Are wood or fibreglass doors better?
August 2, 2018

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.

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