You might not consider any door as a good investment. It’s part of the home that we simply take for granted.
But, if you want to keep your home secure, this is generally the first point of attack for anyone looking to break in. Not only that, your door can be a source of heat loss if its thermal properties aren’t up to scratch.
You may be surprised that many people looking to buy a property will put a secure and well-made front and back door at the top of their list of priorities.
What is a Composite Door?
They are made from a range of materials including uPVC, wood, high density insulating foam and glass that combine to make a very strong and highly durable door. The problem with doors made with a singular material such as wood is that they have important weaknesses. They are not always as secure as you might expect and they have lower thermal properties which mean they won’t stop the cold from coming in so much during the winter.
The Benefits of Composite Doors
It’s the strength and security that you get with composite doors which makes them such a great investment. They can be lightweight and attractive looking but also very strong and durable. If you want a front door that is built to last, composites outdo practically any other product on the market today.
Today’s composite doors also come with multiple locking points and EU standard, anti-theft locks to boot. Any burglar will take one look at your new door and realise it’s not going to be easy to break. The doors are generally accredited by Secure by Design which means they meet the high standards the police set to help reduce crime.
Great thermal properties are another benefit that you get with composite doors. We often think of our windows as the main force for providing insulation in the home without even thinking about the front door. But this can be where a lot of heat is lost during the winter months. A composite door is about 17% more thermally efficient than a standard wooden door, in part because of the high density insulation inside.
Finally, there are a lot more design options to choose from. You can opt to have double glazed panels in your door or have no glass at all. It all depends on your preference. Doors also come in a wide range of different colours. You can even get stable style doors that open at the top but not at the bottom – ideal for areas like the kitchen.
If you are searching for ways to improve the security in your home, or even the value and appeal of your property, choosing a composite door is a good idea. It’s a great investment, designed to keep you safe. Composite doors are durable, have great thermal efficiency and look great. With multiple locking points and EU standard locks, you no longer have to worry that your home is at risk every time you go out to the shops.