Doors are a big part of the first impression of your home. It is important to make sure that your door has a classic look that is sturdy and beautiful. What’s more classic than wood? Wooden doors not only give your house an elegant look, but they are also better at guarding against break-ins and robbery due to their sturdy structure.
There are typically two types of woods used in making doors – solid (or, lumber) and engineered. Solid wood is made with a single piece of wood. The door is crafted out of that piece of wood meaning there is no hollow space. Engineered wood doors are made by combining two wood strands in an outer and inner layer. Some of the wood is used as framing and some as the door surface. Engineered doors are typically hollow.
Here are some of the advantages of using solid wood doors:
Solid wood doors will generally be more aesthetically pleasing than any other type of door. They can be handcrafted and customized according to your house design and are typically very elegant to look at.
Solid wood doors are much more durable. This typically one-time investment in solid wood doors will last for quite a while as long as you maintain their surface and structure. Solid wood doors are generally easier to repair and remodel as well.
Wood is a bad conductor of heat, which makes solid wood doors a good insulator. They keep the heat in during winter and out during the summer. Solid wood doors can also act as a barrier in the event of a fire. They are more fireproof than the engineered wood doors, taking much longer to burn through.
Solid wood doors are sound resistant because they are made with a single piece of wood. It is difficult for sound to travel through solid wood doors making them an excellent choice for people looking for peace and quiet from the outside world.
The use of wood in making doors and windows is timeless. There exists archaeological evidence of wooden doors being historically popular in Egypt and Mesopotamia. There are many materials that are used today in making doors, but solid wood remains superior. Capital City Millwork has a large selection of solid wood doors to choose from.