The Environmental Benefits of Composite Doors
A composite door is one of the newest options in door technology. Its main purpose is to take the visual appeal of a traditional wooden door and fuse that appeal with the many benefits UPVC doors brought to homeowners. In effect, it is a “super-door”.
Composite doors are made up of a variety of materials, hence the name, “composite”. These materials are often selected for the high number of benefits they can provide to the homeowner, and might include PVC, Thermally Insulating Polyurethane Foam Core, and GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) to provide a hard outer surface that mimics the appearance of a traditional wooden door.
In addition to the modern yet traditional appearance and the high level of security which composite doors afford their purchasers, composite doors are also well known for being a more environmentally responsible choice for homeowners.
Firstly, it is important to explain the many environmental benefits felt as a result of the way the door has been put together. Notably, the Thermally Insulating Polyurethane Foam Core provides more thermal efficiency within the door than would be felt with a traditional wood or UPVC door and this feature is key to the environmental benefits of the composite door.
These environmental benefits are often felt in two ways. The first benefit of this layer is that it prevents cold air and draughts from entering the home. This means that the homeowner is less likely to need to rely on artificial means to heat the home because the home will insulate itself. Although even the most insulated home is likely to depend on artificial heating during a particularly cold spell, the more insulation the home has, the less heating it needs.
This has a number of positive results. Firstly, with less artificial heat being used in the home, the homeowner can save on their own personal costs, but secondly, and more importantly for the environment, with less heating being used by homes, the companies that supply those homes don’t need to generate as much power. This in turn can help to preserve finite resources for future generations.
The second benefit of the insulating layer is that just as the cold air is prevented from penetrating the home, the hot air generated inside the house is prevented from escaping. Some interesting information can be found alongside this price guide.
When hot air and fumes from running boilers and heaters are released into the atmosphere, they are known as Greenhouse Gases. These Greenhouse Gases then form a “blanket” in the atmosphere that prevents the natural gases that help to clear the environment and weather systems.
These Greenhouse Gases are, and will be, responsible for climate change.