Solid wood exterior doors add timeless beauty to any Utah home, but they’re more than just a pretty face.
If you’re considering updating your home’s entry – or if you’re planning to build a new home – you can choose from a variety of materials for your new front door. Just a few of the most popular options are aluminum clad, fiberglass, composite, steel and wrought iron.
All these options offer clear benefits but, before you make your final selection, consider the benefits of choosing solid wood for your new entry door.
No. 1: Solid Wood Doors Provide Security & Insulation
Solid wood is a strong and durable material, resistant to being kicked in or broken down. This provides peace of mind that your home is secure when you’re home and when you’re away.
Wood is also an exceptional insulating material. This improves the interior comfort of your home and reduces your energy use, along with your power bills. Summer and winter, you will save money while enjoying the other benefits of your new wood exterior door.
Wood’s insulating properties also extend to sound. In fact, when you choose this material for your entry door, you’ll enjoy an increased level of peace and quiet throughout the house.
No. 2: Wood Entry Doors Add Value to Your Home
Entry door replacement is one of the most lucrative home improvements you can make, based on the return on investment (ROI) you will realize at the time of sale. In fact, you may recover 80 percent or more of the cost of the project.
Because wood doors improve the curb appeal of your home dramatically, this upgrade will potentially make your home more attractive to potential buyers.
When you combine these benefits with the money you’ll save on your power bills, you could easily recover the entire cost of replacing your front door. How many home improvement projects offer the same level of benefit?
No. 3: Wood Exterior Doors Can Be Fully Customized
Wood exterior doors come in a variety of shapes, styles, sizes and finishes. You also have the option of choosing oak, mahogany, knotty pine, bamboo, teak or virtually any other wood species you prefer.
Whatever architectural style your home features, you will find dozens (maybe hundreds) of options that will complement both its exterior and interior. From sleek and modern to heavy, ornate and traditional, you can choose virtually any features you like. Windows, transoms, sidelites and hardware are just a few of the options you can add to your entry’s design.
As for finishes, most homeowners prefer to highlight the natural beauty of the wood by using a stain finish. However, you have the option of finishing your new front door in any way that you prefer.
To choose the right solid wood exterior doors for your Utah home, you’ll have to make many decisions. Working with an experienced local window and door expert is the best way to ensure you get exactly what you’ve envisioned.
At Rocky Mountain Windows & Doors, we are the Utah distributor for Milgard, Lemieux and many other highly respected manufacturers. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation. We look forward to showing you the many benefits of using solid wood exterior doors at your Utah home.