How to choose and care for your home's entry door

How to choose and care for your home's entry door

Published by Kevin on Apr 28th 2018

Your front door is a huge part of your home’s first impression. It’s part of your home's the facade that makes a statement about your personal style, and what people can expect when they walk into your home. But how do you determine which door is right for you? An entry door, like any material used on the exterior of your home, has to be tough enough to withstand the elements. But it also should complement and add to the aesthetic of your home.

Wood is one of the more common choices for a front door. Despite the faux substitutes, nothing can beat real wood for many homeowners. Our wood door models are made of mahogany, knotty alder and other hardwoods. Our doors are made with a hardwood laminated veneer lumber core which offers more stability and resistance to warping than solid wood. Our doors offer Low E glass (Low Emissivity Glass), Low E is standard glass in which a thin invisible metallic coating is applied that reflects heat. Low E glass better insulates your home by keeping heat from escaping during the cooler months, and helps to minimize the heat entering your home during the warmer months.

Because of its sensitivity to the elements, a solid wood door should be examined each year to see if it needs any refinishing. Signs of wear on a finish include dullness, or a dry touch to the finish; a white shade appears on the finish, and dark streaks at the bottom of the door (which can indicate moisture being drawn up into the wood).

If you notice any of these indications on your wood door, lightly sand, clean, and re-prime these spots.

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