Composite Doors 101: Everything You Need To Know
So you’re looking to upgrade your front and back doors, but you’re not well-versed when it comes to the ins and outs of composite doors? Not to worry, we are here to get you up to speed. Composite doors are comprised of various materials and state of the art technology. What’s more, they are all the rage! Designed to fight off the worst of weather conditions while providing outstanding insulation, we’ll take you through all the reasons why installing composite doors are the best way forward while answering the questions you may have.
What is a composite door?
Composite doors are made from a combination of materials that come together to create a more considerable substance that is stronger than their previous individual components, resulting in a door that is durable, strong and, most importantly – stylish.
What are the different types of composite doors?
When you’re looking into having composite doors installed, a good rule of thumb is to do your research. The two main types of composite doors are timber or foam-filled; with either product, you can utilise our bespoke glass service, which will allow you to create the door of your dreams. Each type has its own benefits and drawbacks, and it’s all down to your personal preference and budget. If you are on a budget, foam-filled doors are a more cost-effective and popular option in the UK. They are more limited in design and colour options, but can withstand the most tumultuous weather conditions without being compromised. They also don’t require a lot of maintenance, which will make your life a lot easier. Aesthetically, the timber composite doors are very desirable among purchasers. However, they are more expensive, and the majority of homeowners do decide to purchase this style due to the vast design and colour options. The result of having a solid timber core provides an extremely strong product.
If you wish to investigate the purchase of a composite door, you can design your own here. Once you’ve completed this, Hayley Windows can offer you a quote free of charge, with no strings attached.
What are some of the benefits of having composite doors installed?
- Great security
- They are durable
- They don’t require much maintenance
- Excellent for enhancing the appearance of your home
- Energy efficient
- They keep out noise if you live in a busy area
- You can design your own
- A long-lasting investment
What are the cons of composite doors?
- They are expensive – on average most homeowners can expect to pay up to £1,000.
- Door slabs can expand and contract due to the heat (always ensure your chosen installation company has a guarantee in place, then this will be covered!)
- Overexposure to the sun can on occasion result in cracks on the coloured skin (as above always ensure you purchase with a reputable installation firm who will cover this in your guarantee!)
So, in the end, are composite doors worth it?
At the end of the day, the decision to have composite doors installed is entirely up to you. If you’re working within a budget, we can offer you a quote free of charge, or you get in touch with us, and we can advise you further to keep costs down with more standard styles. Having composite doors installed is an excellent investment, and it’s one you won’t regret. Not only do they give your home the wow factor, but they come with a tonne of benefits and will last you for a very long time; we’re talking up to 30 years. The benefits of having them installed truly surpass the drawbacks, so we would argue that they are worth it. If you also wish to have more control over the creative process, we specialise in making your dreams a reality. Once you have your ideal doors selected, we will get them installed for you at your earliest convenience.