Wood Entrance Doors

Some other entrance doors materials try very hard to mimic the look and feel of real wood, but there is nothing that can compare to the authenticity of gorgeous wood entrance doors! There is no going wrong with wood as the source material for your new entrance door, every style, every type of wood used, has a finished, high-end look, and this is half the attraction for homeowners that go with the ‘solid’ investment of wood doors. Wood entrance doors are the most resistant to scratches, dents and overall wear and tear and the best news is…they are easier to repair if there is any surface dings or scratches. Wood is warm, inviting and friendly, even with a more striking, modern design. Yes, wood entrance doors tend to be a bit pricier and yes, wood doors need occasional attention on its exterior façade because of the weather elements, but the longevity and quality of wood doors really is unsurpassed. Many homeowners do agree that wood entrance doors are worth every penny, and when working together with our door specialists, you can create that one-of-a-kind show piece for your home.

Trending & Traditional Styles

The aesthetic qualities of authentic wood entrance doors are what nudges many of our customers to purchase these beautiful, long lasting and structurally strong & secure doors. One of the best options for wood door products is to have it custom made, which lends to its tighter seal and new hardware & framing. Our company puts you in touch with various wood species, unique glass designs & accents and premium finish colours. You can opt for a solid wood panel with multiple panel types, or mix & match panels incorporating glass for a variety of views (full view, centre view, ½ view, ¼ view and so on). Some of the woods we use is mahogany, oak, alder, walnut, cherry and multi-wood options. There are plenty of choices when it comes to designs, finishes and the ever-so-fun decorative accents. Whether trending styles catch your eye, or a more traditional and classic style suits your home the best, you will have no shortage on a customizable menu collection of inspiring options!

Quality Material

Many of the wood doors made today are done so by using wood veneer panels that are approximately 1/16’ thick, and insulation material is injected in-between the panels, providing better insulation/thermal properties. Because of the raw wood materials used and the latest manufacturing techniques applied (wood laminates that are more resistant to warping), you should ensure that your wood entrance doors are properly sealed by way of varnishing, painting or staining. Maintaining your wood door surface protects it from the outside elements like humidity, UV damage and drastic changes in temperature. Remember, the energy efficiency of a door and any possible air leaks is not from the door itself, but rather, from around the door (therefore, weather stripping is vitally important, for a doors overall expected performance of being draft-less). Some Canadian climate zones (there are three) are a little harsher on wooden doors than others, so it is always a good idea to do a little investigation on which types of wood species fair out better in your specific climate zone.

Additional Options

To further the energy efficiency and air-tight seals of wood entrances doors, you can adapt using interlocking weather stripping (always check to make sure your weather stripping is in good condition, otherwise your hefty investment in a wooden door will have unnecessary air leaks). Adding in sidelites and/or transoms into your custom design really does assist you in creating that ‘first impression’ wow factor to your home. There are additional options when it comes to enhancing wooden doors, like adding better security features through handles, locks with deadbolts and a reinforced metal strike plate. Utilizing one of our professional door installation experts will further add value to your wood entrance door investment. The horizontal and vertical parts that keep a wooden door in place and braces it are called rails and stiles. It is our suggestion that you avoid solid wood rails & stiles because they are prone to warp or bow over time. Rails and stiles that are manufactured from laminate wood covered with a veneer, provides the best resistance to warping, saving you time and money in the long run.
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