There are a variety of materials used in the construction of exterior doors but one of the most commonly used is the wood. Wood doors have always been preferred for exterior and interior use because they offer a warm, natural look that blends well with the surroundings. These doors provide the best insulation value for your money and also provide an aesthetic benefit to the surroundings. Here is a simple to understand guide to help you make the right choice when looking for your exterior WDMA.
While most exterior doors are comprised of a single material like wood or vinyl, interior doors tend to be comprised of multiple materials to make their longevity more durable including wood with a steel frame. The interior doors are often made out of a blend of wood and plastic. This is due to the fact that plastic frames are generally less expensive than wood ones, especially for commercial uses. They are not only durable, but they also give a roomier feel and look compared to the plain wood.
Exterior doors have a wide range of styles ranging from modern to classic architectural designs. They are available in different textures and finishes like polished, textured or painted. There are styles that are designed to withstand varying temperatures from hot and cold weather like the insulated glass which is commonly used in kitchens, bathroom and hallway. Most people prefer this type of glass for its temperature insulation benefits.
The usual construction techniques include glazing, staining or painting. These provide a variety of shades and colors and enhance the overall look of your home. Prices for exterior doors can be high but if you are looking for an authentic look, then you should consider vinyl or polyester. These provide the same warmth and natural wood look but are less expensive. There is also a wide range of styles and materials available for these exterior doors and you are usually able to find different price ranges depending on your preference.
If you are looking for an exotic and customized look for your exterior doors, there are many companies that will create that unique design for you. Some of the popular options are hand carved hardwood, decorative wood finishes and various metal finishing solutions. You can also choose to get your interior doors custom made which will require more planning and budget than traditional interior door styles. For more information on custom made exterior doors, feel free to contact us.
It is very important to maintain your exterior doors and make sure that they are properly sealed against dampness and heat. The door frame plays an important role in maintaining the integrity and durability of the door. The doorframe should be carefully selected according to the style and design of your house and should be made of the best quality. Before you select a frame, make sure that you understand its weight, strength and adaptability to weather. In most cases, aluminum frames are the best option for a new door due to its light weight, strength and adaptability.
When choosing the glass for your new entryway, it is important to select tempered glass for better performance. Tempered glass is almost three times stronger than regular glass. It is also durable and it does not shatter like ordinary glass. The design of the glass and the frame should compliment each other.
When you are getting ready to select the frames and the glass for your French doors or sliding doors, it is advisable to get quotes from various companies so that you can compare prices. Ask for a sample so that you can see the color and texture of the glass used in the product. There are several companies that use high end, custom-made products but at a price, that are hard to resist. It is better to go for a moderately expensive door rather than a cheap one just because it is available with a cheap price tag.