According to a recent survey carried out by the Double Glazing & Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme, 61% of 1224 homeowners asked cited ‘reducing energy bills’ as the most popular reason for replacing windows and doors.
And, according to a report by Palmer Market Research, sales of newer, better insulated, composite doors have risen by 30% this year.
Interesting research indeed, and perhaps inevitable given the rapid rise in energy costs - this year alone gas prices have risen by 22% and electricity by 12% - so it stands to reason that homeowners are looking at measures that will help them cut fuel bills and make their home as energy-efficient as possible.
In recent years many have turned to solar panels, especially as the Government offered a subsidy against installation, however this is now under threat as subsidies may be cut by half by next April if the Government adopts proposals set out in the on-going consultation on its popular feed-in tariff scheme.
So the statistics showing an increase of 30% in the sales of composite doors could well increase even more throughout 2012, as the more energy-efficient your front door is, the less heat you will lose, and consequently the lower your energy bills will be.
The composite doors from Composite Doors Yorkshire use the Kommerling profile systems, which are highly energy efficient and 5 chambered for better thermal performance. In addition all glass fitted in our doors is energy efficient Pilkington K Glass. This is a low emissivity coated glass which reflects heat back into the room whilst also letting in free heat from the sun, known as passive solar gain. Pilkington K Glass helps glazed doors to achieve high energy ratings to comply with Building Regulations Part L.
See our range of composite doors.