Save Yourself The Hassle, Invest In A Composite Door Not Timber

Are you considering purchasing a Timber front door? Find out why it may save you a lot of time and hassle by purchasing a Composite door instead.

Oak Composite Door Internal

Did you know timber doors require maintenance. This includes taking the door off its hinges and stripping the paint off. Even if you don’t want to remove all the paint, sanding will still be required to create a suitable surface for the paint to adhere to. Once this has been done the dust must be removed from the door to ensure a clean finish once painted.

Painting an object as large as a door can be a hassle too,  not to mention the fact you need to paint both sides. This means just one coat can take a number days including drying time. It is also important to make sure you are thorough to ensure the door is weather tight.

Due to the makeup of timber doors  they have a tendency to slip causing them to no longer fit the door frame as required, resulting in a draught. Fixing this problem can be expensive and labour intensive. The porous nature of timber can also cause them to swell in winter and shrink in summer. This can again result in a draught during the summer and a sticky door during the winter.

Composite doors on the other hand have many of the benefits of a timber door but are practically maintenance free. Aesthetically they are very similar to their timber counterparts, including a wood grain effect and similar panel style. There is also the option to repaint your door if you would like to bring the colour in line with current trends.

Composite doors are also designed with security in mind. The unique inner frame system is specifically engineered to withstand potential intruders. This also means it will last for many years and can even save you money on energy bills. If you want to find out more about our selection of composite doors view our composite doors online or give us a call today.


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