Wood Exterior Doors

By | June 26, 2013

Photo of a wood door.Wood Exterior Doors are gorgeous!In addition, the wood acts as a great insulator against the cold and heat so you get beauty and Energy Efficiency.

Two other very common energy efficient door materials are steel and fiberglass. Both come in simulated wood looks so if wood doors just don’t meet your needs, take a look at other materials.

Advantages of Wood

~Wood is a Renewable Material When we use sustainable methods, we can have wood doors without harming our forests.

~A Variety of Woods to Choose From Different woods and different varnishes provide distinct looks for your home. Choose from oak, mahogany, walnut, maple, pine, cherry, fir and more.

~Energy Efficient Wood is a great insulator, especially solid wood. Visit ourEnergy Efficient Doors page for more on choosing the right door to save you energy and money.


Protect Your Wood Doors

Even a solid wood door made of the finest material will look bad if it’s warped and rotting. It won’t be as Energy Efficient either if air starts leaking in and out.

Apply a varnish or sealer appropriate for your climate. Depending on how harsh the weather is, you will need to reapply this protectant as often as every two years.

This applies to any wood you have on the outside of your home like wood window frames and shutters.

Shade Your Doors Direct sunlight can be especially harsh so if you can, shade the door with an awning or shade trees or shrubs.

Enjoy The Energy Savings

Once you’ve got your new beautiful wood door installed and protected from the elements, you just sit back and save money while you save energy.


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