Households are now buying more composite doors than any other type. This is despite the fact that most people have no idea what “composite” means, or what the doors are actually made of. So just take a minute to brief yourself on what these doors are made of and why they can be more efficient and better-looking than traditional wooden or uPVC doors.

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Composite doors have an outer skin-like layer that looks exactly like wood. Thanks to the use of brilliant new technologies, this layer is made of glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), which is extremely tough and durable. Plus, it also has the ability to take a moulded image, which means that it can offer doors an ultra-realistic wood grain effect finish.

Enhanced security

Those older uPVC doors were also thinner, whereas these composite doors have the heft of a “proper” front door because they’re thicker, meaning that more heat stays in and more noise stays out.

As for the inside of the doors, these typically comprise an amalgam of insulation materials, recycled PVC, timber and other ingredients. Used with other insulation measures, it will greatly reduce heat loss from your home. In addition, the mixture of materials makes this door very strong and therefore difficult to break down, so you also have the reassurance of added security.

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Traditional look, high-tech performance

Rather than just dreary brown, composite doors are now available in a wide range of styles and colours. One of the best things about our house is the colour of our front door: with composites you can express yourself and your style while still having the advantage of a high-tech, highly robust door. If you need to see for yourself how much better these types of door now are, Dublin windows and doors specialists Keane www.keanewindows.ie/ are good people to talk to.

Composite doors, for all intents and purposes, look like a traditional wooden doors, but don’t require sanding down and repainting every couple of years. And let’s not forget what a pain it is to paint a front door – you can only do it in good weather because the door has to be open all day, meaning that someone has to be in all day to watch the house. Composite doors put an end to all that nonsense.