All you need to know about Composite Doors

1 October 2018
Updated 14 June 2019

In recent years, composite doors have become an increasingly popular choice with homeowners due to their great looks, as well as their structural and insulating benefits.

Today we’re going to be taking a closer look at composite doors and how they differ from uPVC, timber and aluminium doors. We’ll also be looking at the pros and cons of choosing a composite door over other materials, plus where to buy them.

What is a composite door?

Composite doors, unlike other singular material doors, are made up of several different components. Typically a composite door has three distinct material layers:

  1. An outer layer made of uPVC combined most commonly with galvanized steel, however, this can vary from door to door.
  2. Layer two is a second uPVC layer.
  3. Finally, the door’s core is made of a hardwood.

There can also be further insulating layers, to aid with thermal efficiency.

At the Double Glazing Network, however, we’ve taken this a step further. Our composite doors are made of 17 laminated layers! Making them 10% thicker than the average composite door. This all adds up to the Vista being one of the strongest and most versatile composite doors available.

That’s not all though. As with all DGN products, we commit to offering a huge range of styling options to suit any home. You can configure your very own Vista composite door to your heart’s content, using our quote builder tool.

So what are the benefits of a composite door?

Composite doors are first and foremost, incredibly hard wearing. Due to the reinforced materials used, the combined strength provided is unmatched. As a result composite doors are very difficult to break in to. Coupled with our multipoint locking system, would-be thieves don’t stand a chance.

Composite doors are also engineered to be extremely weather resistant. As such they are very thermally efficient, perfect for homeowners looking to lower their energy bills.

Much like a uPVC door, a composite door is low-maintenance. Although they may contain wood matter, it is as part of a composite layer. This means that it does not require the same type of maintenance as a regular wooden door would.

Are there disadvantages?

The one main disadvantage of selecting a composite door is the price. The meticulous construction of a composite door and the high-quality materials that go into creating one, increase the price. However, this price increase is well worth the added security benefits that the door provides. With all of the advantages, composite doors continue to become a more popular choice for homeowners.

At DGN we provide secure and efficient composite doors with style options to suit any home. With an expected lifetime of over 35 years and a 10-year manufacturers guarantee, you can’t go wrong. Get a quote on your new composite door today. Or for more information get in touch with our team or your trusted local DGN installer.