Top 5 Reasons You Will Love Composite Doors – Instead of Timber Doors

Posted on 9th August 2022

Customers often ask the South East Doors team what type of door we would recommend.  There are several factors to consider when choosing between Composite and Timber Doors. Our purpose is to help you make an easy and intelligent choice.

Comparing Composite Doors to Timber Doors

Weather Resistance:

Be honest! When was the last time you struggled with a wooden door because it got stuck and you couldn’t open it? This scenario is very common, especially during winter or when it rains heavily, which happens all year round in the UK. 

Timber doors swell and get stuck because of moisture. They can flake, warp and even rot due to the exposure to the elements. The harshness of the weather impacts their durability and overall performance.

Unlike timber doors, composite doors are resistant to weather conditions. The materials used in a composite door design make it stronger and less likely to discolour or warp. 


It’s worth saying again: Timber doors are prone to ageing and susceptible to the effects of the environment. Thus, they need ongoing maintenance for optimal performance and are more difficult to clean. You may have to maintain them twice a year and repaint them every 2-5 years. 

Composite doors have a low-maintenance nature. As they are stronger and more durable, you won’t have to repaint or varnish them. To keep your composite door clean and shiny, all you need is a soft sponge and soapy water. Wipe your door kindly and dry it with a soft cloth, and your composite door will look brand new.

Life Expectancy:

Depending on weather conditions and the type of wood, timber doors can last about 30 years if properly cared for. On the other hand, composite doors have a lifespan of more than 35 years.

5 Reasons why Composite Doors are Superior

Greater security: Our doors have high-security locking and meet the UK standards for safer homes. Secured by Design upgrade on our composite doors has been approved, which means you can enjoy your holiday in Spain without worries. 

Variety of colours and styles: At South East Doors we offer a wide range of composite door styles. Our doors are fully customisable.  You can find modern, sleek and contemporary designs. 

If you are a timber door lover, you can still get the best of both worlds with a composite door. There are classically inspired designs with a wooden door effect. 

Thermal efficiency: Our composite doors are insulated, which means you will be cosy during the winter.

Excellent sound insulation:  Forget about street repairs and your neighbour’s DIY projects. No more headaches, if you live in a busy area. Composite doors contribute to noise reduction.

Strength: Our composite doors are of a solid bonded and reinforced construction. South East Doors offers designs that are manufactured to a greater thickness.

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How South East Doors can help you

Our professionals have excellent product knowledge and can assist you if you want to choose the right doors for your home. The ordering process is easy, and we offer quick manufacturing and delivery times. 

In addition, you can enjoy a premium door supply and installation service. For your peace of mind, all of our composite doors have a 10-year guarantee.

We are specialist installers with over 30 years of experience. Get in touch with us today to order your composite door!

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