Why are composite front doors better than timber front doors?
There are many folks in the UK who are looking for a replacement front door who may want to know the answer to this question – so why are composite doors better or are they better than timber doors?
Timber doors swell & shrink, some significantly, others not so much. But this expansion & contraction due to dry or wet conditions will eventually wreck the paint making it crack and peel. Composite doors also expand & contract in hot or cold conditions, but it is very little. Also the colour is all the way thru the doors skin, not a painted surface, so it cant crack or peel off.
Timber is a natural insulator, but modern engineering design that has gone into composite products have been aggressive in the way that they focus on energy efficiency – this can make a composite door up to 9 times more energy deficient than a softwood timber door.
So, Why are composite front doors better than timber front doors? – because they are :
- more resilient to damage
- don’t need painting
- the colour does not fade, peel or crack
- massively energy efficient
- very secure due to multi-point & 5 lever locks
They may cost a little more than a standard timber door, but you get more than you moneys worth from them. – go here for price info: www.doubleglazingpriceguide.org.uk/how-much-do-composite-front-doors-cost