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Now you have time to carefully review your home security, the best place to start is with your front door. Most intruders enter through the front door, afterall. There are a number of factors to take into consideration, so allow us to explain.
Composite doors are renowned for their low maintenance strength. Literally meaning ‘made up of several parts’, there are two types of composite doors you need to be aware of before making your decision.
Also known as fibreglass, Glass Reinforced Polyester composite doors are typically 44mm thick and made-up of a high-density polyurethane foam and a timber sub-frame.
Timber core composite doors are the most reliable of the two, as they’re 48mm thick – which is 10% thicker than a standard GRP front door. Reinforced with a 5-chamber profile, a robust ‘through-colour’ ABS thermo plastic skin and the choice of laminated or triple glazing, timber core composite doors provide unrivalled security. Dedicated to delivering the highest quality home improvement products, these are the only type of composites that Stormclad install.
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Aluminium is an inherently strong, lightweight, flexible and corrosion resistant material. An aluminium front door can be made approximately 30% larger than a composite door, so if your front door is an unusual size or shape, an aluminium front door will thoroughly secure your home from the outside world. Providing the best resistance to forced entry, aluminium also weighs 67% less than steel, which makes it much less likely to warp over time.
If you live in a listed building or within a conservation area, you may have no option but to replace your front door with a ‘like-for-like’ material. A modern timber door is much more secure than an old one, and will also eliminate age-old problems such as warping, rotting and cracking.
uPVC door manufacturing has vastly improved over the years. So, if you’re restricted by budget but need to upgrade a tired old uPVC door, a new uPVC door from Stormclad will notably improve your home security.
It’s also important to carefully consider the type of front door locks that are available with your new front door. Look out for:
Read the official Approved Document Q (Security – Dwellings) for full technical information.
For complete peace of mind, front door replacements from Stormclad adhere to the latest building regulations.
Secure your home this Spring, by upgrading your front door with a high-performance installation from Stormclad. Get in touch with us today to explore your options further – no contact necessary.