Why Should You Choose a Composite Door
When it comes to replacing your front door, there is a wide range of options that can leave the average homeowner confused. From Timber to UPVC, Aluminium to Composite all types have their benefits, but which should you choose?
Sold core composite doors are the new kid on the block when it comes to front doors and are quickly becoming a firm favourite in British homes. In this post, we take a look at five reasons why you should choose a composite door.
Timber doors look great and have a natural beauty that other materials struggle to match. However, timber also requires maintenance, and if this is not kept up, they could look tired and shabby quite quickly. To maintain a timber door, it should be redecorated every 3-4 years in regular climates.
A high-quality timber door is also expensive, but cheaper timber options should be avoided as they tend to split and warp more easily. This not only affects their looks but also compromises the security they provide.
A solid core composite door requires little to no maintenance. They do not need painting or treating in any way and won’t warp or split. They are also more tolerant of extremes in temperature and harsh weather conditions.
Solid core composite doors are made from multiple layers of laminated veneered timber. Each layer is added so that the wood grain runs in a different direction, meaning there are no weak spots in the construction of the door.
When selecting a composite door, look for a manufacturer, such as Just Doors and Conservatories, that uses PVCu rather than GRP as the skin for their doors. PVCu is far more durable than GRP and less prone to colour fading or scratching.
One of the great things about a solid core composite door is the choice of finishes and colours you have to choose from. You can select from wood grain or standard finish and pretty much any colour you can imagine is available either as standard or through a colour matching service.
There are also lots of choices when it comes to accessorising your door. You can create your perfect front door by picking window glass patterns, stylish door handles, letterboxes, spy holes and door knockers.
Value for Money
Solid core composite doors are built to last and require no maintenance apart from the occasional clean with soapy water. The initial expense for this type of door may be a little higher than other options, but over the long lifetime of the door, you’ll make a big saving.
We all want to do our bit for the environment, and so it’s good to know that a solid core composite door can be recycled at the end of its life rather than being sent to landfill. When choosing your door ensure that the manufacturer is using wood from sustainably managed sources and offers a take-back and recycling service at the end of the products life.