Tostem News  |  18.06.24

Are Aluminium Doors Better than Wooden Doors?

Let’s explore the differences between aluminium doors and wooden doors to help you decide which is a better fit for your home. 


  1. Energy Efficiency:

    • Aluminium doors were initially thermally conductive, allowing heat energy to pass easily. However, modern aluminium doors now come with internal insulation, significantly improving their energy performance.
    • Glazed aluminium doors have thin frames, maximizing glazing area and enhancing energy efficiency.
    • Wooden doors, when treated with an attractive stain, offer a natural aesthetic but may not match the energy performance of aluminium doors.
  2. Appearance:

    • Aluminium doors provide a modern, clean look that suits contemporary homes.
    • Timber doors have a timeless appeal, especially when treated with stains. Different timber types offer varying aesthetics.
    • Consider your home’s decor before choosing between the two.
  3. Cost:

    • High-quality aluminium doors are generally more affordable than wooden ones due to material costs.
    • Be cautious of very cheap timber alternatives, as they may lack durability, especially for exterior doors.
  4. Strength and Durability:

    • Aluminium is incredibly strong, allowing for thin frames. 
    • Aluminium doors are designed to last for decades. Their durability reduces the need for replacements. Wooden doors may require more maintenance and can be susceptible to warping, rot, and pests.
    • Timber strength varies based on the wood type (e.g., pine vs. solid oak).
    • Timber doors can warp over time due to heat and moisture, while aluminium remains stable.
  5. Customization:

    • Aluminium doors come in various shapes, sizes, and styles.
    • Timber doors offer natural beauty but may have limitations in design.
  6. Sustainability
    • Aluminium is highly recyclable. It can be melted down and reused indefinitely without losing its properties. Wood, on the other hand, requires cutting down trees, which depletes natural resources.
    • Aluminium production has a smaller environmental impact compared to wood processing. Wooden doors involve more energy-intensive processes, including logging, milling, and finishing.
    • Aluminium leaves a minimal ecological footprint. It doesn’t consume forests or contribute to deforestation. Choosing aluminium supports sustainable practices.

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In summary, aluminium doors are durable, versatile, and cost-effective, making them a great choice for many homes. However, consider aesthetics and your specific needs when deciding. 


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