If you’re considering installing new or replacement doors, you have many styles and materials to choose from. Solid wood is one option that certainly demands your attention. Front entry doors, patio doors, and interior doors are all available in solid wood. Learn more about the benefits of solid wood doors and the care they require to help you decide if this is the right choice for your home.
To learn more about installing solid wood doors in the DC metro area, please call Quality Window & Door at 1-800-370-8751.
As a non-proprietary door distributor and installer, Quality Window & Door is proud to offer an extensive selection of solid wood doors from the best manufacturers in the industry. Some of your choices include:
Nothing beats the high-end beauty of a solid wood front entry door. From modern bamboo to traditional oak to rustic knotted pine, you can customize the look of your front door to make a bold statement when guests arrive. Order a door constructed with panels, molding, or windows. Then, customize the finished product with stain to allow the natural grain to shine through, or paint the door in any color you choose.
Just be aware that solid wood front entry doors require a bit more care to keep them in peak condition. You’ll need to seal the door before installing it and reseal it again every few years to prevent warping or swelling. Also, plan to install a heavy-duty doorjamb and hardware to support the extra weight of such a high-quality door.
Many patio door styles come in solid wood. You might prefer solid wood French doors or a glass sliding door with a solid wood frame. Whatever type you choose, you’ll discover that scratches in your solid wood patio door are easy to sand down and refinish again and again. This allows you to keep your patio door looking like new for years to come.
As with solid wood entry doors, you’ll need to seal your wood patio door every few years to help protect it from moisture, heat, and direct sunlight. If you love the timeless look of solid wood patio doors, this additional upkeep is worth it.
Wood is a common material used for interior doors, but it comes in different forms, including engineered wood and faux wood veneer with a fiberboard interior. All options considered, solid wood is the highest quality material for interior doors.
The benefits of paying a little more for solid wood interior doors include greater sturdiness, better sound proofing, and the ability to provide years of heavy use. Sanding and re-staining keep solid wood interior doors looking beautiful for many years. Plus, since they’re located inside and aren’t exposed to the elements, there’s no need to reseal solid wood interior doors.
Whether you’re choosing doors for a new home or replacing damaged doors in your current residence, solid wood could be the high-end material you’re looking for. See for yourself how sturdy and beautiful solid wood doors are by visiting one of our showrooms in Maryland and Northern Virginia. Feel free to ask questions while you’re here. We take pride in our educational sales approach, which helps ensure you purchase doors you’ll love for years to come.
To learn more, or to request a free in-home consultation and estimate, please contact Quality Window & Door. We’ll help you find the perfect new or replacement doors for your home!
Solid wood doors are a wise investment in your home, but you may have some questions about these. At Quality Window & Door, we have heard quite a few of these questions. Here are some common inquiries from our Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia customers, and the answers from our knowledgeable team.
Solid wood doors have better insulation and sound-dampening properties. They are also popular with homebuyers, so they may add value to your home. Many homeowners report that solid wood doors are more durable than other types of doors.
Solid wood doors are made from one solid piece of wood, while solid core doors are made from a composite core with a veneer that resembles wood. Solid core doors are more affordable than solid wood doors, but they do not offer quite as much durability as solid wood doors.
Solid interior doors will not echo when you knock on it. If the door is hollow, you will hear an echo. In addition, solid wood doors, including both interior and exterior doors, are heavier than hollow or solid core doors.
Interior wood doors can cut down on noise transfer from different areas of the home, while exterior wood doors affect outdoor noise pollution. The solid wood design helps block noises so you can enjoy a quieter home.
Upgrading the interior doors in your home can make a big difference in how it looks. It can make your home look more upscale and finished. It also impacts the home’s value significantly, without a huge cost compared to other home remodeling tasks.
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