At Global Door we know a thing or two about exterior doors. A front door for a home is always an important feature, and is in many cases the first impression anybody has of your home. When selling a property it has been claimed that psychologically first impressions are made within seconds of arriving at your home – and if that first impression is an ugly uPVC panel door or a tired wooden door, things are not looking up.
Of course selling a house is not the only reason to replace an external front door with a composite door, and in the current economical climate many people prefer to improve rather than move. Composite front doors really do enhance the look of a home; with over 7 colours available and a stunning realistic timber grain, our composite door range really is something special.
The thermal properties of our composite doors are some of the best available for any residential door, with some of our range achieving U values of 1.1. For those who don’t know, the U Value refers to how much energy is lost from within your property. For example, a warped old timber door will have a higher U value than a composite door with triple glazed glass units. The lower the U value the better.
To you the customer, we offer a U value certificate with every door produced, which is proof in black and white of the superior thermal properties of a Global Exterior composite door. After all, what can’t speak can’t lie.
Our front doors for homes can also be upgraded to have thermal glass, which improves the U value even further. These upgraded glass units are filled with argon gas to improve insulation, and also have a warm edge spacer bar which deflects cold better than the standard. Glass technologies have come a long way since the dawn of double glazing, and Global Door have definitely moved with the times.
Here is a recent example we installed for a customer in Kent. This customer had already had her original aluminium windows changed to Rosewood uPVC, but had avoided changing the door as she did not like uPVC. A few years later and the customer revisited replacing the door as it was terribly cold in the hallway during the Autumn/Winter months. After contacting us, the customer decided on a darkwood composite door combination – and after we completed the installation she said the difference in the hallway was unbelievable. Not only did the door combination look amazing (and compliment the existing rosewood windows), but also it has had a positive effect on the heating bill as well.
Before: Aluminium door combi letting in the cold (aluminium is a terrible conductor and notorious for letting in the cold)…
After: new Global Composite Door in darkwood with matching composite side panels…Google+