The best front doors welcome friends and family in, whilst firmly keeping unwanted visitors out. Sadly, the front door remains a common entry route for burglars, with 74% gaining entry this way. Even more shocking, 5% of thieves get in due to negligent homeowners leaving their doors unlocked! Coupled with the fact that break-ins peak during the winter months, this is the ideal time of year to evaluate the condition of your front and back doors and upgrade them to be sure that your home is properly protected in time for the holiday season.

 

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With this in mind, we thought it a better time than any to answer a handful of frequently asked questions concerning one of our most popular door products; the mighty composite door.

How secure is a composite door?

Taking every aspect into consideration, composite doors offer the highest levels of security for security-conscious households. Literally meaning ‘made up of several parts’, composite doors are constructed from numerous materials renowned for their outstanding strength and stability. The combination of these layers creates a robust, impact-resistant slab that, when combined with state-of-the-art multi-point locks, work hard to deter the most determined of intruders from entering.

Are all composite doors the same quality?

Quite simply, no they are not! Inferior composite door products often suffer from warping, locks that stick, dropped hinges, drainage problems and weather-seal issues, so it’s crucial to get it right the first time! The best composite doors (like ours!) feature solid timber cores or tough GRP door slabs, as well as locking systems that are designed, tested and achieve the official UK Police initiative ‘ Secured By Design ‘ requirements as standard.

Accommodating a range of budgets and lifestyles, we offer two of the industry’s most solid and secure composite entrance doors. Our 44mm thick GRP composite door is available with innovative Kubu smart locking hardware, making worrying about the door being left unlocked a thing of the past. Whereas our 48mm solid timber core composite door is up to 10% thicker than other doors on the market, with over 85 stylish door designs to choose from.

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Practically twice as thick as a standard uPVC door, composite doors offer a higher standard in every aspect in comparison to budget-friendly uPVC front doors. Composite doors avoid many of the issues that traditional timber or uPVC doors experience that can affect home security, e.g. warping and contracting. We’re not saying uPVC doors are insecure because they’re not. However, composite doors reign supreme.

Can composite doors be broken into?

The way the various layers are combined makes breaking into a composite door near-impossible. At Wolverhampton Glass, we offer a full 10-year guarantee on all our products, including our sturdy composite doors. Furthermore, if you upgrade your 48mm solid timber composite door with the Federal UCF Locking Cylinder from Brisant, we are so confident that the door cannot be broken into that if you suffer a break-in by means of snapping the locking cylinder, you can access £1,000 in compensation.
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What is Kubu smart locking hardware?

How many times have you thought…have I locked my door? The Kubu smart lock utilises smart and simple technology to monitor your door locks in real-time from a handy Smart phone app. Kubu equipped GRP composite doors add another layer of security, for complete peace of mind. Learn more by watching this short video.

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With over 45 years of industry experience, you can trust that your home is in good hands when you choose Wolverhampton Glass. We are proud to have completed over 25,000 projects across the Midlands in areas like Sutton Coldfield, Stourbridge, Hagley and Lye, so it’s likely that we have installed windows, doors and conservatory roofs on a home down your road.

Our dedication to our customers is at the heart of everything we do. Our committed customer services team and fully-trained installers work together to deliver high quality and custom-designed installations combined with exceptional levels of customer services that meet the exact requirements of each and every homeowner.

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