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Rockdoor is in demand

3_prodimgAt Rockdoor, our composite front doors  and back doors are in demand all year round, even during the summer.

We’re still hard at work researching, designing and developing our new composite doors , and training our ever growing network of trusted specialist installers.

At this time of year, you’re probably thinking about spending long evenings and weekends with family and friends in your garden, and perhaps getting ready for your family summer holiday.

In order to make the most of the good weather, why not browse our range of stable doors and french doors ?

Stable doors will provide you with better airflow and more ventilation, whilst french doors can really open up your home, and give you and your family easier and better access to your garden, whether you’re eating outside, or your children are playing outside.

When you’re getting your garden furniture out, tidying up the garden, and thinking about painting the fence, why not make sure that your doors still work well too?

A cold and wet winter combined with warped wooden doors, old locks and door handles can mean that your doors might have warped, and so can be hard to open and close properly.  Instead of wrestling with a sticking door, why not get a new Rockdoor fitted instead?

If you’re going on holiday, you’ll want to know that your home will be safe whilst you’re away.  Doors are often seen as a vulnerable area, so if you’re in the slightest bit concerned, you’ll want to do something about it.

For your reassurance, all Rockdoor composite doors are designed and manufactured with security in mind, and Secured By Design , and we’re proud that Rockdoor is the only back door that beat the bobbies (see here).

If you’re interested in a new Rockdoor front door, back door, stable door or patio door, then why not get it fitted now?  Our approved specialist installers are generally quieter in the summer than in autumn, winter and spring, so you’re likely to be able to get your door fitted sooner, and at the most convenient time for you.

Getting your new door fitted during the summer can work out cheaper too.  Contact your nearest Rockdoor installer for your no obligation quote , and see for yourself why Rockdoors are in demand all year round.

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Replacing Your Front Door

2_prodimgWhen it comes to remodeling your home, one of the most cost effective steps you can make is to replace your front door. If your front door is the standard door that came with the building spec of the house, consider replacing it with a Rockdoor. You will really add value to your residence while protecting your biggest investment. After all, your homes door is more than just the main entrance to your house. It is your personality, whether formal and dignified or exuberant with color. When guests arrive to your home the front entrance makes the boldest statement. Welcome them with the quality and beauty of Rockdoor.

You can make your entrance a focal point of your home by concentrating on the door size, style, and applied finishes. There are so many options available to express your homes personality from painted wooden doors, in which you should always use a high quality paint and primer, to over sized doors which are available in 8-foot heights or larger with enlarged widths. You can even use door fabrications including various grains of wood and wrought iron or front door design details such as stained glass inserts or hand carving.

For safety and security, you should consider a composite door which offers the ultimate in longevity, security and style. With all these options available, Rockdoor is a great place to start when replacing your front door. Keep in mind that, on average, a door is opened and closed some 3,500 times a year!

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Foiling Burglars

1_prodimgAll around the UK, police are reporting a rise in burglaries recently. Sometimes the thieves’ work is made easier by open windows on hot summer days, but many times entry is made due to weak doors or inadequate locks. Yes, the very door that you hope looks appealing and inviting to visitors can also look quite inviting to a burglar when it advertises easy access to your home.

To avoid being the victim of a burglary yourself, you should take steps to make your home less appealing to thieves.

The following factors can make a break-in more likely:

– open windows on the ground floor or other accessible locations
– ladders left out-of-doors
– garden tools, which could assist in forcing entry, left out
– bushes or tall landscaping in front of lower-level windows
– parcels or milk bottles left on the doorstep
– mail and newspapers piling up in the letterbox

Fortunately, some simple steps can help safeguard your belongings. Start with the points of entry. Never leave accessible windows open. On the other hand, a house shut tight in hot weather almost advertises its emptiness, so it’s not a bad idea to leave a couple of upper story windows open. Make sure your doors and locks are strong. A door like RockDoor boasts a strong, complex deadbolt lock encased in steel, foiling thieves who would pick the lock. Yet there’s nothing that makes burglars chuckle more than a complicated lock set into a door with a large, breakable window. That’s why the RockDoor is made of strong composites, which resist impact and are almost impossible to cut through.

Further steps can be taken to reduce the chance of being burgled:

– Don’t label your house keys. If they are lost and the wrong person finds them, you don’t want to provide directions!
– Keep valuables, as much as possible, out of sight from windows. Place car keys and handbags away from windows.
– Set timers to turn lights on and off automatically.
– Install locks on your windows.
– When away, ask a neighbour to keep an eye on your place and to clear your doorstep or letterbox when needed.

With this minimal investment-in timers, window locks, and a RockDoor for front and back-you can protect your valuables and discourage those who would help themselves to them.

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