This article offers a concise description of the new and popular style of door known as the composite door. Weighing up the main benefits of this design it offers help and advice to those looking to replace or renew external doors. Read on for more information.
When it comes to replacing an external door the choice can be overwhelming. With all manner of designs, styles, materials and security features on the market it’s hardly surprising that consumers feel confused and uncertain. However, with a little research and a little know-how regarding the basic door types choosing a suitable style can be a simple, easy and efficient task.
A popular choice for homes and garages are composite doors. This type of door scores high on both style and security features, with a wide range of colors, finishes, not to mention prices to suit a variety of different budgets.
Composite doors are essential a single leaf door filled with a high density foam (often 100% Chlorofluorocarbon free). Rather than a single solid material, this door is created out of many different materials and with a sub-frame set at around 1.7 inches this creates both a strong and rigid form.
The outer section and frame is often uPVC but if required can also be found with steel reinforced sections to increase stability. This type of multi-layered and foam injected door provides essential insulation from both cold weather and noise.
Durable And Reliable
This type of door is also extremely durable and unlike wooden doors won’t crack or warp. It requires far less maintenance too as it won’t discolor and won’t need any external treatment or staining. Glass inserts may lessen the insulation properties slightly; however it’s certainly possible to find a composite door with decorative double glazed glass panels.
Style and design
whilst these glasses inserts can be found in a range of colors and designs and can even be made to measure; the door itself can also be styled to fit any home. In fact a composite door can be painted in many different wood effects to match the exterior of a house and can be treated to avoid a plastic look so often found in earlier door styles.
Safe and secure
Last but by no means least, the composite door offers a range of security options, including standard.Yale locks and the Multi-point locking system, endorsed by the Master Locksmiths Association and tested to Kitemark standards.
For the latest prices and offers it’s worth checking out online companies and suppliers. Whilst some of the higher spec doors may come at a price there’s often a deal to be had and it may well pay off to invest in a high quality, low maintenance, long lasting door. Many companies offer a good guarantee period and with fitting and installation often including in the price there’s many incentives to make a one off, lasting investment.
Peter Smith is a writer and regular contributor to architect and design blogs and websites. With his writing often focused on the area of home improvements, Peter is well placed to offer help on topics such as composite doors and window installation. Keeping a keen eye on the latest in design and security developments Peter offers easy to read and up to date consumer advice.