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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Composite Doors?

Until the development of composite doors, the UK door market was completely dominated by a wealth of UPVC and wooden entrance doors.

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The composite door started to gain traction amongst householders for many different reasons, but predominantly due to it offering something completely contrasting to its UPVC and timber counterparts.

If you don’t yet know much about composite doors, you will be far more in the loop once you’ve read about the various benefits of owning one and the slight financial downside of this superb door solution.



You won’t find a stronger door than a composite door. The thickness of the door frame is considerable, so anyone who attempts to force it when locked is likely to come away with a very sore shoulder.

Incorporated into the design is also a multi-point locking mechanism that firmly locks the door shut when the key is turned to a closed position. You can leave your house empty with complete confidence when there’s a composite door protecting it.


People seeing a composite door for the first time often mistake it for a timber door as there’s a definite similarity in appearance.

The reason for that is because a composite door is partly manufactured from wood and that’s why you see the same patterns and contours that a timber door would usually exhibit. There’s something incredibly charming about composite doors.


But while a composite door looks like an authentic wooden door, the former doesn’t require the level of attention that timber doors require; in fact you barely have to do anything to preserve it.

So that means no repainting, no retouching, no varnishing etc. Your only job will be to occasionally wipe the door frame with a wet, soapy cloth to remove any dirt that builds up. Once done, the door will be gleaming again.



Your budget will determine which type of door you can afford and you will have to pay a higher price for a composite door than you would for a UPVC door.

Try not to let the more expensive price tag complete dictate your decision as you should account for how much the door is likely to save you in energy costs over the next 25+ years. It will easily pay for itself.

Planet has a perfect pick of composites

We have several of the many composite doors in our extensive range displayed in our Kendal showroom. If one composite design particularly catches your eye, make sure you ask for a FREE no obligation quote to be organised for you.

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