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What is a Composite Door?

What is a Composite Door?

A Stylish and Durable Choice for Your Home

Composite doors are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners in the UK. These exterior doors are made from a combination of materials, including wood, uPVC, PU foam insulation, and thermoplastic polymer skin. 

This unique construction makes composite doors one of the best options for front doors. They are not only solid and durable but also weather-resistant and thermally insulated, reducing heat loss and keeping draughts out of your home.

What Are Composite Doors? 

Composite doors are a type of exterior door that combines different materials to create a solid and secure entrance. The core of the door is usually made from a high-density foam, such as polyurethane, which provides excellent thermal insulation. This core is then covered with a layer of durable and weather-resistant thermoplastic skin, giving the door its attractive appearance.

The Benefits of Composite Doors:

  1. Strength and Durability: Composite doors are known for their strength and durability. The combination of materials used in their construction makes them resistant to warping, cracking, and rotting, ensuring that they maintain their integrity for many years.
  2. Security: Composite doors are highly secure, offering excellent protection for your home. The materials used in their construction make it difficult for them to break or force open, providing peace of mind and added security for you and your family.
  3. Weather Resistance: Composite doors are designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions. The thermoplastic skin acts as a barrier against rain, wind, and UV rays, preventing damage and ensuring that the door remains in excellent condition for years to come.
  4. Thermal Insulation: One key advantage of composite doors is their excellent thermal insulation properties. The high-density foam core and weather-resistant skin work together to reduce heat loss and keep your home warm and energy-efficient.
  5. Low Maintenance: Unlike wooden doors, composite doors require minimal maintenance. They do not need to be painted or stained regularly, and they are easy to clean with just a damp cloth. This makes them a convenient and hassle-free choice for homeowners.
  6. Aesthetics: Composite doors are available in a wide range of styles, colours, and finishes, allowing you to choose a door that complements the style of your home. Whether you prefer a traditional or contemporary design, there is a composite door to suit your taste.

Wooden Doors vs. Composite Doors: A Comparison

Lifespan: Wooden doors can last for decades if properly maintained, while composite doors typically have a lifespan of around 10-20 years. However, composite doors require less maintenance and are more resistant to warping and rotting.

Insulation: Wooden doors provide excellent acoustic and thermal insulation, making them a good choice for homeowners who prioritise energy efficiency and soundproofing. Composite doors also offer sound insulation properties, but they may not be as effective as solid wood doors.

Aesthetics: Wooden doors have a natural beauty and warmth that is difficult to replicate with composite materials. If you prefer the look and feel of natural wood, a wooden door may be the better option for you. However, composite doors come in a wide range of styles and finishes, offering plenty of aesthetic choices.

Cost: Wooden doors tend to be more expensive than composite doors, especially if you choose high-quality hardwood. Composite doors offer a cost-effective alternative without compromising on quality and durability.

Choosing the Right Composite Door for Your Home

Style: Choose a door style that complements the architectural style of your home. Whether you prefer a traditional panel design or a contemporary glazed door, there are plenty of options to suit your taste.

Colour and Finish: Select a colour and finish that enhances the overall aesthetic of your home. Composite doors are available in a range of colours, including wood grain finishes that mimic the look of natural wood.

Security Features: Look for composite doors that have high-security features, such as multi-point locking systems and reinforced frames. These features will provide added protection for your home.

Energy Efficiency: Check the door’s energy efficiency rating. Look for doors with good insulation properties and low U-values to ensure that your home remains warm and energy-efficient.

Composite doors are an excellent choice for homeowners looking for a stylish, durable, and secure entrance door. With their combination of materials, composite doors offer the best of both worlds – the strength and durability of uPVC and the aesthetic appeal of wood. Whether you prefer a traditional or contemporary design, there is a composite door to suit your style and enhance the overall look of your home.

Composite Door Prices 

Composite doors are the perfect profile choice for homeowners looking to transform their property. Designed with the homeowner in mind, our composite doors offer a wealth of benefits, including excellent thermal insulation, security and durability for many years.

Composed of various materials, our composite doors are the perfect choice for a robust but stylish front door. Available in a wide selection of colour and glazing options, these doors can be tailored to fit the specific design needs of the homeowner.

At Flair Windows, we ensure that the quality of our products meets a high standard before they are shipped to you. Every component, from the seals to the hardware, has been carefully selected for its quality and tested to the harshest standards to ensure they stand the test of time.

To get our high-quality composite doors installed, fill out our contact form or give us a call on 0121 624 5001. Alternatively, you can get a bespoke quote using our quoting engine today!

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