Providing an opportunity to maximise the space and light of an opening, bifold doors can be a fabulous addition to any property. Not only do aluminium bifold doors provide a strong, extremely durable and flexible […]
When treated properly, wooden doors can be extremely durable and when a good quality door is bought, wooden doors can last up to 30 years.
Why We Love Wooden Doors!
There are a number of people who argue that wood doors are not as durable as fibreglass doors, and therefore fibreglass doors are a better purchase.
There are often claims that fibreglass doors last-longer and will not warp in extreme weather.
However, when treated properly, wooden doors can be extremely durable and when a good quality door is bought (like the doors from Bifold Doors UK!), wooden doors can last up to 30 years.
While there are, of course, a number of advantages to investing in fibreglass doors, there is often no comparison to the look of real wood.
Here are a few advantages and disadvantages of wood and fibreglass doors:
|Advantages of Wood Doors
|Advantages of Fibreglass Doors
|Disadvantages of Wood Doors
|Disadvantages of Fibreglass Doors
|Wood looks better and is more prestigious than fibreglass.
|Require less maintenance.
|Require regular maintenance.
|Wood is much more aesthetic than fibreglass.
|Wood is a renewable resource.
|Fibreglass doors are less likely to rot, rust, warp, bow or deteriorate.
|Can warp in harsh weather if not treated properly.
|Usually fibreglass doors are a more expensive investment than wood doors.
|If wood is scratched, it can be repaired easily.
|Slightly more energy efficient when installed properly.
|Some lower quality wood doors can fade.
|Fibreglass is a man-made and non-renewable resource.
|Wood doors that require replacement tend to be easier to work with than fibreglass doors.
|Can be stained to look like wood.
|Wood doors are slightly less energy efficient
|Fibreglass doors are more complicated + expensive to install than wooden doors.
While it is possible to purchase fibreglass doors with a wood effect, these doors do not have the same superior aesthetic to wood doors.
Wooden doors have a beautiful look and are most definitely a more prestigious option of door.
While fibreglass doors can be treated to have a wood-look grain, there is still a differentiation between the fantastic aesthetic and natural quality of real wood doors.
Browse our range of exterior and interior wood doors at Bifold Doors UK.