If you’re looking around at options for replacing your front door, you may have considered a Composite Door. But what exactly is a composite door, and what are the benefits of them over other types of door?

What is a Composite Door?

A composite door is one made of a combination of many materials, in order to benefit from the positive aspects of each, therefore getting rid of the flaws of a door made just with one material. The door is then pressed and welded together under high pressure.

The materials that composite doors can be made out are:

  • A solid timber core
  • Foam Core
  • An exterior made from uPVC, laminate or Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP)
  • Steel reinforcements

What are the benefits of a Composite Door?

As advised, as a composite door is a mix of materials, it means that you can avoid the drawbacks of doors made from only one material – here are the main benefits of a composite door:

Low Maintenance

Composite doors require little to no maintenance and aren’t prone to the many issues of traditional timber doors such as fading or warping. They also don’t need repainting and can be cleaned with just a wipe down with soapy water.

Durability & Longevity

Composite Doors are extremely durable and withstand many different environments. They can also have a lifespan of around 30-35 years


Composite doors look expensive, and can come in a variety of different colours to match your home and aesthetic. They can also be customised with various furnishings such as door knobs and handles, house numbers, and various window options.


Not only do composite doors look great, but they are one of the most secure doors you can get! They’re thick, strong and tough with their solid core, so are near impossible for someone to force their way through the material. Ask your composite door supplier for different locking options.

Energy Efficiency

Due to the materials and thickness, a composite door is more thermally efficient than a standard uPVC or timber door – their heat retention can help lower bills in the winter and also keeps bad weather out!

Are there any downsides to a Composite door?

The only main detractor for a composite door is the price – due to their superior benefits and quality, this of course means that composite doors can be quite expensive. However, investing in a composite door is definitely worth it, especially when you take in to account how long they can last.

Ayush Bhansin

Ayush Bhansin has a degree in General Studies focusing on Interdisciplinary Sciences from Harvard University and has been a versatile contributor and analyst for 12 years. He offers a broad perspective on topics ranging from technology to lifestyle. His previous experience includes roles in market research and as a freelance journalist. He has brought his broad knowledge to various general content, providing insightful analysis and commentary. He is an emerging technology enthusiast and actively participates in various intellectual forums. He is also a classical music aficionado and enjoys exploring different culinary traditions.

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