If you are looking for a way to create a timeless home exterior, solid wood entry doors are the way to go.
Entry doors are one of the most prominent features of a house, and set the tone for a welcoming appearance. With the many styles and types of doors available on the market these days, you’ll want to select one that captures the character and style of your home. Keep reading to find out how a solid wood door can create the perfect entrance to your home.
What Are Solid Wood Doors?
Not all doors are created equal, and there are a few common types to choose from. A solid core door, for example, can be composed of engineered wood, or even a mineral core, with a wood veneer applied to the exterior. As the name implies, a solid wood door is literally made of just wood, with the exception of the door hardware. Typically, a door made from solid wood is crafted using a frame-and-panel technique. It is extremely rare for a door to be made from a single slab of wood, as finding a piece of wood large enough for an entry door would be very hard to come by. Additionally, a single slab could lead to warping or cracking. The most common choices of wood for a solid wood door are pine, oak, or maple.
What Are The Pros and Cons of Solid Wood Entry Doors?
There are compelling reasons to use solid wood doors for your front entry, as well as a few drawbacks. Here are some things to consider:
- Great sound blocking, particularly with hardwoods such as oak or maple
- Some fire resistance
- Historical authenticity
- Increases resale value of the home
- Warping or expansion can occur
- More expensive
- Needs to be finished or painted, and maintained
The Timeless Value of Solid Wood Doors
For a very long time, solid wood was the only option for an entry door. Historically, homes have had solid wood doors, making this option the best choice for historical authenticity. The options are nearly limitless when choosing the design and style elements for your solid wood door. Many times, these doors are custom made, allowing you to choose moldings, trim pieces, panelings, glass, and stains to match the style of the rest of your home. Even the choice of wood can reflect your house’s character, such as a knotty pine or cedar for a more rustic look, or teak for something more modern. While something as simple as painting your front door can instantly boost your home’s value and appeal, replacing it with a solid wood option can make your home stand apart as a one-of-a-kind.
Let Northern Utah Glass Transform Your Front Door
Updating your home with solid wood entry doors can immediately transform the appearance of your house. Using solid wood doors creates a timeless appeal that will continue to look great for decades. At Northern Utah Glass, we offer Therma-Tru doors in a wide range of styles and options, along with professional installation. Give us a call at (801)-528-2800 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation! We serve various counties in Utah, from Weber and Davis counties down to Salt Lake County.