One of the tricky choices for a homeowner is getting a composite door for your home, as getting it wrong may mean that you’ll waste your money on a low-quality door or get one that doesn’t fit your entire home’s aesthetics.
Worst case, a low-quality door can make your home vulnerable to burglars.
Recently, composite doors have become a good choice for many homeowners looking for a high-quality door for different entry points in their houses.
It’s because composite doors can keep the weather and any dangers outside, such as animals and burglars, out of your home.
In this article, you’ll learn about what composite doors are, why they are gaining popularity, why you should consider composite doors for your home, and how to get a high-quality composite door.
What Is a Composite Door?
Composite doors were designed because people hated the disadvantages of using timber doors in terms of security, thermal efficiency, and poor performance because of expansion and contraction.
A composite door uses various materials, such as glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), timber, and insulating foam.
Manufacturers use different materials for different benefits. For example, composite doors with timber inner frames have good structural strength.
Furthermore, a single-material door is good. However, having a composite door with composite materials means the door can get the best out of every material. It also means the door is a more complete package.
Because composite doors use various materials, it’s stronger. Of course, the materials used in composite doors depend on the manufacturer.
However, commonly, composite doors use GRP for the door’s outer part because it’s durable and waterproof.
The internal frame usually uses a combination of uPVC and hardwood to improve rigidity.
Inside, composite doors typically have polyurethane foam for thermal efficiency.
Composite doors also usually use steel reinforcement for better security.
How Much Is a Composite Door?
Since it uses different materials in comparison to regular single-material doors, a new composite door usually comes with a more expensive price tag.
Generally, you can get a basic uPVC door for less than £300. But, such an amount won’t be enough for a composite door, as composite doors generally come for at least £500.
Furthermore, it can get more expensive than that, especially if aesthetics is something that you want to prioritize.
If you want a better-looking floor design, be ready for the prices to go a bit higher.
For example, you can get a factory standard composite door for less than £600.
Because it’s a basic door with no extra features or modifications, it’ll work well but won’t look that good.
However, if you want to customize your composite door, the price can rise as high as your imagination can go in terms of door design.
So, when choosing a door colour or finish, don’t let yourself go over your budget.
Another thing that can highly increase the price of a composite door is getting glass inserts, with each insert shooting up the price by at least £100.
What Is in a Rockdoor Composite Door?
As stated earlier in this article, a typical composite door uses a mixture of materials, such as GRP, timber, and PU foam.
While Rockdoor also produces composite doors, Rockdoor composite doors are different from standard ones because we use PVC for the door sash, inner frame and outer frame, in hopes of getting a more solid insulating core.
Rockdoor composite doors are made to measure and not just cut to fit.
Due to this, we can ensure that the composite door you’ll get from us is the exact size you need and has the perfect strength and qualities for how and where you want to use your door.
Furthermore, another difference between Rockdoor composite doors and regular composite doors is that we don’t use timber to strengthen our composite doors.
It’s because it’s known that when you cut down timber, its overall strength and security are weakened, which means it’s not as strong as it’s supposed to be.
At Rockdoor, our premium range of composite doors uses different materials for reinforcing the door.
We use carbon fibre reinforcement. Carbon fibre is a strong and light material used in high-performance applications.
For example, carbon fibre is used for Formula 1 and other types of racing and in aerospace and military equipment.
Furthermore, our use of carbon fibre reinforcement also gives us the widest range of A++ Energy Rated doors.
Key Benefits of a Rockdoor Composite Door
With Rockdoor, you won’t just get a standard composite door.
We make sure that our composite doors are made of the highest-quality materials to give you the best value for your money.
- We use strong material to ensure that you get outstanding security
- Our composite doors are more long-lasting than uPVC and timber doors, giving you a cost-effective door
- Widest range of A++ rated doors
- Excellent sound-proofing for improved privacy indoors
- A wide variety of door and glass variations and styles in our Ultimate, Elite and Select series
- A wide price range that will suit all budgets
- Low maintenance costs
- Secured by Design, a police backed initiative available
For a composite door that fits your budget, the aesthetics you want with your house, and lasts long to make your money worth it, Rockdoor can help you out.
If you’re interested, you can also design your Rockdoor composite doors so you can get your composite door exactly the way that you like it.