What's the best material for a front door?

What is the best material for front doors?

Front doors come in all sorts of different materials and many are manufactured using a combination of materials. But what is the best material for a front door?

It’s one the most frequently asked questions we are asked here at Secure House and, in our opinion, it has to be a door made from steel. Our steel security doors are the most advanced front door solution on the market today, and they’re our undoubtedly our best selling and most popular doors with customers.

Steel doors v. timber doors

Highly affordable and energy efficient (so they will save you money on all fronts!), our steel doors feature all the design benefits of a timber door plus they offer all the advantages of a steel door. These advantages include the fact that they are burglar and fire resistant, plus they also deliver excellent noise reduction, thermal, water and wind insulation.

Timber doors are always visually stunning which make them popular with many people. On the downside, even though they are often made from hardwood, they don’t provide the same level of security as a steel door; they also need to be protected from the elements so will need to be repainted or refinished regularly.

Steel security door with timber-effect finish

The best of both worlds

Our strong and durable steel security doors do, in fact, offer the best of both worlds since we have a wide variety that have wood-effect finish so they actually look like they’re made from timber!

All the materials that go into our products are the very best available. Our doors are the perfect marriage of artistic design with technical know-how and they are specifically designed to protect your home from intruders whilst delivering the ultimate kerb-appeal and turning heads for all the right reasons.

Stylish and secure, our steel security doors are beautiful and functional which proves that steel is the best material for front doors!

Save energy with aluminium security shutters from Secure House

Save energy and money with aluminium security shutters

More and more of us are exploring ways to save energy in our homes and, in turn, save money on expensive heating bills. One of the ways this can be achieved is by installing aluminium security shutters on your property.

Security shutters are no longer a luxury, decorative element reserved for the rich and famous. They’re a key essential for new build homes and can also be easily added to existing buildings to provide a high level of security and energy saving capability. They’re also available in bespoke sizes and an array of colours and finishes that will complement any property, irrespective of location or budget.

Closing security shutters during the winter can significantly contribute to the reduction of heat loss inside the home, ensuring it remains warm, cosy and safe throughout the day and night.

In the summer, security shutters are perfect at protecting the interior of a property from overheating and therefore reducing the consumption of any additional cooling equipment such as air-conditioning.

How does a security shutter save energy?

An external aluminium security shutter is highly efficient down to its design. Once the shutter is deployed, it will trap air between the shutter and the surface of the window. This trapped air is an excellent thermal insulator in all types of weather, from extreme cold in the winter months and high temperatures over the summer.

Keep shutters closed during a hot summer’s day and you’ll return to a pleasantly cool home after a long day at work. Keep shutters closed on a cold, rainy or snowy winter’s day and your home will be warm and welcoming throughout the day and night.

Save energy with aluminium security shutters from Secure House
Save energy with aluminium security shutters from Secure House

If you’d like to discuss the installation of aluminium security shutters in your home, or commercial property, please contact us on 0207 8594207 or info@secure-house.co.uk