Wood vs. Composite Door Frames? Let Mother Nature decide.

Todd Gibson is Installer Certification Program Manager for ProVia

By Todd Gibson

With the recent launch of our new PermaTech Composite Door frames, you may be wondering – when is composite the best choice? The answer is…it depends. In most instances, we still recommend our traditional wood door frame and brickmold, because this works great in most scenarios.

Composites Combat the Extremes

If you have specific environmental considerations – such as salt spray, high insect populations, or moss – then composite is right for you, because it has anti-insect, anti-fungal, and rot-resistant properties.

High-humidity, high-moisture environments and extreme weather exposure areas can benefit from composites. Also, the north side of a home in a shaded area, where there is moss growing off the side of the house, is a good candidate.

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