HOW INSULATED DOES A FRONT ENTRANCE DOOR NEED TO BE?
When answering this question Hormann believe all garage doors should be as insulated as much as it can be made possible. Hormanns range of aluminium front entrance doors otherwise known as the ThermoSafe and ThermoCarbon ranges now really set the standards high for how insulated doors really can be. Their insulation levels go up to 0.48 which seems to be the best level for all domestic entrance doors at the moment. Not only does this impressive level of insulation provide excellent benefits for those who are energy conscious it additionally means the highest quality of technology, material use and the most important, security is firmly in place.
Hormanns ThermoCarbon door is 100mm in thickness (approximately 4 inches) It has a strong PU rigid foam and a high quality stability with the carbon glass fibre reinforced composite leaf profile. Additionally there is a sub fixing frame of around 111mm deep with a great thermal break and 3x sealing with 2 all around seals.
The hinges on a ThermoCarbon entrance door are concealed as standard between the door leaf and the frame and it can not be seen from the inside or outside so it won’t be able to be forced or the hinges can not be broken. There is a tamper proof locking cylinder that features premium fittings and anti picking, anti drill protection but still has a emergency function operated from the inside only.
Moreover there is a stainless steel closing strip in every door frame to ensure the closed status is solid and secure. The 9 point security locking feature is provided as standard with 5 swing bolts and 4 steel bolts that protect you with a simple turn of a key. If you choose RC2 RC3 or RC4 then you will be offered even further levels of security to ensure an ultimate secure entrance door is in place.
Variations exist in the way in which the locking is activated and ThermoCarbon doors and automatic locking when closing the door is possible as well as the connection made possible to utilise intercom systems with the door locking and then further enhancements from ‘BiSecur’ digital keypads, remote control access control or finger reader devices.
All these accessories are designed to meet the needs of the modern home tailored for you and your family.
Why do we need such high levels of insulation you may ask? Well certainly for years now we have battled uphill to convince anyone of the need for an insulated garage door but for many reasons over the last 2-3 years the tide turned very fast indeed with seemingly a far higher level of awareness for the need to make as much effort as possible in energy conservation. Combined with the developers finally also taking up the challenge to build eco friendly, energy efficient homes the front door is a far more obvious target for energy saving, especially when you add in side elements, or top transom sections with large areas of glazing to allow natural light in as much as possible. We have seen a massive turn in requests for the existing ThermoPro PLUS entrance door, offering 67mm of insulated steel door and see the ThermoCarbon being no different now it is launched.