When you are looking to replace the windows and doors in your home; something which you will more than likely have to do at some point during your lifetime; you must consider your options when it comes to choosing the kind you want. Many people still feel that the traditional wooden options are best, but there are a number of very good reasons why wood is going out of style, and is no longer the material of choice.
The most obvious benefits afforded to you by UPVC composite plastics are the added security; much thicker single
UPVC plastics are renowned for being more durable, and the mere presence of a composite door on the front of your home can more often than not be the deterrent you need; a thief knows that there is limited time to break in to your property and get out with your valuables, and getting through composite plastic can take so long that it is just not worth the attempt.
You may think that composites are much more expensive than traditional wooden constructions, and on face value this is true. However, a wooden door can end up costing you lots of money should a thief attempt entry, and is almost guaranteed to leak cash in energy bills.
Plastic is a much better insulator than wood, so even if you have double or triple glazed windows, there is going to be some amount of leakage if the frame is made from oak, beech or pine. Composite plastics are shiny and reflect heat, meaning that more energy from your central heating is kept inside your home, and you do not have to waste time and money varnishing them again next year to ensure that their heat retentive properties are retained.
UPVC composites also last much longer, as they are resistant to adverse weather conditions, and are much better at standing up to general wear and tear. For this reason, if you choose to spend money getting wooden doors fitted, you could end up spending that same amount of money again in the not too distant future.