What are the benefits of Origin’s Residential doors?
When it comes to buying a new front door, there’s a whole lot of choice, and with that comes a lot of questions. We are going to answer some of the most common questions below.
Why is aluminium one of the best materials for a front door?
From a little bit of research you will find that front doors come in a range of different materials, varying in price and each with different benefits and drawbacks.
Origin uses premium-grade aluminium, which is extremely strong and highly secure. It also provides great weather protection and won’t warp or rust. Origin’s residential doors are engineered to last for a long time, and with that they offer a 20 year guarantee to provide you with peace of mind.
Aluminium is also one of the most environmentally friendly metals on the planet. 75% of the 1 billion tons of aluminium produced in the last 100 years is still in use today! It’s extremely versatile, lightweight, durable and 100% recyclable.
What makes a front door secure?
A door’s security comes mainly from its lock. In the past, many homes had doors that used just a mortice lock, but these were found to be too easy for intruders to breach and gradually phased out (although some older homes still have them).
Origin’s front doors are equipped with locking cylinders which are designed to comply with the British Standard for ensuring locks are ‘thief-proof’. They also have several different locking points around the frame which help to add that extra security. The innate strength of the aluminium also hugely contributes towards a truly secure front door.
Handles and hinges
The security of a front door can be compromised if the handle or hinges are damaged, worn, or of poor quality. Hinges should be fixed to the wall and door tightly, with long screws, and (if possible) fitted with a hinge bolt to prevent the door from being forced off.
Origin put their door handles through exhaustive cycle testing to ensure they’re strong and will stay that way for a long time. The Residential Door also comes with hinges engineered specifically to withstand intruders.
Will Origin’s front door keep my home warm?
Origin has designed their Residential Door to help make your home as energy efficient as it can possibly be. The aluminium naturally conducts heat, and they use a thermal break to stop the aluminium door drawing the warm air from your rooms. This thermal break is made of a high-strength plastic called ‘polyamide’ and sits inside the door profile—because it’s less conductive than the aluminium, it means less heat can escape.
These are just a few of the great benefits of Origin’s aluminium front doors. To find out more about why an Origin residential door is great for you home, get in touch!