Choosing a Wooden Front Door

Your front door is important for a number of reasons: It retains heat, protects your home from invasion, and offers curbside appeal. Thanks to its durability and diversity, wood is one of the most popular materials for front doors. Keep reading for some tips on how to choose a wooden front door for your house.

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Aesthetics
Your home’s exterior is the first thing visitors will see, and they are most likely to immediately notice the entrance to your house, meaning its front door. By complementing other visual elements both inside and outside your home, a high-quality wooden front door can help to create a quaint, homely feel. This inviting feature can also make your guests feel more welcome at your home. A clean wooden front door, paired with the right handle and lock, can also be a gorgeous sight for you to come home to. Today’s wooden entry doors are available in many different styles, so you can pick out the one that best suits your personal aesthetic.

Endurance
Unlike entry doors of the past, modern wooden doors are designed to stand up to moisture and temperature changes, so warping and cracking are not generally issues that you will need to worry about. The core of the door is made of very strong engineered wood, while the center wood panels—which are not attached to the frame—can expand and contract without harming the door. Prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause fading, but you can prevent that by giving your door a new coat of paint or refinishing it with a protective sealer every few years.

For more information about picking out the right wooden front door for your home, call Southern Lumber at (408) 297-9663. It is our mission to provide the San Jose with high-quality floors, doors, and cabinetry. If you are interested in learning more about our services, please feel free to visit our website or stop in and meet with us today. 

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