If you’re located in a termite-infested area and are considering buying a new door, or you’re looking to replace your termite-damaged door, you may need a termite-resistant option—a WPC (wood plastic composite) door.
Are WPC doors anti-termite?
WPC doors are 100% termite proof. WPC doors are more resistant to termites than traditional wooden doors. This is because WPC doors are made of wood-plastic composite materials for doors. WPC for doors is made by mixing PVC plastic particles and wood powder under high pressure and high temperature. WPC doors with high plastic content make termites helpless.
Why can wood-plastic doors prevent termites?
The main food for termites is cellulose, the main component of wood, which is why termites are known to feed on wooden structures and furniture. Termites do not eat plastic as it is not their natural food source and the plastic content in WPC doors makes them less attractive to termites.
Additionally, WPC doors are manufactured with a painted or laminated finish to make them more aesthetically pleasing and more resistant to insects, cracking and rot. Surface treatment can further enhance the termite resistance of WPC doors.
What are the reasons that affect the termite resistance of wood-plastic doors?
- The structure of WPC door will affect its anti-termite performance
WPC hollow doors and WPC assembled doors are generally more termite resistant than WPC filled doors because WPC hollow doors and WPC assembled doors are constructed of 100% WPC material and termites are completely invulnerable to them. The filling inside the WPC filling door is not WPC material. If the outside is damaged, the inside may be damaged by termites.
- The quality of the WPC door will have an impact on its anti-termite performance
WPC materials are used for different purposes, the proportion of plastic and wood powder will be different, the higher the proportion of plastic content, the better the product performance. WPC materials for doors usually have a higher proportion of plastic than other products. The WPC door plastic/wood powder ratio of Buzhoushan WPC door factory is as high as 8/2, which is the highest quality wood-plastic termite-proof door on the market.
So, is the wood-plastic door anti-termite? The answer is yes. WPC doors are more resistant to termites than traditional wooden doors. The quality of the WPC material and the construction of the door will affect its ability to resist termites. It is important to ensure that the WPC door is installed correctly, there are no gaps or openings that could allow termites to enter, and that the door is regularly inspected and maintained to prevent termite infestation.
Always WPC doors are a good choice for those who are looking for a termite resistant door option.