Old buildings such as cottages and old town houses are very desirable with their traditional charm but often fall short when it comes to energy efficiency. Finding a front door that suits the property and offers modern benefits used to be a challenge but not with composite doors. Composite doors come in many different styles, including many traditional styles. They are not made from traditional materials but their appearance mimics that of a smart wooden door. Their outer skin is grained and has a more accurate colouring than uPVC doors, which often stick out as being not quite right.
Although looking the part is important, that is not all composite front doors have to offer. Their modern design uses the latest technology which combines a number of different materials all best suited for their role. They are tough, so not only are they durable but they offer high security. They are given a thermal core that provides excellent energy efficiency. Their frame is rigid and stable, so it will not cause issues over time from buckling or warping out of shape. It is often an issue with wooden doors that over time their exposure to the elements causes them to expand or shrink – either causing the door to stick or creating gaps that allow draughts into the home.
Although you cannot change the colour of your composite door, it does come with the bonus that you do not need to sand and re-paint or re-varnish your door. The only maintenance needed is a quick clean with a damp sponge to remove dust and dirt, and an oil to the hinges to keep them operating smoothly each year.
The hardware used on composite doors is of a high standard, so there is no worry of tarnishing.
The greatest problem with composite doors is choosing which style and colour you prefer!
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