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The key 3 differences between composite and uPVC doors

Energy efficient composite doors throughout the North West

With rising electricity bills, we’re all looking for a way to cut back on costs. With our Rockdoor composite doors you’re sure to notice the difference this winter, capable of achieving a U-value of 0.83 W/m2K which is better than the industry standard for many composite doors. When you compare this to an A+ uPVC door that can achieve 1.2 W/m2K you’ll be saving hundreds of pounds over the course of a year in bills by investing in the more thermally secure product.

The way this energy efficiency is achieved is down to the way the door is made, having more chambers that are individually insulated and is made of an amalgamation of timber and uPVC. With this knowledge in mind, it’s easy to see why many of our customers opt for composite doors over uPVC.

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Anthracite grey composite door with two side panels

Safe and Secure Doors with Plan-it Windows across Bolton

If your concern is the welfare of your family and possessions, then look no further than our composite doors. Having passed the PAS24 BSI Kitemark test, ensuring that no one can enter your property by cutting through the door panel, our doors will continue to stand the test of time so whether you buy one now or in a few years’ time you can have peace of mind when purchasing a Rockdoor composite door from Plan-it Windows.

This is possible because a composite door mimics the effects of aluminium and timber doors; achieved by being two times as thick as regular uPVC entrance doors and being compromised of a polyurethane core – essentially rock solid. Being made of a combination of uPVC and timber, these materials compliment one another perfectly and aid one’s weaker areas to create a solid composite material that just boasts the benefits of both.

Golden oak effect composite entrance door

Which door is the best value for money?

Where many people opt for uPVC doors because of the comparatively lower price tag; it is an often-overlooked fact of how well will my door hold up over time? You can guarantee you get your money’s worth when investing in our Rockdoor composite doors due to their ability to last 30 years minimum due to the combination of materials it’s made from. uPVC on the other hand can last up to 30 but only if the required upkeep is maintained.

In essence, over time a composite door is cheaper, whereas a uPVC door is significantly cheaper initially but can still be a worthy quality product capable of suiting your home’s aesthetics, by being available in an assortment of RAL colours. It would ultimately depend on someone’s budget and expectations as to what is best suited for them.

Our Bolton door showrooms are available for those interested in an up close and personal take on our products

Red composite entrance door

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