A fibreglass door with a wood grain finish is an alternative to traditional timber door and all other wooden doors, fibreglass is the cheaper and efficient resource of the two. Also unlike wood fibreglass is water resistant and warp proof.
What fibre glass doors are made of
Fibreglass is made of mixture of resin and glass filaments. In other manufacturing, it is sometimes used as a cheaper substitute to carbon fibre. Fibreglass is mainly used in making electrical products due to is a brilliant property such as being an excellent insulator and it also has a melting point of 520°C!
How fibre glass doors are manufactured
Fibre glass doors are normally made of two fibreglass panels that a glued to a wooden frame. The fibreglass panels stuck on to the wooden frame then pressed together. After the door shell has dried it is filled with liquid polyurethane, a good insulator. After 24 hours the polyurethane cools down to form a solid core. Finally, the fibreglass door is then sanded and finished with paint.
Advantages and disadvantages of foam filled doors
Fibreglass doors are weaker but cheaper than solid wooden doors. Similar to UPVC doors fibreglass doors are foam filled with no added reinforcement plates placed at the centre.T he foam filled centre makes the door weak because the foam core cannot absorb any kicks or sledgehammers attacks which can destroy a fibre door within seconds.
Fibreglass doors are artificial and man-made this means unlike traditional wooden doors they do not warp bow and require little maintenance.
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Composite doors combine all the best features on fibreglass doors and wooden doors with an extra advantage which is that composite doors are purpose-built thwart all types of attacks on the door. Attacks such as hammers attacks, drill attacks and
The best alternative to foam filled doors