Composite doors are popular and preferred by a majority of homeowners. It, indeed, is their munificence in specifications that make them a choice of the first water.
Composite doors may be synonymous to security personified. Composite doors are known to have garnered its identity from the very fact of the consistency of materials used to fabricate the door. They function as the virtual security guards and you may rest assured that your house is safe and sound when you are away. House safety is no more a grave concern when you have composite doors to vault your house. However, the statements made in this article may not suffice to prove the door’s credentials.
Composite Door Technical Specifications
When composite doors are fabricated, they have to adhere to certain specification standards. The door leaf, the hardware that has been invested to make the interiors of the door, the insulation that the door provides, the design of the door and the threshold are some of the specifications that need to be provided. Enlisted here are the specifications that composite doors benefit you, and your house with.
☛ Door Leaf
According to the standards set, the door leaf or the flat and hinged section of the door; detachable in nature, is 44 mm wide. The door leaf is completely chlorofluorocarbon free or CFC free. The standard composite door thickness would approximately range from 760 to 915 mm. Nevertheless, there are no restrictions on the designs and the door width, as custom-made doors according to one’s personal specifications can be fabricated.
☛ Door Frame
The door frame is generally made of hardwood coupled with UPVC (Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride) which makes the door frame rank high on durability. The hardwood composition is meant for the outer door frame, whereas for the inner door frame, the material that is employed is called galvanized steel. The composite door thermal efficiency is enhanced due to the polyurethane foam consistency and the use of Glass Resistant Plastic. GRP has the capacity to retain its color and enhances the appearance of the door, thereby giving a grainy wood-like effect. It has a highly resistant fiberglass available in variegated colors, together with galvanized steel that aids the door in sustaining the weather conditions preventing it from warping, expanding or contracting. Thus, the insulation that the door provides is par excellence. Due to the chlorofluorocarbon content in the door composition, the door keeps the interiors of the house warm during winters and pleasant during summers.
☛ Door Lock Hardware
The door lock is an extremely important component where security is concerned. The locking system of the door is essentially a multi-lever locking system. It is equipped with key operated dead bolts, no-bump nickel or brass finish cylinder locks. The doors may also be equipped with door chains and a key/spy hole to lift the bar of providing security even higher. The locking system is advanced in nature with the door opening only when the master key is inserted. There are certain locking systems that are equipped with a palm or fingerprint detector that can let you operate on the lock to open the door.
☛ Door Threshold and Guarantee
The threshold of the door or the doorway sill is available in standard sizes of 70 mm PVC and is also available in 52mm PVC. If you are looking out for a one time investment door that works and provides security for years, composite doors could be the ultimate choice for ensuring your house safety.
Another addition to the composite door profile is its cost. The cost of composite doors coupled with the installation cost would range approximately between $1000 to $2500. I am sure that after reading through the specifications mentioned in this article, you may not like to budge from the idea of installing it for your very own haven!