferences. View our complete range of aluminium front doors here.

Style and design

Choose a front door style and design that matches your property’s aesthetic. You may also want to consider matching the colour and design of your front door to the other doors in your home, such as your patio door.

Read our full guide to choosing front doors here.

Are you looking for a triple glazed, premium aluminium front door?


Each door in our Designer Door range is meticulously tailored by our skilled craftsmen, guaranteeing elegance, high-performance, and utmost security for your home. With an extensive selection of designs, you'll find the perfect match for any style of house or apartment.

Closed Vufold Designer Aluminium Front Door

Extensive 10-year manufacturing guarantee.

Multi point locking system, 3-star security cylinder and laminated glass as standard.

Triple glazed.

High-density foam core and polyamide thermal breaks.

Shop our Designer aluminium front doors.

Thermal efficiency

A thermally efficient door will ensure a room stays at the right temperature without requiring excessive energy consumption. The thermal efficiency of a door can be calculated by factors including the material of the door frame and glazing type. At Vufold, our aluminium front doors offer double and triple glazing, with overall U-values from 1.2W/m2K.

Frequently asked questions

How much are aluminium front doors?

The cost of aluminium front doors varies depending on the supplier you choose and the additional features that come with the door, such as handles, locks, and more.

You can view our range of aluminium front doors here to find out more about costs.

What are the pros and cons of aluminium front doors?

Some key benefits of aluminium front doors are their excellent durability, strength, and wide range of designs available. As opposed to wooden front doors, you don’t have to worry about aluminium front doors rotting or corroding. However, some potential cons of doors with an aluminium frame may be their typically higher price range in comparison to other materials. They also tend to be slightly more modern than traditional options such as wooden front doors, so this may not be ideal for you if you are looking for a more homely, traditional option.

Can you replace the glass in aluminium front doors?

It is possible to replace a glass panel in a front door. However, it is important to maintain the thermal efficiency, strength, and security of the original door.

Shop our complete selection of aluminium front doors here.

For further advice or information on our range of composite front doors, please contact our team today.

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Richard Collins - Operations Director


Richard Collins - Operations Director

About Richard Collins

Rick is an expert in lean practices and principles, and how they’re applied to manufacturing, warehouse, administration and management of the business. As an operations director he oversees all areas of the business ensuring they run as efficiently as possible and has worked his way up through virtually every department since he joined us 13 years ago.

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