What Are Composite Doors?
Composite doors are a relatively new trend in UK households and although they are designed to mimic the appearance of a wooden door, only their core is made from solid timber. Composite doors are well known for their superior strength and durability, which is attributed to the blend of materials used to build them. This makes them a safer option as an entrance door than more traditional types.
What Are Composite Doors Made Of?
They are made from a variety of high quality materials, which results in a more robust and secure door compared to those made with a single material. Composite doors are composed of an outer frame, subframe, an inner frame and a core, all serving their own individual purpose.
Generally, the outer frame is made from uPVC reinforced with galvanised steel and GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic), whilst the subframe, is built with PVC to provide superior stability. In addition, the solid timber inner frame is designed to improve resistance to twisting and the polyurethane foam core is 100% CFC free and has great thermal insulation properties. Using only the best of the best, it isn’t surprising that this door has become one of the most popular choices.
Are Composite Doors Better Than uPVC?
Composite doors are the most advanced type of door on the market at the moment. They were after all, specifically created to solve issues that are often found in uPVC models and other more traditional options. Ultimately, composite doors do boast all the advantages of a uPVC door, however, they are more costly.
Can Composite Doors Be Painted?
Sometimes, homeowners can get bored of the colour of their front door and feel the need to give the exterior of their property a fresh, new look. Composite doors are manufactured in such a way that the colour runs through the outer layer, so it doesn’t crack. Thus, you can indeed change the colour of your composite door, but that would only change the exterior colour, which means it won’t be as well protected as the inner layer.
Can Composite Doors Swell?
Composite doors have a 2mm GRP grained surface that protects it from ever swelling, rotting, cracking or need repainting. In fact, this type of door requires next to no maintenance and is more resistant to weathering due to its blend of materials.
Can Composite Doors Be Made to Measure?
The short answer is, absolutely! Composite doors can be made to fit any frame, regardless of shape or size. Furthermore, you can choose between an array of different colours, styles, glazings and finishes. If you would like to see how your ideal bespoke composite door looks like you can try our online door designer.