Wood doors are one of the most popular door types around, and with good reason. There are many benefits that wood doors have that other door materials simply cannot deliver. If you are considering getting a new door and wondering if you should go with wood or not, once you discover all that wood can offer, you may realize that it’s always an excellent choice.
Wood doors offer excellent efficiency when it comes to dealing with hot and cold weather. It keeps the outside temperatures from creeping into your home so you stay cool during summer and warm during winter. Make sure that your door frame fits well with your door, though; otherwise, a great new door won’t help much if there are gaps between the two.
While the cost on a wood door can vary greatly, much of it depends upon the type of wood it is made of and if the wood has already been decorated and finished as opposed to an unfinished door. If the door has come with a topcoat finish to protect it from the weather and other factors, then you don’t really need to do anything else to it. Wood doors that are ready to go mean very little maintenance and can last for a very long time. All you need to do is clean it once in a while to make sure your visiting guests appreciate its beauty.
However, if you want to finish and paint your own door, you can always do that as well. It may cost a little less to purchase an unfinished door, and then you can choose the exact color you want. You can stain it, seal it, paint it—whatever you like. Just make sure to choose a durable finish so the door is well protected. This is especially true if you don’t have a storm door to protect your wooden door from the outside elements.
If you aren’t sure which door you should choose, you can always call us and talk to the experts. Describe your home and what you are looking for in a door. They should be able to give you some great ideas for wood doors that will make your house spectacular.