I am always looking at ways to improve our home – whether it be new blinds, new kitchen appliances or new cleaning tools – as well as making sure that it is safe. With the colder months on the horizon, one of the things I have recently looked into is making sure that we have an energy efficient home – we can’t have all that valuable heat escaping – especially when I am the one who feels the cold in this house every winter! We already have great double-glazing but one of the things I wasn’t sure of was our front door. However, it turns out that we have something known as a composite door.
I was intrigued as I had never heard of them before. So my research found that composite doors are a combination of timber and modern materials which incorporate woodgrains to ensure that they look as much like the real thing as possible. You still get the option of decorative glass and, with companies like Kingfisher Windows, you can even design a door for your home which is completely unique.
If you are considering upgrading the energy efficiency of your house before the long, colder nights set in, here are just 5 reasons why you should change to a composite door if you haven’t got one already.
- Because composite doors are made up of a variety of materials, usually consisting of a steel reinforced frame and solid timber hardwood core, topped with a thermo plastic skin, it makes them both scratch and scuff resistant.
- They are resistant to weathering and will not react to seasonal changes like a singular material door.
- They are more energy efficient because they have a higher thermal resistance than standard wooden doors.
- Because of the materials used, the door won’t fade, discolour or require any maintenance beyond wiping with a damp cloth if it gets dirty.
- Because of how they are constructed, they stay strong and secure.
If you are looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency of your house – and keep the heat in – then composite doors are definitely the way to go if you don’t have one already!
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