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A Warmer Home

Are you worried about the rise in energy prices? They seem to continually be on the up, tugging at our purse strings and leaving us with less in our pockets each month.

With an Adoored front door you can fight back against the energy price hikes. Each of our composite doors has excellent thermal efficiency measures, on the Energy Performance Certificate rating.

This means that once installed you’ll be able to reduce those expensive bills by retaining more heat in your home, rather than losing it through an inefficient door. Our composite doors are manufactured with a thermally efficient core which is then coated with a Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) skin to ensure durability and resistance.

Energy rated Front Doors

But what is U Value?

Energy Ratings

This isn’t a rare question because unless you work in the construction industry it’s highly likely you’d never have come across the term before. However it’s best just to take a few minutes and get to grips with the basics so you’re not left flat footed.

Essentially, the U Value is a calculation to work out the efficiency of your doors. By efficiency, we mean the amount of heat that can pass through and be lost from your property. For the other doors in your home this isn’t a problem, but front doors are a different kettle of fish so you need to be compliant.

And why wouldn’t you want to be? A lower U Value means less heat is lost, providing a warmer home and cheaper energy bills.

Door U value legislation

Thermal Energy

The legislation reads that all composite doors need to have a U Value of 1.8W/m2K (1.6W/m2K in Scotland). Still awake?

This is the thermal efficiency of the door unit and the lower the U Value, the more heat that will stay in the home. It’s boring stuff isn’t it? Yet it’s wise to be clued up on the facts and ensure new front doors meet these regulations.

All composite doors should meet this U Value and a number of tests are carried out to ensure value doors are compliant. What’s worth knowing is you can get even better energy efficiency, so don’t just settle to meet the regulations and try to find the most efficient front door available.

So what if you don’t want composite front doors door, but something else? Well there aren’t any regulations for the U value, so you’re free to choose the value doors you want without worry. But this isn’t necessarily a good thing because inefficient doors will lose a lot of heat, and waste plenty of money on bills.

Of course you can choose energy efficient value doors instead and U Value will apply to calculate how much heat will be retained. Keep your home cosy and reduce bills at the same time by making a careful decision on your front door.