Let’s not beat around the bush, some products are just simply better than others and that’s the end of it and quite frankly, composite doors are one those products. Purveyors of wooden front doors, aluminium front doors and UPVC front doors can argue until they’re blue in the face about their respective benefits but to no avail because composite doors offer so much more on every level.
Wooden doors are attractive, they bring a touch of class and craftsmanship to any home but they don’t perform all that well when it comes to security and even less well in terms of insulation and energy efficiency and what’s more, they require annual maintenance to keep them looking good. UPVC doors are better in terms of the locking system because they tend to be multi-point but the door panels themselves are weak and easily compromised by determined thieves and it has to be said that they’re not particularly good looking. Aluminium doors can look a little bit industrial and impersonal which is fine for work premises but not so great for a home which should be attractive and welcoming. They are also amongst the worst performers when it comes to energy efficiency and the rate at which they let heat out.
The answer to all of these problems is a composite door and they’re not even particularly expensive compared to wood or metal. Composite doors are given their strength by mixing together aluminium, UPVC, fibre glass and other materials which create a solid door which protects against force, damage and persistently cold weather and at the same time comply with new building regulations to do with energy efficiency. A 44mm thick composite door has a U-value that betters the required 1.8, which means it is seriously efficient at slowing the rate at which heat escapes through it and the less heat escapes, the more energy efficient and environmentally friendly the door is.
Combine a composite front door with double glazing and thanks to the insulated seals and frames on both, you’ll be saving money on your bills and leaving a much smaller carbon footprint before you know it. So composite doors are great for the environment and they’re very strong but that’s not all, they also require no maintenance to keep them looking good for years and years, just the odd wipe down every now and again to get rid of every day dirt and grime. There’s no stripping, sanding or repainting needed each summer as the winter bashes your lovely wooden door, instead you can choose a composite door with a wood effect finish which gives you all of the style and none of the hassle.