When it comes to saving money, I’m sure we all want to be as energy efficient as possible in order to reduce our heating bills and become eco-friendlier. Within the home, there are various improvements you could make to further increase your energy efficiency, such as installing a composite door.

Did you know, that around 35% of heat is lost through the walls and through the gaps between your windows and doors? Although there may be quick solutions for this, such as draught-proofing. They do not provide a permanent fix for this problem. If your home still has older doors, then it may be time to consider replacing them with composite doors, not just for thermal efficiency reasons, but also for better security and durability.


What Is A Composite Door?

Composite doors are made from numerous materials that are selected for their unique properties. Taking into account all of the flaws that a door made from a singular material has, a composite door is constructed to provide superior durability, outstanding thermal efficiency, excellent security, and low maintenance. Our Solidor composite doors are developed with a solid hardwood core and as a result, these types of doors are extremely long-lasting and resistant to weathering and abrasion.

On top of the strength and resilience of our Solidor doors, they also feature a revolutionary multipoint locking system with an innovative lock cylinder from Ultion. Ultion is a 3-star diamond rated security cylinder that achieves the highest possible accreditations for any cylinder on the market. All of our Solidor composite doors are fitted with Ultion cylinders as standard, so when you lock your door, you can be sure that it stays locked. Even leaving a key inside the lock won’t affect its performance.

Besides composite doors, the other two main types of doors used in UK homes presently, are wooden doors and uPVC doors.


Thermal Performance of Composite Doors

At Shrewsbury Windows, we design and construct our composite doors with thermal efficiency and security in mind. Our composite doors have incredible heat insulating materials and a high-performance solid timber core, which is based on our proven and unique 48mm design that provides reliable around-the-clock protection. These types of doors are much thicker than uPVC doors and not only does this provide greater thermal efficiency, but it also increases the security of your home. In addition to this, our composite doors exceed the building regulations for thermal efficiency with an overall U-value of 1.6Wm2/K. The required U-value for meeting the building standards is 1.8Wm2/K and the lower the value, the more effective the material is as an insulator.

Our Solidor composite doors are on average 6 times more insulating that your traditional wooden doors which make them very effective at helping you retain the warmth inside the house.

If you’re looking for a replacement door that excels in thermal efficiency and security, then take a look at our range of high-quality composite doors. We feature a wide variety of styles, colours, and accessories.


Contact Shrewsbury Windows for Composite Doors

Shrewsbury Windows has over 21 years of experience in installing double glazing, uPVC windows, doors, and conservatories. Our showroom features a wide variety of products, so, please feel free to visit our showroom to see what we have to offer. Our range has lots of different styles and we also provide professional installations.

Call us on 01743 365995 or email us at for a free no obligation quote!

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