If you’ve been looking to replace your exterior doors, you’ve probably been finding out a little about the different materials you could opt for.
And although the likes of metal, PVC, composite, and even glass doors do have their respective merits, we believe none of them bring the raft of features and inherent advantages that wooden exterior doors do; especially for the home.
In all honesty, it may be that other materials better suit your circumstances. And we wouldn’t dream of arguing that. We could easily spend our time talking about the downsides of non-wooden exterior doors, but we prefer to maintain a positive outlook on life.
That means giving you nothing more than a run-down of the benefits of using wood for your doors, and allowing you to make your own mind up.
This is our brief case for wooden exterior doors.
Eco-friendly to produce and in use
Wooden exterior doors made from managed, sustainable forests are among the most environmentally friendly additions you can make to your home.
As the older trees are cut down, they’re replaced by younger versions of themselves. These younger trees absorb carbon dioxide more efficiently, meaning the forest is constantly developing its ability to keep us all alive.
Solid wood doors also require less energy to produce than their synthetic cousins, and can be recycled when they do eventually need replacing.
When properly installed, wooden exterior doors provide your home with wonderful insulation too. Heat cannot escape through the wood during the winter, and air-conditioned air likewise remains in the home during the summer.
As we know, lower energy use is infinitely better for the environment.
A long-term money-saving investment
Because doors made from synthetic materials probably come with a lower price tag, they can appear to be the more cost-effective option.
However, as a long-term investment, nothing can match exterior wood doors.
When left alone in their natural habitat, the trees that produce the hardwoods used for exterior doors can survive for centuries. So it’s not hard to understand just why, when properly treated and maintained, this wood makes such durable and long-lasting doors.
Doors that will outlast those made from any other material, negating the need to pay for future replacements.
Properly treating and maintaining wooden exterior doors is not a difficult thing to do either, and should any damage occur, it’s often easy to fix. A crack in a wooden door can be repaired. Cracks in doors of other materials often mean a replacement door is needed.
Install anywhere, finish anyhow
You may well have an image in your head when you think of wooden exterior doors. And it may well be of an imposing black barrier on the front of a Victorian home. It may be of a more rustic example on a rural cottage. It may even be of a brightly painted entryway of a young family’s home.
And that’s exactly the point.
The versatility of wooden exterior doors knows no bounds. Whether on period homes, on new builds, on city dwellings, or on countryside retreats, wood is versatile enough to be able to fit.
Both physically and aesthetically.
And that’s another thing all wooden exterior doors have in common.
Whatever the wood used, and however it’s stained, painted, or finished, they’re always beautiful when well-maintained.
Of course, we understand you may prefer to use a different material. And if your mind is made up, there’s nothing we can do.
We just happen to think wooden exterior doors are the best all-round choice for most homes. And this was our brief case for them.