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Do Composite Doors Fade In Sunlight?

Do composite doors fade in sunlight

Do Composite Doors Fade In Sunlight?

If you've had your eye on a new composite door for a while, you'll probably want to know all its benefits and drawbacks so you can make an informed purchase.

This piece will discuss whether composite doors fade in sunlight, how to prevent this from occurring, and a few tips on restoring a composite door.

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Do Composite Doors Fade?

Unfortunately, composite doors, like any other doors or painted products, do fade in the sunlight over time. Fortunately, though, there is some good news: modern composite doors take significantly longer to fade than timber doors.

This means you won't need to varnish, oil, paint, or stain your composite door a few times a year as you would if you had a timber front door.

This is due to the combination of strong materials used to make composite doors, such as glass-reinforced plastic, which is applied to the outer layer of our doors and makes them so conveniently low-maintenance. GRP is one of the materials that give composite doors excellent durability, as it is highly resistant to heat and cold.

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Will My Composite Door Warp In The Sunlight?

Now that you know it will take a long time for your composite door's colour to fade, you might wonder whether a composite door will warp if it is exposed to excessive sunlight.

When timber doors and uPVC doors are regularly exposed to heat or water, they can expand or shrink and eventually warp permanently, making them hard to open and close.

While composite doors aren't exempt from expanding and shrinking when the weather is too hot or cold, they will return to their standard size and shape once the temperature is more moderate.

Composite doors are also extremely watertight thanks to their glass-reinforced plastic skin, so there is no chance of any water creeping inside, regardless of how wet the weather gets.

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How Do I Prevent My Composite Door From Fading?

Composite doors require minimal maintenance, which is one of the reasons they are so appealing, as you'll never need to paint, stain, oil, or varnish your composite door - for a good few years, at least.

If you want to keep your composite door in good condition for a long time, you can clean it regularly to give it some extra shine.

The best way to clean composite doors is by getting a bucket of warm, soapy water and a soft cloth or sponge, and wiping down your door's surface. You won't need to do this all that often; a monthly wipe-down should suffice.

If your composite door has glass panels, you can use some glass cleaner to keep everything clean and pristine.

What Should I Do If My Composite Door Has Already Started Fading?

If you've had your composite door for quite a while, then, unfortunately, it may have begun to fade. Thankfully, this isn't too much of a problem, as our experts will give you all the advice you need on how to restore a faded composite door.

One of the best ways to get your old composite door looking new and fresh, is by using multi-surface plastic restorers, as they contain deep penetrating oils that should be able to bring the pigment of your door back to its original colour.

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FAQs

Do all composite doors fade?

Yes, regardless of the brand of composite door you choose to purchase, it will eventually begin to fade at some point. However, as we have mentioned above, a composite door will take much longer to fade than a traditional timber door.

Are composite doors affected by the sun?

The sun will affect Nearly all doors if exposed to harsh sunlight for too long. Thankfully, composite doors aren't often affected by the sun, and they may only begin to expand if it is hot.

Is a composite door better than a UPVC door?

Yes - while composite doors are generally more expensive, their price reflects the high-quality materials that make them significantly more durable than many other doors.

Final Thoughts

If you're looking for a composite door, visit our website at UK Composite Doors, as we have plenty of high-quality products.

We supply market-leading doors from Comp Door, which is our preferred supplier, with the best range of doors available we can find on the market.

You should also have a look at our blog if you want advice on caring for your composite door or other exciting information, like how to go about hanging a wreath on a composite door.

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