Is Your Front Door Energy Efficient?
From October 2010, thanks to government legislation, all replacement composite doors will have to adhere to a door U value rating of 1.8W/m2K or less, which is the same as new windows. Composite doors are exterior doors made from a multitude of materials, instead of a single material such as wood or upvc. A U-value is the measurement of heat transfer through a given building material, glass, etc. so it tells you how energy efficient your door will be.
If you’re replacing your front door, then you might want to consider the energy efficiency of the new door. There are a number of companies available that will provide you with a legislation compliant door, but it’s worth looking around for one with a range of designs to suit your home. Both The Composite Door Shop and Yale Doors have a wide range to choose from and you should be able to find a design to suit your style of house or your personal preference. There’s a wide range of colours available too so you won’t have to stick to just black or white and you won’t need to paint your front door again.
If you have panels to the side or above your door, these can be made up to match too by The Composite Door Shop.