Do composite doors offer better security?
People often refer to a recession as a reason why there is a slowdown in sales in the home improvement market. In the replacement doors market, it has shown that recessions have little or no effect of slowing down in sales when there is one. There are lots of reasons that customers look to replacing their front door or back door, it could be they need to upgrade their door for security reasons or it could be keeping the draughts out so insulation could be the factor.
ONE OF THE BIGGEST REASONS SO MANY HOME OWNERS ARE SEEKING REPLACEMENT DOORS IS THE RECENT WAVE OF BURGLARIES THAT HAS SWEPT ACROSS THE UK.
Doors that deter burglars
Burglaries are on the increase and a recent statistic shows that 67% of intruders attack the front door or back door of a home.
Unlike our replacement composite doors, a huge proportion of homes in the UK are fitted with weak out of date uPVC doors, which more often than not are fitted with cheap Euro cylinder locks and flimsy panels that are not reinforced which are easily kicked through.
Through techniques widely advertised on the internet many criminals are now aware of techniques to snap or ‘bump’ inferior locks and cylinders which makes gaining access to your home not only a speedy process but also a relatively quiet one.
At the Compositedoorshop high security comes as Standard offering the latest in anti-bump anti snap cylinders such as Yale and Ultion.
Compsite Doors VS Timber Doors
Of course, there are other reasons that replacement composite doors are still very much in demand such as there are many timber doors still causing problems. Many of these timber doors may have been fitted for a long, long time and have just become tired looking. Although timber doors can look nice when properly maintained, many homes have timber doors that have not been treated well over the years giving another reason to replace with a more less maintenance free style of Composite Door.
Extreme weather conditions can fair badly on timber doors and are more than likely to swell or warp in the summer and winter months. This can lead to problems such as the door not shutting properly in the frame, gaps between the door and frame letting in drafts in these instances, replacement composite doors are the only solution.
Peace of mind
Composite Door Shop offer the perfect solution when replacing old timber and UPVC doors, as our high quality composite doors do not bow, warp or swell thanks to the engineered 44mm thick door leaf. Our replacement doors can also be fitted with Secured by Design “SBD” locking systems – the highest accreditation available for any residential door.
Another reason is that consumers are now beginning to favour the stylish good looks of a new composite door as the number one choice for front and back door replacement.