Our Guide for Composite Doors Pros and Cons
1. What Are the Pros and Cons of Composite Doors?
Pros – Composite doors are made using a wide range of materials, such as fiberglass which is compressed together and glued under extreme pressure. They are then clad together with an outer cover which gives them the real wooden look but is much stronger than wood. Composite doors will not warp or require to be painted. Hard to tell the difference between a wooden door and a composite door. Composite doors help keep the heat in and come with multi locks for extra security.
Cons – Composite doors can be more expensive than PVC and other options.
2. What Are the Pros and Cons of uPVC Doors?
Pros – uPVC doors are very easy to maintain and require no staining or painting. PVC doors are very well insulated and are stronger than wooden and timber doors. They also provide better security due to the multi-locking system.
Cons – Doors can be narrow looking in appearance due to the width of the uPVC framing. It is impossible to change the size of the door or the colour once it has been installed. It is also very difficult to change locks if needed.
3. What Are the Pros and Cons of Wood Doors?
Pros – When looked after and treated correctly. Exterior wooden doors can last a lifetime more than 100 years. They are very beautiful in appearance. Wood doors can be easily changed in size and painted in different colours if required.
Cons – Wooden doors can become vulnerable to the weather and will need to be treated very often. This is to help combat things like warping and twisting. Cheap wooden doors can come away from joints and may even rot if incorrectly sealed
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 very strong stable door with great stability like a solid wooden door.
Bespoke ranges of wooden doors are currently made using traditional joints. The use of dowels as a method for jointing, when used with 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. This is because of the PVC frame that makes the door. Which is then fitted and attached to the PVC subframe.
Composite doors overcome the problems you get with PVC doors and the 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. When they do fail to function correctly things can be added to them to make them better. New and up to date locks added, size reduction, and excluders to prevent draught. However composite and PVC doors require minimal maintenance and on modern homes, they can add style.
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