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For The Perfect Fit Get Composite!

February 8th 2013

When the time comes to replace your old or damaged front door you may find yourself slightly overwhelmed by the choice you find that is readily available to you. The manufacturers will claim to be making the thickest doors with the best chance of thermal efficiency, durability and also the best looking doors. You, as a consumer, need to look at a few fundamental requirements you want your door to fulfil against what each different door can offer you.

There are many different styles to choose from and this is further complicated by the number of possible designs that each style can come in. The most important quality any new door must have is its security and there are very few door styles that can offer this effectively. Many UPVC doors are neither strong nor secure, the weak material they are made from makes them vulnerable to attack and do not offer the right level of protection for your home. If you want a truly strong solid door then you may want to look into a composite door.

Composite doors are external doors which can be used in residential or commercial business properties. They benefit from modern design techniques and eliminate the common faults that can be found in normal exterior doors. The main factors eliminated are poor performance, security risks and a lifespan which does not make for good reading. The majority of a composite door is made up of different materials and that is where it gains the name ‘composite’ from.

Each material within the finished product is chosen to add a positive property to the doors structure. The finished item will provide you with a smooth operating, long lasting and beautiful looking secure door.

One of the main specifications of your chosen door you need to look out for is the thickness of a door as this has more than just an impact on the strength of it; in fact the thickness has a very important effect on the thermal efficiency of the door. The thermal efficiency of a door is measured by its U-value and the lower the U-Value the better.

Whatever it is that makes up your final decision on your new front door make sure that you follow the necessary steps to ensure it is the perfect door for your home. Assess its thermal potential as a priority as this will save you money on your energy bills and the thickness will also prevent unwanted access. Overall though it should appeal to you and make your home stand out for the better.


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