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What Are Composite Windows & Doors

There is one surprising question that comes up rather frequently. So much so that it forms the topic of this, our next blog post and that question is this: “What are composite windows & doors?”

No doubt there will be those of you out there now screaming at the computer screen, aghast that someone wouldn’t know the answer but as the saying goes; “it’s only easy if you know the answer” and so here we’ll give you the rundown on what a composite window or door is, how they function and what makes it different from other materials. From the outset we should make it clear that we are not saying composite doors are necessarily superior to other materials – each one has its own attributes – rather this article should be viewed as an informative piece on composite.

So, what are composite doors?

Well the big clue is in the name and as you can probably deduce composite means just that, a window or door made from a combination of materials typically timber with an outer cladding (UPVC or Aluminium) which form a kind of window or door sandwich.

But why would I need two materials in my window or door? Would I not just buy one or the other?

You could, of course you could, but the main benefit of a composite door comes precisely because of the combination of materials used with the insulating properties of timber and the tough exterior of UPVC or aluminium creating a highly durable and low maintenance frame ideal for most homes and in particular for those of us residing in the rather chilly United Kingdom!

Sounds good but with two materials do I pay double the price?

Not at all, in fact composite windows and doors can be very affordable and when the quality of the product is considered a sound investment for your property. One that results in lower energy bills and less maintenance over the life span of the product.

If you have any queries about Composite Windows & Doors, you can get in touch with us directly and we will be happy to take you through a consultation.

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