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Composite Doors Vs Wooden Doors: Which Is Best For My Home?

composite doors vs wooden doors

Far too often, the importance of a strong front door is forgotten. Your choice of front door doesn’t just impact the security of your home, it actually says a lot about your personality. 

A yellow front door says that you’re cheery… a red front door says that you’re spontaneous and bold… an orange front door says that you’re warm and reliable… and the list goes on. 

Most of us don’t consciously decide what we want our front doors to say about our personalities, but nonetheless, a front door creates an impression. It also creates an impression for potential buyers, so if you’re looking to sell, start your property makeover at the front door!

The first decision that you make about your new front door isn’t the colour though, it’s the material that the door is made out of. Composite and wood are two of the most popular choices in the UK, but which is best? It's time to find out...

composite doors vs wooden doors

Wooden doors ooze classic charm and traditional design, you just can’t get more traditional than the sturdy and classic wooden door. This is a great benefit to the aesthetic appeal of your home and can help to improve your curb-appeal substantially

The Benefits of Wooden Doors

Wood doors are undeniably the traditional option, and going back a fair few decades, it was likely to be the only real option. A wooden door has charm, but what are the main benefits of the classical choice?

1)    Traditional Appeal

Wooden doors ooze classic charm and traditional design, you just can’t get more traditional than the sturdy and classic wooden door. This is a great benefit to the aesthetic appeal of your home and can help to improve your curb-appeal substantially.  

2)    Good Energy Efficiency

Wood is a natural insulator, so it goes without saving that a wooden door is going to offer the same kind of benefits. A strong wooden door will make sure that the front of your home is thermally efficient, and it will help you to save a little extra energy. 

3)    Strong

Strength is important in a front door and it’s something that wood can readily offer. A high-quality wooden door will be very sturdy, but the quality does vary from design to design, so you need to be careful about which door you choose. 

4)    Environmentally Friendly

Producing wooden doors is very environmentally friendly. It takes very little to produce the door, and the energy-saving benefits of the door also help to do their part in the overall efficiency of your home.  

composite doors vs wooden doors

A secure door is a good door; with composite, you never have to compromise on security. There are a range of hardware options for composite doors that can easily be installed for your peace of mind over the safety of your home

The Benefits of Composite Doors

If a wooden door is the traditional option, then a composite door is the modern one. Composite is one of the newest additions to the door market, offering great features thanks to the durable glass reinforced plastic construction. But can composite compete with wood?

1)    Very Strong 

One of the most important features of a composite door is its incredible strength. Doors made from composite are durable, secure, and very safe, so much so that the material is even used to construct the hulls of boats. 

2)    Windows Can Be Re-Glazed

While it’s a small benefit, you’ll be thankful for the ability to re-glaze the windows on your composite door it if you want to refresh the style of your door, or your door gets damaged and you need emergency repairs. 

3)    Thermally Efficient 

Composite doors are very thermally efficient, and draught resistent, so if you have one installed, you can cross off ‘doors’ on the list of main draught spots in your home. Installing a composite door will help to cut your energy expenditure, which is always a welcome bonus. 

4)    Excellent Hardware Options

A secure door is a good door; with composite, you never have to compromise on security. There are a range of hardware options for composite doors that can easily be installed for your peace of mind over the safety of your home. 

5)    Very Customisable

Colours, designs, styles, glazing varieties… there are a large number of ways to customise a composite door. If you want to show your personality off in your door choice, then composite is the best material to start!

composite doors vs wooden doors

Your choice of door is very personal, but between wood and composite, it comes down to whether you’re willing to trade high-security for traditional appeal. Both door styles are great, but with composite, you’re getting a low-maintenance door that is equally strong and durable

Which Door Should You Choose for Your Home?

For strength, security, and customisation, it’s difficult to overtake the excellent benefits that a composite doors offer. However, wood takes the crown for the most traditional style. 

Your choice of door is very personal, but between wood and composite, it comes down to whether you’re willing to trade high-security for traditional appeal. Both door styles are great, but with composite, you’re getting a low-maintenance door that is strong and durable. 

For more information about choosing a new door for your home, please call our glazing experts today on 0800 1700 636, or make an enquiry via our website.