profile systems for doors

Here’s what you need to know about profile systems for doors

Profile systems for doors refer to the structural framework or profiles used in the construction of doors, especially in the context of doors made from materials like wood, aluminium, or PVC. These profiles contribute to the overall strength, durability, and aesthetic appeal of the door. Here are some key aspects to understand when you’re looking at profile systems for doors.

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    • Wood: Traditional doors are often made of wood. The profiles for wooden doors can be solid or engineered wood and, as such they’re great at providing a classic and warm appearance.
    • Aluminium: Aluminium profiles are more lightweight, durable, and resistant to corrosion. They are often used in modern door designs, especially in commercial settings but they are also very popular amongst our residential clients.
    • PVC: PVC profiles are renowned for their affordability, low maintenance, and resistance to moisture. They are commonly used in doors for bathrooms and other areas prone to humidity.

Design and style

    • Profiles play a significant role in determining the overall look of the door. They can be sleek and modern or more ornate and traditional, depending on the design preferences and architectural style.

Strength and durability

    • The profile system contributes to the actual structural integrity of the door. The choice of material and the design of the profiles impact the door’s strength and durability, ensuring it can withstand everyday use and environmental factors such as wind, rain and changes in temperature.


    • Some profile systems are designed to enhance insulation, helping to regulate temperature and sound transmission. This is particularly important for exterior doors or doors separating different areas of a building.

Finishes and coatings

    • Profiles may have different finishes or coatings to enhance their appearance and protect them from the elements. For example, aluminium profiles may have powder coatings for added durability and aesthetics.

Security features

    • The profile system can also incorporate features to enhance the security of the door, such as reinforced sections or multi-point locking systems.

Ease of maintenance

    • The maintenance requirements vary depending on the material used. PVC is known for being low maintenance, while wood may require more care to prevent issues like warping or rot.
    • Some profile systems allow for customization, enabling doors to be tailored to specific sizes, shapes, and design preferences.

Installation considerations

    • Some profile systems allow for customization, enabling doors to be tailored to specific sizes, shapes, and design preferences.
    • Ensure that the chosen profile system you select complies with relevant building codes and standards to meet safety and performance requirements.

When choosing a profile system for doors, it’s important to consider factors such as the door’s intended use, the overall design aesthetic, and the environmental conditions it will face. Consulting with professionals, such as the team here at Secure House, and manufacturers can help in making informed decisions based on specific needs and preferences.

If you have any questions about profile systems for doors, please feel free to get in touch with any of the Secure House team on 0207 859 4207 [email protected]