Composite Door Prices – Why?

Composite Door Prices

Composite Door Prices – Why?

 

At first glance it seems a very strange name for a web site or even a company – if there are all manner of door materials on the market why target Composite Doors and further why build a comparison web site around it

Composite Door Prices

Composite Door Prices

Perhaps the first question we should be asking is what is a Composite Door and why is it better than other doors – as the name suggests they are constructed from composite materials with either timber or solid foam core a woodgrain GRP they have excellent thermal and acoustic properties because of their construction they all but eliminate problems such as bowing and rotting, and they have an anticipated life span up to thirty years. Possibly the most endearing feature is that because of the methods of construction they can be manufactured to mimic ANY pattern or style of door.

So a composite Door possess everything that is good in all of the competition and discards everything that is either not so good or frankly poor about the alternatives –which are timber, UPVC or Aluminium –

And probably more important from our perspective there are hundreds of Composite Door manufacturers / suppliers but millions of door suppliers when all materials are considered and before we include any door on our web site we thoroughly vet its credentials so the task would have been impossible.

We have nothing against Timber / UPVC or aluminium doors but we simply think Composite Doors are the future and our reasoning is as follows –

Timber Doors – Wood we all love it but for the average household they are neither the most practical or cost effective choice for a new front door

Timber Doors

Timber Doors

 

They look good and as timber is a natural material – doors can be formed into a wide variety of styles and of course as they are generally varnished or painted –damage can be easily repaired and endless hours can be spent choosing and applying your preferred varnish or paint –

But and there is a downside – when craftsman manufactured a timber door can be very expensive and they can be prone to warping and bowing due to seasonal temperature changes shrinking in the heat of summer and expanding in the cold and wet of winter, causing the door to stick and jam, they can rot practically anywhere so correct mastic sealing of frames and varnish/paint protection of doors and frames is essential.

 

A Composite door has all of the benefits but none of the detriments

 

UPVC Doors –Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride, a rigid, chemically resistant form of PVC the material is very low maintenance incredibly versatile and cost effective, used to make a variety of building products notably for plumbing and drainage, including drainpipes and guttering and since

the late 80s and early 90s we have had UPVC doors which as they were comparatively cheap and needed minimal upkeep proved an instant success

Upvc front doors

Upvc front doors

 

 

However, as technology has moved on the UPVC door is considered a bit “dated” and although UPVC doors perform very well against the elements the older examples tend to discolour -although colours are now readily available

 

UPVC doors are perfectly functional and provide a very cost effective solution however much as they have improved with styles and colours in recent times they have some inherent problems particularly security due to their construction it is not difficult to force door panels with a minimum of physical force and if they are damaged they can be difficult to repair

A Composite door has all of the benefits but none of the detriments

 

Aluminium Doors – the material that keeps re-inventing itself in door manufacture very popular during the 70s and 80s but crashed out of popularity with the advent of UPVC on the grounds of cost and maintenance. The aluminium door has never really gone away although its presence in the household environment may have diminished it has always maintained a strong presence in the commercial market –

-and with the use of anodising and powder coating techniques it is now available in a vast range of colours. Like a “Phoenix “aluminium is again on the rise in the domestic market this time as one of the main materials used in the manufacture of “Bi-fold doors”

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A Composite door has all of the benefits but none of the detriments

 

Composite Doors – if a composite door has all of the benefits but none of the detriments of its alternative material competitors it seems perfectly natural to us here at GFD HQ that it should be the home core product of a Comparison cost/product/service, web site so what will you find on our web site – the key point – Manufacturers we trust to deliver the product and service.

Manufacturers who provide doors in traditional, contemporary, cottage styles, there are dozens of them, colours we have seen up to eighteen

but most manufacturers offer at least twelve and accessories for glazing and hardware, there is something to match every taste.

All the composite doors we compare are Factory engineered under quality controlled conditions with reinforced frames and laminated materials is all part of a strong and durable composite construction that creates a solid and secure door and they are clad each side with GRP skins with wood grain effect so they are both visibly appealing and extremely durable requiring very e maintenance.

All of the doors we promote have excellent thermal and acoustic insulation qualities ensure that your home is comfortable whatever the season.

 

A new front door is unlikely to be the most expensive purchase that any of us ever make in our lives but it will also be far from the cheapest so it is well worth taking that extra time to ensure that you make the correct choice and there you have it – the reason for a web site called Composite Door Prices we want to help you make the correct decision based upon as many informative facts as we can provide.

With doors that can look as good as this when installed –

Installed Composite Doors

Installed Composite Doors

We don’t think you can find a better place to start in your quest for a new front door

 

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A new front door is unlikely to be the most expensive purchase that any of us ever make in our lives but it will also be far from the cheapest so it is well worth taking that extra time to ensure that you make the correct choice and there you have it
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Author Ian Richardson

About Ian Ian is a fount of knowledge when it comes to composite doors. Having dealings with virtually every manufacturer, there isn't much he hasn't come across, but that doesn't mean he doesn't get surprised on a weekly basis.

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