So what exactly is a composite door? To answer the question in full, it is important to review each type of door. There are three main types of door used in homes today:
Wooden doors are the earliest type of door used in homes and have varied in design and style over the years. Despite having been around the longest, the traditional appearance of wood remains highly desirable, especially over the plastic appearance of uPVC.
uPVC doors are more modern than wooden doors and are popular for several reasons. One of the main reasons is that uPVC doors are cheap in comparison to expensive wooden doors. They also have other benefits in comparison, such as they have a higher resistance to weathering and require less maintenance in general. However, both of these doors have flaws which are very similar. The use of a singular material limits the design of the door significantly, allowing for certain flaws to be common across both types of door. This is where composite doors come in.
Composite doors are the newest type of door used in homes. Composite doors have been designed taking into consideration the common flaws experienced in singular material doors. Using a combination of materials which have been selected for their beneficial properties, composite doors allow for the old flaws to be effectively ‘designed out’.
Composite doors are made up from a variety of materials, including PVC, wood, insulating foam and GRP (glass reinforced plastic).
The combination of materials result in a door that is very strong and secure.
Composite back and front doors have a high resistance to weathering and will not react to seasonal changes like a singular material door. Composite doors have a higher thermal resistance than wooden doors, due to the insulating foam core.
A composite door is designed to appear as a wooden door, with an attractive wood grain, but thanks to the materials used, it won’t fade, discolour or require any maintenance beyond wiping with a damp cloth if it gets dirty.
In short, composite doors are exceptionally well-designed modern doors made from several materials. Their superior quality sets a new high standard within the door industry.
We fit the Rockdoor composite door range which has an enormous range of colour, design and style options for you, please download the brochure opposite to browse the many options available.