When buying external doors, you may be uncertain as to which one is right for your property. Today then, with this in mind, we’re going to be discussing the differences between wooden and composite and which ones are right for you. Both come with their own benefits and features, but which type should you go with?
A door is a door, but is it? If you want your external doors to match your personality, a running style or theme or the architectural design of your home, then it does matter and it’s not just any door you need. Composite is both hardwearing and functional and a more modern alternative to wood. It has some great features that make it more robust and functional than you’d imagine with reinforced plastic and GRP. This stands for glass reinforced polyester, and this is an extremely functional man-made material has been used for exterior doors, both front and back doors for many years.
GRP is a strong material that’s not only able to withstand whatever the weather throws at it but gives added security, so you have peace of mind when you’re away or when you’re asleep. The windows can also be re-glazed, so if you want to change your door in anyway or if it’s accidentally damaged you can repair it easily and quickly with minimum fuss.
Insulation for warmth and coolness.
As well as being secure and practical, composite can also give you insulation. They’re renowned for giving thermal efficiency and resist draughts effectively, that way you’re warm in winter and of course in summer, it will work the other way, keeping your home cool. In winter, when it is cold, you’ll probably see a significant drop in your energy bills.
Composite doors are versatile in style.
If you thought composite external doors were drab and uniform, you couldn’t be more wrong. They can easily be customised to fit in with the style of your property. So whatever kind of style, or the period your home was built, if you decide to go with composite, you’ll have something that can fit in nicely with your home without looking odd or out of place.
Wooden external doors.
You may decide that wooden doors are the way to go for you as you prefer a more traditional entrance to welcome you and your guests at the end of the day, but what benefits are there to having wood?
Wood is good.
Naturally wood brings with it a traditional touch and with it charm and style that oozes class. They have such an aesthetic appeal and are both sturdy and hardwearing. A traditional wooden door can definitely give your home curb appeal, and let’s face it, first impressions count. Like composite, wood is energy efficient too and will help with energy bills.
The beauty, versatility and grandeur of wood.
Like composite, it’s strong and hard wearing but you’ll need to make sure you buy a quality door as this can vary from one door to another. What’s great though is that wood is environmentally friendly and also recyclable. And of course, who doesn’t like wood? It’s a material that’s versatile in that it would fit in with any style or home, whether it’s more traditional and classic in design or whether you have a more minimalist, modern place of abode.
Wooden/Composite External Doors.
So, which one should you go with? It’s entirely up to you, as we’ve seen both come with a lot of benefits. What we can tell you is that we have a wide variety of both in a range of different styles and we know we’ll have something for you that fits with what you’re looking for. Your door is the entrance and the exit of your very special home, whether you choose composite or wood, make sure it’s a quality door and come to us here at The Replacement Door Company. Take a look around our product pages and give us a call if you have a question, we’re here to help!