Can composite doors reduce your energy bill?

7th Dec 2020
Red composite front door

Composite doors can have a dramatic impact on your energy bill. They are composed of a solid timber core behind a Glass Reinforced Plastic skin, whilst their outer frames are built from multi-chambered, naturally insulating uPVC profiles. When fitted by Sheerwater Glass’ expert team, we ensure that it is completely draught proof, so no cold air will be sneaking into your home around the edges.

The result of these features is an A+ energy rating, an outstanding level of thermal efficiency. This ensures warmth is kept inside your home, leading to lower bill costs and more comfortable, cosier interiors.

How much heat is lost by older doors?

Around 35% of heat in your home can escape through gaps in older doors. Therefore, it’s a good idea to repair or replace them sooner rather than later. But how can you tell if your old door is leaking warmth and in need of repairing or replacing? Well, there are various signs to look out for:

  • Draughts around your door or visible gaps that let heat escape. This is a clear sign that it may be time to replace your door.
  • If your door struggles to open or close in the winter but opens with ease in the summer, then this is a sign that your door might be leaking out warmth.
  • Another sign of energy loss will be cracks or warps in the wood. Any imperfections can gradually open up, and these small fractures can also leak heat.

Take time to examine your door. If you can see glimpses of daylight, then you see gaps that will let heat dissipate quickly. Here at Sheerwater Glass, we can repair a wide range of door problems and fit a wide variety of brand-new composite doors to combat heat loss in your home.

What are the other benefits of composite doors?

Black Composite DoorIf you’re in need of a replacement front or back door, there are plenty of other reasons to consider a composite door. For starters, they can last thirty years before any maintenance is required. Keeping them clean and looking their best in the meantime only requires the odd clean with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth.

Composite doors can also be designed to be in keeping with your house style, no matter what that is. Choose from a wealth of colours, plenty of furniture, and glazing options, creating your perfect look in the process. The Glass Reinforced Plastic exterior is also designed to resemble a natural woodgrain appearance, so you’re guaranteed an aesthetically-pleasing door!

Are you interested in a high-quality composite door for your home? Give Sheerwater Glass a call on 01932 344 415 or contact us online.

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