How Long Does A Composite Door Last?

At Fitter Windows we install a wide selection of composite doors for homeowners. Composite doors are some of the strongest options on the market as they come with a robust GRP skin that can withstand toughened conditions.

In this article, we will explain what a composite door is, how long it lasts, and how to keep it maintained for many years.

What is A Composite Door?

A composite door is one of the strongest doors on the market, known for its strength and durability. They withstand some of the toughest conditions and are soundproof ideal if you live in a loud neighbourhood or by a busy road.

These designs are available in a wide range of bespoke styles, colours, and finishes. This gives you a unique selection of options and glazing patterns, reflecting your personality in your home.  A typical composite door is designed to last for around 30 years with the right level of maintenance, as the sturdy frame gives your home a tower of strength. And the thick frame gives you extreme levels of security.

Another benefit of your composite doors is their security The doors come with robust multipoint locking systems and shootbolt techniques, which are designed to resist any break ins.

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What Are Composite Doors Made From?

Composite doors are created from three different components. The slid timber core will result in durable maintenance, and it is resistant to warping and fading over time. Our composite doors resist moisture and decay.

Furthermore, the outer skin adds extra protection to the elements, delivering extra protection against tough weather conditions.  Finally, they are manufactured with a tight bond between the materials, resulting in a fixed level of protection.

How To Keep A Composite Door Maintained

The durability of your composite door is long lasting because they are low maintenance. In fact, the only thing you need to do is wipe them down with a damp cloth and soapy water so they look in fantastic condition for years.

If you have a busy lifestyle, a composite door is cleaned once a month, but keeping the materials fresh is essential. This means replacing the handle, knocker and letterbox regularly. What’s more, wipe it with a damp cloth to ensure that it looks in fantastic condition. 

Composite doors offer sturdy security such as built in multi point locking systems and advanced shoot bolt techniques, that can prevent intrusions. This will make sure that you and your family will be kept safe.

Next, we will look at some common issues surrounding composite doors and how to get them fixed.

Drainage Issues

A common issue with composite doors is drainage issues. Composite doors offer an in built drainage system which lets rainwater drain away, which is perfect in tough conditions.  conditions. However, over time, this can cause issues as the drainage holes become blocked or dirty. Clean the drainage holes over six months to maintain their performance easier, making sure no floods occur.

The Doors Fade Over Time

One main issue is that the composite doors will fade over time, as a result of the exposure to the sun and harsh weather conditions. This can make the door look tired, so it is essential to restore the door to its original design.

In order to keep the doors upkeep, repainting the door will freshen it up and result in a build that looks its best for many years.

Composite doors are a popular choice because they don’t require as much maintenance. All they need is a damp cloth and soapy water to ensure they last for decades.


As composite doors begin to show their age, draughts and condensation are likely to appear, which can lead to health problems and condensation. This is down to a poor seal or the door causing a problem.

Adding a new draught yourself is easy to do, but if not, the professionals at Fitter will be able to advise you.

Maintain Your Composite Door Today

If you need any tips and advice for looking after your composite door, contact the friendly team at Fitter today. We offer many years of experience installing composite doors, so we offer friendly advice that is sure to help you.

If you would like to get in touch with us today, reach out through our online contact form or give us a call at 01279 799818. We will be happy to answer any questions you have.  

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