The world we live in is constantly evolving.

Doors too have developed rapidly in recent years, with advances in modern technology leading us to the composite door.

Whilst timber doors were the golden standard for several years, issues like their lack of durability and high maintenance increased demand for a door that does a bit of everything – enter the composite door.

Understanding Composite Doors

Composite doors are external doors made from a combination of materials, creating the perfect option for modern-day life and its requirements.

At Dream Installations, our composite entrance doors are constructed using either a 48mm solid timber or an insulating Polyurethane core, coated with an outer layer of GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) – with an optional upgrade of foam-filled, thermally efficient side lights.

Composite doors are available in various styles and designs, making them suitable for both traditional and contemporary homes.

They’ve risen in popularity for more reasons than just their beautiful appearance – with other key traits being exceptional energy efficiency, security, durability, and many more which we’ll explore in detail below.

Black composite entrance door with a white frame

The Benefits of Choosing a Composite Door

Fact No.1 – They have enhanced security features

Given their modern construction techniques, composite doors are perfectly primed to keep families safe and unwanted visitors out.

This is increasingly significant given the worrying statistic that 73% of break-ins occur through the front door, making it imperative that the entrance to your home is a secure one.

That’s why, at Dream Installations, we provide homeowners with the option of upgrading a standard composite door installation to one with Ultion integration.

Ultion looks to provide homes with the utmost protection with a cylinder lock that clamps down into place whenever an attack is deterred. This is far more effective than typical multi-point locking systems, as 11 pins are integrated into the door system as opposed to five or six, defending your door against 290,000 different key combinations.

Fact No.2 They boast exceptional energy efficiency

Dream Installations composite doors are designed with a focus on energy efficiency, achieving an A-rating for energy efficiency and low U-values. These features help to reduce energy consumption and lower energy bills.

They are designed to minimise heat loss, keeping homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This can lead to significant energy savings and a more comfortable living environment, as you’ll be less reliant on costly appliances like radiators, electric heaters, fans, and other cooling systems.

Low U-values are another indicator of energy efficiency. U-values measure the rate of heat transfer through a material, with lower U-values indicating better insulation.

It will also help to reduce your home’s carbon footprint.

Fact No.3 They’re incredibly durable

When investing in an external front door, it must have the ability to pass the test of time.

That’s where composite doors are particularly effective, with the Glass Reinforced Plastic outer later helping to protect it from the elements.

Durability is an area where traditional timber doors fall short, as they’re increasingly vulnerable to insect and weather damage, causing them to weaken and lose thermal efficiency.

Fact No.4 – They’re low maintenance and durable

One of the key advantages of composite doors is their low maintenance requirements. Composite doors are designed to be easy to clean and require minimal upkeep. Some of the reasons why composite doors are low maintenance include:

  • No painting or staining: Unlike wooden doors that require regular painting or staining to maintain their appearance, composite doors do not need to be repainted or stained. The GRP outer skin retains its colour and finish, even in harsh weather conditions.
  • Weather resistance: Composite doors are weather-resistant, meaning they are less likely to be affected by the elements. They do not fade, crack, or warp, reducing the need for repairs or replacements.
  • Easy cleaning: Composite doors can be easily cleaned with soap and water. They do not require any specific cleaning products or techniques, making maintenance a simple and hassle-free process.
  • Long-lasting finish: The high-quality materials used in composite doors ensure that they retain their appearance and functionality for many years, reducing the need for frequent maintenance or repairs.

Overall, the low maintenance requirements of composite doors make them a cost-effective option for homeowners.

Anthracite grey composite entrance door

Composite Doors from Dream Installations

At Dream Installations our perfect composite doors are crafted meticulously from timber and uPVC.

They are available in a wide range of colours and effects to ensure that regardless of your home’s current aesthetic, they will be a perfect fit for you.

Our range includes striking options such as Anthracite Grey, Duck Egg Blue, and Aubergine, but also more minimalist choices that include Cream, Black, and White.

If you’re after a traditional look, Rosewood and Golden Oak and designed to mimic the traditional appearance of timber.

We also give customers full control of their new door’s double glazing, to add a personal touch.

Glazing can have a great impact on your home, as a more transparent choice is a great way to let more natural light flow into your home. Alternatively, if you go for textured glass or something more decorative, this will add a great deal of privacy to your home.

Chartwell Green composite door

About Dream Installations

At Dream Installations, we’ve been proudly operating in Lowestoft and the wider Suffolk area since we were founded over 20 years ago.

As well as our composite front doors, we also take great pride in several of our other products, such as our extensive range of uPVC windows, other types of doors including French doors and others available in premium aluminium, conservatories, roof lanterns, and much more.

If further information on any of our products would be beneficial, feel free to reach out to our friendly customer service team on 01502 585 620 – or you can get a no-obligation online quote for free here.

Alternatively, we’re always delighted to welcome guests to our Lowestoft showroom, with details available here.

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