Have you ever thought about how important a front door is? It’s probably the most used door in your house but your front door is far more than just an entrance into your home – it creates that all important first impression for visitors and sets the scene for what’s inside.
Of course, front doors should look good but it’s not just appearances that count; they need to be secure, weathertight and provide years of trouble-free service. Combining good looks with guaranteed performance, it’s hardly surprising then that composite doors are now the nation’s favourite entrance door rather than PVCu doors so, if you’re thinking about upgrading, it’s worth having a look at how a composite door can help you set your property apart from the rest.
Here’s our lowdown on everything you need to know about composite doors…
Built to last, composite doors are filled with a ridged insulation core of either timber, foam, or a combination of the two, and finished with a durable GRP (glass reinforced plastic) skin to provide superb thermal performance and easy maintenance. Unlike timber doors, composite doors will not warp or ever need painting.
They’re designed with security in mind. Composite doors are manufactured from robust materials and incorporate security hinges and multi-point locking systems to enhance security. Look out for Secured by Design accreditation as a guarantee of security on your door – this is a UK Police initiative aimed at setting heightened levels of security and testing.
Composite doors suit any style of home. For a traditional property, there are lots of classic designs in chic woodgrain finishes to match the style of surrounding houses. If you’re a follower of fashion, composite doors come in many contemporary designs and finishes to bring a modern twist to your home.
There are no style restrictions with a composite door. You can personalise your door with your choice of bevelled, leaded, frosted or plain glazing and add the finishing touches with handles, knockers and letterplates. And composite doors are available in a myriad of colours – why not go for a bold shade to stamp your personality on your home and get the neighbours talking?
Composite doors can enhance the light inside your home. Many designs include lots of glazing in the door and in glazed sidelights and fanlights to make a style statement and bring natural light into an entrance or hallway.
If you love aluminium, now there’s a great alternative! Aluminium doors look stunning, but did you know you can replicate the aluminium look with a composite door for a fraction of the cost? Check out Virtu-AL – the ultra-stylish aluminium effect composite door – which has nailed the look of powder coated aluminium.
Best of all, now you can have the UK’s first composite door in an aluminium frame with REAL. So you don’t have to compromise – you can have the entire aluminium look throughout your home!
Don’t miss our blog next month where we’ll be talking more about the incredible Virtu-AL aluminium effect composite door!
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