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Why are composite doors so popular?

29/11/2017
  • Choosing new external doors for your home usually means a choice between traditional mahogany doors, or a more modern GRP (glass reinforced plastic) composite door. Both are smart choices, however composite doors have become increasingly popular in recent times with customers who are seeking a stylish and practical front door solution for their home. If you haven’t considered them before now, find out some of the reasons why composite doors are so popular and some of their key benefits.

    1.    Durable

    One of the key benefits of GRP doors is how well they withstand the elements over time, making them an extremely durable choice and a very practical long term investment in your home. Composite doors are completely windproof, and will not rot, rust, warp in the heat or swell when it rains as they are completely water resistant, making them the perfect choice for a front door or back door. It’s common to get at least 35 years of use from a composite door, so it’s a great investment and a cost effective solution for your home too.

    2.    Secure

    Your front door needs to be secure so that it protects your home and the contents within it. Another reason why our composite doors are so popular is that they are high strength doors which come complete with a 5 point locking system incorporated, for extra security and peace of mind.

    3.    Easy to maintain

    With mahogany external doors, you need to treat them with wood stain, paint or varnish in order to protect them and prolong their lifespan. This can be a tedious process, which is why so many busy homeowners have turned to composite doors as an alternative. These doors require very little maintenance in order to keep them working as they should, and they are also very easy to keep clean – a simple wipe with a damp cloth will remove most surface dirt and grime and some oil occasionally on the hinges will keep them working perfectly for years.

    4.    Choice of colours & styles to suit any home

    You’ll never be short of inspiration when it comes to our selection of composite doors, with most styles available in a wide variety of colours. They are also available in several popular woodgrain options too, so if you want the look and feel of a mahogany door with the practical benefits of a composite door this is ideal.

    5.    High thermal values for keeping your home warm

    Energy-conscious customers love the fact that GRP composite doors provide an excellent thermal performance, so they help to keep your home warm and reduce heat loss. If you choose a style of door which includes glass panels, these are also double glazed to ensure they retain their energy efficiency.

    6.    Personalise your front door

    We already mentioned that you can choose your preferred colour of door when you opt for a composite door, but you can also personalise it with your choice of knocker, letterbox and hinges in chrome or brass. For an individual who likes their house exterior to look different and reflect their individual style, this is ideal.

    Interested in finding out more about our top quality GRP composite doors? Talk to our friendly team about our range, or find us at one of our three showroom locations.