What is a composite door?

Posted on 11.12.2021

Composite doors are a popular choice for homeowners when replacing their front doors, but what is a composite door? As an increasingly popular option for any type of property, what they actually are is less than obvious to most. Knowing what your door is and what it’s made of is an important factor to consider when choosing a new front door. So we have given you a breakdown of what a composite door, to help you make the right decision for your home.

What are composite doors made of?

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As the name implies, a composite door is made from a variety of materials. Typically, a composite front door has a glass reinforced plastic (GRP) skin which can be moulded to allow a variety of styles and designs. This enables the door to be extremely tough, rigid and waterproof, so it will last for many years to come. The base of the door is typically steel or metal with a polyurethane foam core, and they can have either an extra insulating double rebate or a more simple single rebate. A rebate is the groove in the vertical edge of the door, which creates a snug fit between the door and the frame, enhancing the thermal efficiency.

What are the benefits of a composite door?

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Composite doors are a great, practical choice for replacing your front door, as they are extremely durable and weatherproof. They’re also very low maintenance, so you don’t have to worry too much about the up-keep of your front door. A quick wipe down every now and then will leave your door looking as good as new. Thermal efficiency is also an impressive feature of composite doors, thanks to their high energy ratings. Your safety and security is paramount, so our composite doors are manufactured with the PAS 24 accredited multipoint locking system and have achieved Secured by Design accreditation, making them the police preferred choice and complaint with Document Q.

Composite doors vs. PVCu doors

PVCu doors are secure, but composite doors offer the highest levels of security thanks to a super strong structural frame combined with glass reinforced plastic. The laminated safety glass will also not fall out of the door if broken, it will shatter but stay in place. PVCu doors do have some variety in styles, but composite doors have far more options available. You can choose from a wide range of colours including Chartwell green, sleek black, oak and classic white.

Composite doors from Bowalker Doors

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Lead the way into your home with a beautiful Bowalker composite door. Our doors offer timeless styles that are known and loved by homeowners, which is what makes them such a popular choice, offering cutting edge, contemporary options that feature modern aesthetics and classic design. We have experience in installing beautiful bifold doors throughout Brighton, Surrey, West Sussex and East Sussex. So you can have full peace of mind that we can create the perfect home improvement.

Is it time to update your front door? Get in touch with us to replace your current entrance with a composite door. Let us know the specifics of your project on our website and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

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