Composite front door in blueDue to their position on the entranceway of your property, it’s inevitable that an entrance door will undergo extensive exposure to a range of mild and severe weather conditions. The exposure to which can cause fading over time, but not always. Composite doors are the testament to this.

Do composite doors fade?

Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), also called fibreglass, is used for the exterior of a composite door. This material is incredibly resistant to corrosion, even in the most severe of weather conditions. The GRP skin has been specially designed to maintain a vibrant finish with virtually no maintenance and it will not fade during the door’s lifespan. Conversely, timber doors require repainting every few years to restore a bit of life to their finish.

An appealing finish on your entrance door is important because they play a key role in maximising your home’s kerbside appeal. A shoddy looking door gives off the impression of a poorly maintained home. On the other hand, a visually attractive door has the opposite effect.

Do composite doors warp?

A common issue with timber entrance doors is that they suffer from warping. Warping in wood occurs when the moisture content of different parts of a piece of wood is altered unevenly. The ingress of water and subsequent warping can be prevented by treating or repainting. However, the combination of the thermoset GRP skin and plastic edge banding prevents the ingress of moisture in composites, even those which feature a solid timber core. This means that they won’t warp.

Looking for composite doors Swindon?

composite doors in Swindon If you’re a Swindon homeowner looking for a composite door, we offer three fantastic types for you to consider:

Whilst the style and colour options vary amongst them, each has been fitted with high-security multi-point locks and perform incredibly well in terms of energy efficiency. Their Glass Reinforced Plastic skins are impact resistant, ensuring damage from scratches and knocks are minimised. If you’re looking for a high-performance, long-lasting door for your home, you can’t go wrong with either option.

In order to celebrate our 20th anniversary of trading, we’re currently offering 20% off every quote too! Interested in taking advantage of this fantastic offer? Get in touch with Emerald today, or for a full view of our product range, take a look at our website.

Areas we serve

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With a head office in Swindon, a short trip from the motorway, we are ideally located to offer our services across Wiltshire, Reading, Bath, Bristol, Marlborough, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and other surrounding locations.

Emerald provide and install home improvements in all materials – uPVC, aluminium and traditional timber. No matter what material you choose, you can be sure we’ll provide you consistent quality – our work is always finished to the highest standards, whether you’re installing 2 windows or 20!

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What our customers are saying

We pride ourselves on the hundreds of customer reviews that we have collected over our many years of trading. Why not read some of our testimonials yourself, and see how our customers have rated their experience with our service.

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Replacing patio door with a window

Emerald windows were brilliant. The patio door was removed and replaced with a window. All work was carried out from bricking up the outside to plastering the inside. Great work...

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We worried about choosing a window company. We looked at all the usual national firms but we preferred the feel of a smaller local family run business as the rep...

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Very Pleased

Very pleased with the whole process from Mark letting us see and touch the product in the showroom in Swindon (many don't!), to a transparent price breakdown, no "buy now...

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Highly Recommended

Highly recommend Emerald Windows and Doors; new Front and back doors fitted yesterday. Cannot praise Mark the Fitter enough, courteous, friendly and very helpful. Top job with attention to detail...

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Emerald Windows – A Quality Product

Emerald windows have just installed a new composite front door to our property. We are very pleased with the product and the installers were polite, professional and have carried out...

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