Does Your Front Door Need to be Fire Resistant?
The benefits of using composite fire doors internally are fairly obvious. They can help contain a fire, slow or halt its spread, and give you added protection from fires that have started in other rooms. However, many people do not think it is necessary to use a composite fire door for a front door.
It is true that a fire is unlikely to spread outdoors whether there is a composite fire door in place or not. However, not all front doors lead directly outside. In these situations, high-quality composite doors can be a useful way to increase your home’s fire safety.
Flats and Shared Entrances
One of the most common situations where a front door will not lead outside is when you live in a flat or a home that shares an entrance with other people’s properties. In these cases, using high-quality composite doors for a home’s entrance can be a vital way to ensure it is properly protected against fire. Otherwise, flames may spread into the entrance hall and then onto other people’s property. Apart from the obvious problem of damaging other people’s homes, this may also make it harder to extinguish the blaze and lead to further damage to your home.
Doors Linking to Garages
Sometimes, front doors are used for entrances and exits that connect a home to a garage. In these cases, using a high-quality composite door can be a useful way to protect your garage and the possessions you have stored inside. Many people use garages to store expensive cars. Others use it for storage of possessions they do not have room for in their main home. A study in 2011 suggested that the average value of these possessions is almost £3,500 per household, and they often include items with sentimental value. An ordinary exterior door can leave these items vulnerable to destruction in the event of a fire. A composite fire door, on the other hand, could potentially save them.
The Composite Door Shop supply high quality, FD30 fire doors to homes and businesses throughout the UK.