How A Composite Door Can Impact Your Thermal Efficiency

Are your energy bills much higher than you would expect them to be and do you feel the cold indoors? There’s a strong likelihood that your current front door could be partly responsible for both problems.

Golden Oak Composite Door

What you obviously need is a new front door and you won’t get a better replacement than a composite door as it will help reduce the amount of energy your home consumes and warm up the house.

We’re not just saying you need a new door for our benefit. A study conducted by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) found that installing an insulated door is the third most cost-effective energy-saving home improvement you can make.

It’s no wonder a composite door offers outstanding thermal performance as it’s developed using PVC, wood, insulating foam and GRP (glass reinforced plastic). The combining of these materials makes it far more thermally efficient and thicker than your normal entrance door. Composite doors are exceptionally good at stopping cold air from the outside getting indoors and this will make you less dependent on your heating system.

The overall thermal efficiency of a composite door can be influenced by the choice of glazing for the design. Current legislation stipulates that all new doors sold and fitted in England & Wales must have a “U” value not exceeding 1.8W/m2K.

In case you don’t know, a U-value is a barometer of the energy efficiency of a product – the lower the U-value, the more energy efficient the product is. Composite doors easily exceed thermal requirements, so there are no concerns on this score.

Once a composite door is securely in-situ at your home, you won’t be shutting your home off from the outside world each time you push it closed, but you will also be shutting out the weather too.

Click here to find out more about the thermally efficient composite door range at Eden.  










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