Why Is GRP Better Than Wood for Door Manufacture?

The entryway to your home is one of the key places where people will make their initial impressions; whether it’s family, friends or a prospective buyer. The most advanced material you could choose for your doors is Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) due to its stunning quality and incontestable durability.

GRP, otherwise known as fibreglass, is a composite material of plastic reinforced by fine fibres of glass. The individual strands of glass used to strengthen the plastic are very fine, giving the resulting material a certain degree of flexibility. This makes it incredibly durable and hard to break.

It can also be sanded and painted for an incredibly smooth, professional finish.

Fortunately, for those seeking a traditional look, you no longer have to purchase a wooden door to give you house or cottage a heritage feel. GRP doors can be shaped and painted to give the aesthetic of a wooden door, meaning that you no longer have to compromise on quality, longevity, security, energy efficiency and performance.

It addition, it as also possible to coat a painted wood core with a layer of GRP composite material to provide a natural wood grain finish.

Unlike wooden doors, which are prone to wear and tear, GRP doors are long-lasting and reliable. Wooden doors are immensely prone to be affected by the weather, which gives them a far shorter lifespan than GRP ones. Wooden doors are porous, which makes them incredibly high maintenance as even the tiniest hole stops them being waterproof. This can lead to the wood rotting, which is expensive to repair. GRP doors are completely waterproof and require no looking after.

Another downside to wooden doors is that they shrink and crack in time. This can lead to an ill-fitting door that is not energy efficient. Not only will this allow the cold air in and the warmth of your house out, but it could leave you with a high energy bill to compensate. GRP maintains it’s perfect shape and fit, giving you a more energy efficient home.

Finally, GRP is a necessity to keep your home secure. The security of wooden doors is far easier to jeopardise. GRP have the strength of steel, giving you total piece of mind whenever you leave the house. This, combined with their other benefits, makes them well worth the investment both in the short and long run. Don’t let your house down – invest in GRP doors today.