7 great benefits of steel doors

When it comes to special-purpose doors such as fire, security and acoustic doors, their quality relies heavily on what materials they are made from. And while steel might not be the first material that comes to your mind, it is certainly one of the best choices. 

Steel is one of the best door materials for a wide array of reasons. Check out some of the benefits of steel doors below.


While wood is the most common material used for doors, they often absorb moisture, putting them at risk of a shorter life, especially in outdoor situations. Steel doors do not absorb moisture and will withstand the weather for a lot longer than almost other material.

Environmentally Friendly

Steel is one of the most environmentally building materials. It is 100% recyclable and is more insulating than most other materials. As a result, it is more energy-efficient and can lower heating and cooling costs.


Steel is an extremely strong material, and when it is part of a door with a solid core design, they are very durable and provide a high level of security. As such, they can withstand significant use and even force and will still be in tip-top shape for many years. 

Fire Safety 

When it comes to fire doors, a quality material should be able to protect people from the dangers of fire for as long as possible. Steel can withstand very high temperatures, meaning it is an ideal material for fire and smoke doors.


Steel sheets are durable, unlike other materials such as wood, which can wear out and weather easily. While steel appears to be the more expensive option, you will save in the long run by not requiring as many repairs. It will also be a lot longer before you will need to replace your door entirely. 

Acoustic Benefits

For some buildings, such as movie theatres and performance venues, acoustics is an important consideration. Steel doors are great for soundproofing situations, especially doors with thickly insulated cores.


Steel sheeted doors are the first choice for those in industries that require a hygienic surface, such as medical, hospitality and manufacturing. Steel provides a strong barrier to pests but is also the easiest material to clean.

At FSE Special Purpose Doors, we provide many clients with quality steel fire doors.  We can produce E-Core doors, as well as many other fire doors that utilise a range of materials. To learn more about choosing the right fire door material, contact FSE Special Purpose Doors on [email protected] or +61 2 9905 8222.