A composite patio door is made from various materials which can include PVC, wood, insulating foam and glass reinforced plastic. These are assembled in high pressure conditions so that the finished product utilises the different properties of the individual materials. This varied combination results in two important benefits: strength and security.
Composite doors tend to be much thicker than UPVC doors, which makes them very robust and able to withstand bad weather whilst still offering excellent performance. A good quality composite door is made from the highest quality materials and incorporates the most advanced engineering and design technology in order to meet or exceed the demands of modern homeowners.
Look and feel
Manufacturers have put a lot of effort into enhancing the interior and exterior appearance of composite sliding doors. So now it is possible to choose from a range of finishes, including an increasingly popular wood grain effect that gives the appearance of natural wood, but with greater strength – and, of course, a lower price tag.
Keeping your composite patio doors looking their best
Very little maintenance is required to keep your composite sliding doors looking as attractive as they did when they were first installed. A wipe with a damp cloth every so often is all that’s needed – and for many homeowners this is a massive advantage compared to a cycle of sanding and staining timber framed doors.
Other points to consider
Security is a big issue for homeowners, especially when sliding doors can be at the back of a property and vulnerable to unwanted intruders. Composite doors offer the highest level of security thanks to their strong structure and combination of robust materials.
There’s a lot to consider before you make your choice and the best place to start is with the professionals. Send us an enquiry to get quotes from up to 3 installers in your area.