There are several very good reasons why composite doors are better than other styles in almost every way and have become more and more desirable over the years. They are inherently so much more weather-resistant and age-proof than other, more traditional doors and this essentially comes down to the bespoke materials used to create them and the scientific way that they are combined and utilised.
Composite doors are constructed using a mixture of natural and synthetic materials. They are carefully combined and balanced in a way that ensures maximum strength and durability. One key step that elevates the robust nature of composite doors to an entirely different level is that the layering and glueing together of the materials are done under extreme pressure. This creates a tight bond that is unlike anything found in any old-fashioned door. The materials used often include:
A timber core provides the strength and durability that the other layers build upon.
uPVC (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride)
A strong, lightweight, and low-maintenance plastic building material.
The frame that surrounds the door once the layers have been sealed together tends to be metallic for strength and added security.
Small windows allow light to pass but remain good at preventing temperature transfer and tend to be too small to be useful attack points for intruders.
The foam layer traps huge amounts of air inside the material and is exceptional at preventing the transfer of heat or cold.
GRP (glass-reinforced plastic)
Another key element in the prevention of temperature loss and also an incredibly strong one. GRP is flexible but almost freakishly strong and virtually impenetrable. In fact, it is not dissimilar from bulletproof glass in the way that it is constructed.
The weather-resistant, anti-ageing qualities of composite doors are a direct result of the materials used to construct them and the cutting-edge method by which they are layered together and sealed. This makes them strong and durable and helps to keep the heat in or out, depending on your needs and the climate in which they are installed. Wooden doors are, of course, made of natural material that is much more susceptible to weathering and they require regular painting or staining to protect them from the elements.
When it comes to high-quality composite doors, there are a huge number of benefits and almost no disadvantages. Even the added cost is mitigated by the energy that is saved by preventing almost all heat/cold exchanges.
Strength and security
Composite doors are significantly stronger and hardier than traditional wooden ones. Even a solid wooden door will eventually yield to forced entry given enough time and effort but a composite one is so difficult to damage that it might almost be considered impenetrable. The Rockdoor composite doors that we offer here at Rock Solid Doors represent the ultimate in security with superior features like:
Winkhaus multipoint locking system
Box section reinforcement
A to A++ energy-rated glass
3 Star Euro cylinder as standard
Composite doors require almost zero maintenance as they are infused with materials that easily resist stains, water damage, and general wear and tear. Whereas a traditional wooden door will require regular coats of protective varnish and other attention, the most a composite door requires is a quick wipe-down with a damp cloth every now and again. And even that is purely for cosmetic purposes more than anything else. Composite doors are exceptionally tough and impervious to almost anything that the world can throw at them.
Reduced energy costs
Composite doors are so good at insulating interiors that it is not uncommon to notice significant bill reductions almost immediately once they are installed.
Although properly maintained wooden doors can actually last for many decades, they do not fare well at all without that regular care and attention. Harsh outdoor environments soon take their toll on wood in the form of potential rot, parasites, and warping due to heat and moisture.
Composite doors are generally made to last for a maximum of around 30 years but are much more resistant to changes in climate, attacks from insects, and decay. They fare superbly well in extreme conditions and this is why composite doors are better than other styles when it comes to their suitability for use as external barriers.
Rock Solid Doors has a proud history of supplying and fitting only the highest-quality composite doors across the whole of London and the Home Counties. We believe that there is no better way to insulate and protect your property, whilst retaining maximum versatility, style, and kerb appeal.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments about what you have read. We are happy to discuss your exact requirements and any unique designs you might be interested in and give you an obligation-free quote.