Composite Doors Vs UPVC And Timber
1. Composite Door Pros And Cons
Composite doors are a stylish choice that comes with a range of benefits to a homeowner. The fibreglass design is a durable solution covered with an impact-resistant GRP membrane. Plus, the GRP cover comes with an authentic wooden texture, perfect for a modern aesthetic. Our doors are available in a variety of colours and do not warp like wood.
One of the main benefits of composite doors is that they give your home a modern appeal and are robust at the same time. They are an excellent choice for many homeowners.
The only downside to composite doors is that they are more expensive than other options. However, you may have to compromise on style or quality with a cheaper product.
2. UPVC Door Pros And Cons
UPVC doors are a low-maintenance option that requires no staining or painting. They are well-insulated and are more durable than wooden door options. Furthermore, due to optional steel frame reinforcements and a multi-locking system, our uPVC doors can improve the integrity of the door.
Although uPVC doors can be one of the most energy-efficient options for your home, they can be narrow looking due to the thicker frames. Plus, after installation, you cannot change the size of the door and changing the colour can be a costly process.
3. Wood Door Pros And Cons
Wooden doors are the most durable when treated correctly. Furthermore, these exterior wooden doors can last for more than 100 years. Another benefit of these doors is that they are versatile. You can change the size and colour of these doors as required.
Although these doors are durable, they need to be ongoing maintenance to combat the effects of warping and twisting. Plus, cheap wooden doors can rot and come away from joints without a correct seal.
Benefits & Cons of Composite, PVC, and Wooden Doors
Exterior doors come in a wide range of colours and styles in today’s market, including pine, oak, PVC, mahogany, and composite. Some exterior doors except ones made to measure or bespoke doors are more than likely veneered onto solid timber. The reason for this is to make the best possible use of resources and can lead to a durable door with high-quality stability like a solid wooden door.
Most manufacturers traditionally make wooden doors with traditional joints. The use of dowels as a method for jointing, when used with a state of the art glues, can narrow construction time and limit the number of joints required.
PVC doors require less maintenance and cleaning, but they have a narrow look to them. That is due to the thick uPVC frame that makes up the door.
Composite doors vs uPVC overcome the problems you get with narrowness. Composite and PVC tend to end up with having the doorway made smaller than having a traditional wooden door installed.
Exterior wooden doors when looked after and treated correctly can be one of the best buys you will ever make. The great thing about exterior wooden doors is that when fitted correctly and maintained, they can last up to 100 years. However, composite and PVC doors require low maintenance, and on modern homes, they can add style.
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