How Composite Doors Can Help Improve Thermal Efficiency
With the weather currently being warm and then going cold, we are safe to say that we have had one long winter. Most homeowners over this period of time would of experienced expensive or paid more for energy bills. However, we can’t just blame the weather it could be that the price of gas is more expensive. Furthermore, it could be that your front or back door is falling and allowing heat to escape. Composite doors provide a perfect solution to heat loss.
Around 30 to 35% of heat loss can happen by gaps in walls, around the windows and doors. If you have a bad insulated front or back door, it will increase the amount of heat loss in your home.
If you have ever discovered cold coming in from around your door. You may have attempted to resolve the matter by installing draught proofing to stop cold air from coming into your property. Furthermore, why do this when you could have a composite door that will fix the problem.
Composite Door Thermal Performance
With the current doors and building regulations. Doors are required to have at least a U-value of around 1.8 W/m2 or less than. The U-value tells us just how much heat can pass through your front or back door. Furthermore, the lower the U-value the better and more energy efficient the doors are. Composite doors have a very low U-value and therefore exceed the thermal efficiency standards. Installing a composite door will help to prevent heat loss and save money on your energy bills.
The Range Of Composite Doors
St Helens Windows provides Three different types of composite doors.
- Standard composite door.
- Solid core composite door.
- Rock door composite door.
All of our composite doors provide good thermal efficiency. They can come in a wide range of colours and designs. Furthermore, you have the choice of three different types the standard composite door is foam filled covered with a grp skin. The solid core composite has a solid wooden core covered in GRP skin. Furthermore, the rock door is very similar to the standard composite door, the only difference is that if the glass breaks on a rock door the entire door needs replacing. On a standard composite door, the glass can be replaced.
For more information on our composite door range, contact us today on 01744 611203 for a free quotation.