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What Is A Composite Door?

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If you’re planning to install a new external door in your home, you may be confused by the various options open to you. Should you choose a uPVC door? Or would a composite door be a better choice? In order to make an informed decision, you need to have a clear understanding of what a composite door actually is, so here we take a closer look at what these newer doors are made of.

Are Composite Doors High Quality?

Composite doors are made to the highest standards of quality and offer an excellent level of security for your home too. Designed to overcome the common problems associated with doors made from a single material, this relatively new door type is made using a combination of different materials that have been chosen specifically for the beneficial properties they supply. As a result, composite doors eliminate some traditional flaws.

External composite doors are highly resistant to weathering, they don’t react to changes in season like single material doors so frequently do and when compared to standard wooden doors, they boast a higher thermal resistance thanks to their insulating foam core.

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Which Materials Go Into Making Composite Doors?

A composite door is made from a range of materials. They have a core made of solid timber together with PVCu and glass reinforced plastic. The materials are then fused together through a process of pressing and gluing to produce a door material which is one of the strongest on the market today. For this reason they are more energy efficient, more robust and more secure than standard PVCu doors which are only made from plastic.

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What Do Composite Doors Look Like?

While it’s clear that composite doors offer a number of benefits, their appearance is also important. Nobody wants an unattractive external door ruining their kerb appeal.

The good news is that composite doors are designed to look just like regular wooden doors. They feature a wood grain surface which, thanks to the combination of material used in their manufacturing process, won’t discolour or fade. They’re also very low maintenance, simply requiring a quick wipe with a wet cloth when they get dirty. In brief, a composite door will be an aesthetically pleasing and attractive addition to your home.

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What Are The Benefits Of Composite Doors?

Composite doors are designed with safety, strength and durability in mind. They therefore offer homeowners a raft of benefits including:

  • Low maintenance requirements
  • Excellent energy efficiency
  • Attractive appearance
  • High resistance to weathering
  • Robustness and solidity
  • Excellent security
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How Much Do A Composite Doors Cost?

Composite doors vary in price depending on a range of factors. The style, colour, hardware, size and security extras will all cause the cost to be higher or lower. However, thanks to the many benefits that composite doors provide you can rest assured that you’ll be getting great value for money. Contact our approved installers today to find out more about whether a composite door could be the right choice for your home.

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