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Wood Entry Doors

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Wood Entry Doors by Pella

Wood entry doors are by far the most sought-after entry door - and for good reasons. Fiberglass and steel doors try to replicate the beauty of wood doors, and no matter how hard they try, they will never be able to duplicate the natural beauty of solid wood.

Wood entry doors are more expensive than steel or fiberglass. In fact, wood entry doors run from $500 to $2,500, whereas the other types normally run half of that. If you are able to maintain a wood entry door, then you should go for it. A wood entry door is an asset when considering the value of your home, and it provides you with a secure, durable and sturdy entranceway.

Maintenance

Mostly, the maintenance associated with wood entry doors is a paint or stain job every few years. The ease with which wood doors are painted is actually a benefit for the manyhomeowners who enjoy making frequent changes to the exterior appearance of their home. Painting the front entry door is a great way to give your home a quick facelift. You can choose to paint the door on your own or find a painting contractor to do it for you.

Another possible issue you may have with your wooden entry door is warping. Most quality wood doors have been manufactured in a way to prevent most warping, although in the past, doors were more susceptible to warping. Luckily, today's wood doors are not the same as yesterday's. The climate you live in will also play a role in how much your door will warp. Damper, more humid regions, such the southeast (like Florida), may experience more warping.

Other Great Qualities:

  • Creates a warm and inviting look
  • Not likely to dent
  • Easy to repair scratches
  • Choose your wood: fir, oak or mahogany
  • Designs, including curved accents and hardware, are more noticeable on wooddoors than other types of door
  • Easy to incorporate windows into wood doors

Additional Resources:

Simpson Door: Since 1912; beautiful selection of wood doors

Masonite Doors: Solid wood entry doors

Andersen Windows & Doors: View many wood door styles

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