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We all want to come home to a place where we feel protected and at peace. Undoubtedly, composite doors are known as one of the safest and most secure options available in the market. The material is hard to beat in terms of security, thanks to the reinforced materials and general robustness and quality. Furthermore, a composite door is a fantastic option if you want to upgrade the look of your front or back entrance. 

In this article, we will be going over how secure composite doors are so you can help protect your home, family and belongings.

What exactly is a composite door?

Multiple materials are adhered to and pushed together under tremendous pressure to create composite doors. The selection procedure is based explicitly on the door's qualities, which compensate for the shortcomings typical of single-material doors, such as uPVC doors made of plastic; composite door installations can be completed rapidly as a result. 

The composite door's multi-layered composition delivers strength and resilience with an insulating foam core and a solid outer frame. This makes it ideal for usage in any domestic household. The super-strong, high-density core is reinforced with enlarged mesh and a solid vertical steel bar, which together meet all Police-approved security standards.

Can composite doors improve home security?

Composite doors were created in reaction to the inherent faults of single-material doors; as a result, they have superior security characteristics. Considering every factor, composite doors provide the highest levels of security for homeowners and landlords who are highly concerned about safety. Composite doors, whose name literally translates to "composed of multiple components," are produced from a variety of materials famous for their exceptional strength and durability. The combination of these layers produces a sturdy, impact-resistant slab that deters even the most determined burglars when combined with cutting-edge multi-point locks.

Here is a list of the critical things composite doors provide to ensure your home's secure and safe:

#1 More resilient than wood and uPVC

It is not surprising that composite doors continue to be the most popular among homeowners, given their exceptional durability and adaptability to nearly any environment. However, are you aware that composites are more durable than wood and uPVC? These ultra-strong plastics consist of a thick foam core coated in robust Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) or a solid timber core coated in thermo-plastic 'Cool skin' (ABS) skins that can surpass the strength of steel. Composite doors are nearly twice as thick as ordinary uPVC doors and actively resist salt air, chemicals, and UV rays.

#2 State-of-the-art multi-point locks

The exterior construction of a composite door is simply impenetrable by a chisel, hammer, or any other standard burglary instrument. The fact that the device must pass 2mm GRP, a laminated hardwood core, PU foam, and several hinge blocks explains why composite doors present a formidable obstacle to robbers. This multi-point locking system is the primary factor in your safety.

74% of criminals gain entry through the front door, and 5% of break-ins are caused by an unlocked door. The conventional installation of multi-point locks with two hooks, two finger bolts, and a deadbolt provides year-round security for composite doors. Due to its reinforced frame, superior adjustable hinges, and cutting-edge anti-pick and anti-drill locks, you can rest easy knowing that your front door cannot be circumvented in accordance with the newest demanding security standards.

#3 Safety all year round

Did you know that robberies increase by more than 25 per cent when the clocks fall back at the end of October? With a mix of composite materials that actively resist warping, expanding, and contracting, as well as high-performance glass, we firmly think that composite doors meet all requirements for durability, safety, and peace of mind.

Added benefits of Composite doors

Little to no maintenance

One of the most significant advantages of a composite door is that it does not require costly and time-consuming maintenance to remain in pristine condition. In contrast to conventional wooden doors, composite doors are not susceptible to fading, warping, or cracking, nor do they require repainting. A simple cleaning with a damp, soapy cloth can maintain the pristine appearance of your door.

Curb appeal

Whether you choose one of our contemporary composite front doors or a more classic one, you can rest assured that it will give the front of your home a distinctive appeal. Traditional composite doors are perfect for older homes or for providing a classic touch to a modern home. Conventional composite doors are ideal for homeowners seeking an upscale front door without sacrificing their home's historic appeal. 

These doors are a perfect option for many homes, utilising the advantages of uPVC and double glazing while maintaining a more classic appearance. Modern composite doors are perfect for contemporary homes but may also give an eclectic touch to traditional homes. Contemporary composite doors are ideal for homeowners seeking an upscale front door to complement their home's ultra-modern style.

The aesthetic attractiveness of composite doors is what initially attracts people to choose them for their homes. Your front entrance is typically one of the first features of your home that visitors will notice. It must be impressive, and composite doors undoubtedly meet this need and will more likely fit your personal preference. The colour will never fade with a GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) exterior. These doors feature a wood appearance and modern performance. Fine details will contribute to the overall natural appearance.

Noise reduction

In addition to delivering superior energy efficiency, the structure of a composite door makes it ideal for busy streets and highways. Reduced unwanted noise allows you to enjoy your house peacefully regardless of where you reside.

A wide variety of options to choose from

Consider the increased adaptability of composite doors while planning your home. You can choose from a traditional or modern design that will complement the overall ambience of any room, making this a fantastic option for individuals who need customisation without incurring costly renovation costs.

Best value for your money

The best aspect about composite doors is that they provide excellent value for money and home security. They're long-lasting and have a lifespan of approximately 35 years, making them a fantastic choice if you want your home to look great and be safe and secure for decades. Additionally, these low-maintenance doors require less cleaning. You may rest assured that your residence is secured and protected.

Conclusion

So, is it easy for burglars to break into a composite door? It's possible, but only under unique conditions. In contrast to aluminium, UPVC, and wooden doors, composite doors will make it very challenging for those who wish to break in. If thieves see a composite door, they will undoubtedly find another house to scope out. If you are looking into installing composite doors for your home, then Rock Solid Doors may be the team you are looking for!

Our aim at Rock Solid Doors is to provide you with all the help and advice you need in choosing your ideal composite door in a friendly and unpressurised manner. We only supply and install top-quality branded doors (you can choose from 8 different companies), all professionally fitted by ourselves with a 10-year guarantee & building regulations compliance certificate for your total peace of mind.

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Graham Kidd
Graham Kidd
2 November 2023
100% recommend Paul and Harry a great father and son team! I'm so pleased that we used them to supply and fit our new front door. Straightforward to deal with from start to finish and communication throughout was excellent. They are extremely knowledgeable and were able to offer advice and suggestions when we were choosing the door we wanted. Nothing was rushed during the installation with great attention to detail. They took away our old door and frame and left everything clean and tidy at the end of the job. Thank you, Harry, for taking the time to go through everything with us at the end of the job, much appreciated. I would not hesitate in using Paul and Harry again. Thank you both so much, we are so pleased!
Andrew Brant
Andrew Brant
30 October 2023
Had a door fitted today. Extremely happy with the quality of the finish, attention to detail. Left site clean and tidy. Very impressed. Would highly recommend
Daniel Ashworth
Daniel Ashworth
6 October 2023
Had a door fitted by these very friendly chaps about 18 months ago. We're very happy with it. When an issue arose with the mechanism, they came out and fixed it in about 5 minutes and it's as it if is brand new again. Very pleased, would highly recommend.
L Edwards
L Edwards
2 October 2023
Communication with Paul was faultless throughout. He was polite, knowledgeable and efficient. Harry and Paul installed our new door, problem solving along the way. The finish was neat and tidy and they offered us excellent after sales service aswell. Would highly recommend.
Susie
Susie
22 September 2023
Highly recommend. We had our front door fitted by this lovely team. They were friendly, helpful, willing to listen to me debate options and provided helpful advice for choosing the right door for us. When he had a slight issue (no fault of their own) they came out to us the very next day and sorted it. Such a good supplier to work with!
Ed Barkham
Ed Barkham
21 September 2023
Brilliant service. No hidden costs or fees and no heavy sales tactics. Very open and clear from the start, and they worked really hard to fit a great new door in our thinner than average doorway! Great value and great result. Will be recommending to all.
fiona richards
fiona richards
10 September 2023
Highly recommend Rock Solid doors. We have used this friendly family company several times and have recommended them to others who have been equally impressed with the high standard of work and the product. We have received quick service and found them to be very reliable knowledgeable with no hard sell. The installations have been carried out professionally and they go the extra mile to ensure you are happy with everything. The external doors are robust and we are impressed with the quality of the product.
James Cooper
James Cooper
24 July 2023
Faultless customer service from a fantastic company to do business with. From start to finish it’s been a pleasure buying composite doors from Rock Solid Doors – in fact, we were so impressed with the front door and installation service they provided (we opted for a Solidor Ludlow 2 with 2 x fully glazed side lights) that we got them back to supply our utility door (Windsor Solidor – fully glazed) shortly afterwards. Paul dealt with our initial queries promptly, came to measure on site and provided a competitive quote very efficiently. These guys are first-rate craftsmen and know their stuff: evidenced by working around a couple of quirky construction issues without any problem – leaving us really impressed with the end product. It’s great to come across a local business that takes pride in what they do, going the extra mile for customer satisfaction – we cannot recommend Rock Solid Doors highly enough! Thank you Paul and Harry!
Simon Gould
Simon Gould
25 June 2023
Brilliant service from Paul at Rock Solid; our letter box seal had gone causing a slight leak - he responded immediately, attended this week and fixed with a new gasket. Would highly recommend the product and the service.
Lidia Duncan
Lidia Duncan
16 June 2023
I ordered my Vogue Rock door with the Ocean glass from Rock Solid Doors at the end of 2021. I had a number of criteria when searching for my new entrance door. It’s ability to insulate had to be A rated. I also wanted it to have a good quality locking mechanism that is smooth in action. My new door needed to be modern with a pane that lets plenty of light in and thus goes lower than the half line on the door, while leaving sufficient height for the letter box, so it is sufficiently high to be comfortably reached by our postman. The Vogue Rock door provided all that and more. I love sailing and the Ocean glass design evokes the lines of a sail in a beautifully minimalistic fashion. It also makes the door look unique, which is always a bonus. During my search for the perfect door I had lots of technical questions too. Only Paul and his colleague from Rock Solid Doors were able to answer all my questions and provide a door that offered what I was looking for. They supplied and fitted my new door in early 2022. My heating bill has gone down noticeably, as a result. With the golden oak wood grain on the outside, my door looks beautiful and elegant. Everyone who comes to the house for the first-time comment on it. The multi-locking mechanism has a smooth action and it is easy to use. The white wood grain on the inside finishes off the hallway like a designer window and door in one. Paul and his colleague went out of their way to make sure that I have the door and the finish just, as I wanted and that it worked seamlessly there on. We could not be happier. Thank You!
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