Why not consider upgrading to composite fire doors for your home?
When it comes to the security of your house, you have to remember that you are essentially encased in bricks, so the walls are not where the weaknesses are.
Sometimes on the news, you will see a burnt out house somewhere around. When you look at it, chances are the walls are still intact whilst the rest of the building has literally gone up in smoke. You can assume, then, that the problems in your structure that are dangerous when a fire breaks out are the doors and windows.
That is of course not to say that higher quality windows and doors will protect your home completely if a fire breaks out; it is probably still a very good idea to make sure you have insurance. However, good quality fire doors can keep a fire at bay, at least long enough to get your family and yourself out of the house safely. Even if that is not long enough for the fire brigade and emergency services to arrive and extinguish the flames.
You never know, it might be enough to save some of your possessions at least. Even if it is not the case, you will still probably feel better knowing you took the best preventative measures possible to ensure the safety of your household.
There are other safety advantages to composite doors too. However. Especially compared to wooden doors (which are of course particularly at risk in case of fire), composite doors are much more secure when it comes to repelling the attacks of intruders, as they are very difficult to kick through; a major weakness of the wooden panel varieties. A composite fire door is naturally even thicker and more sturdy; often they exist in a single, large structure, completely eliminating the possibility of a swift kick taking out a panel and allowing potential burglars access into your house.
Obviously there is only so much a door can do to protect your home; it can keep intruders at bay, and if you are lucky, repel them completely when they see the composite UPVC barricade and decide to go and find a much easier target.
It can also keep a fire out for a period of time, allowing you to get yourself and your family to safety, but once the flames are inside your house there is not a great deal that can be done.
Regardless of this, a UPVC composite is still the best protection you can get for the front and back of your house. Find out more at www.french-patiodoors.co.uk