When choosing one there are many aspects to consider. These doors come with a variety of detail choices from type of wood, style of design, color, texture, glass panes, and varnishing. Wood front doors are one of the most affordable choices available for homeowners and still allow the homeowner to change the color and varnish consistency to match their liking. Although there is some maintenance required with these doors, the benefits are worth the work.
The front entry door of the house often makes the first impression on guests. The best way to make an unforgettable good impression is with wood front doors. These element blocking barriers keep the house safe while still lending themselves to the ambiance that the homeowner is seeking to share. With the simple timeless beauty of elegantly carved wood front doors a homeowner can create an inviting first glance into their home.
They are created with double door options as well as arched overheads, glass paned fronts, wood grain presentation, and detailed molding. The wood front doors available range from styles considered contemporary, traditional, and modern depending on the customers' preference. Widths and heights of the doors are also something that usually come in a pre-set standard size but can be adjusted according to the consumers taste. This option, like most others, is an additional charge to what a traditional door already costs.
They come in a variety of wood types. Consumers can choose from walnut, cherry, mahogany, maple, fir, pine and hemlock. Some wood doors are created from a composite center covered with a wood veneer material. These wood composite doors are considerably cheaper than solid wood front doors and range from $200-$300. There are some companies who create composite wood front doors with an insulation inside giving them a higher insulation rating but increasing the price to $300-$500. The solid wood door is of course slightly more expensive going in upwards of $600.
There are many door companies who offer these kinds of doors. Pella, Simpson, Lamson-Taylor are three companies that supply Lowe's Home Improvement. Home Depot carries wood front doors from companies such as Amerelle, Baldwin, and Feather River. Besides chain retail stores there are specialty wood mill and lumber shops in most towns that make them by special order.
When purchasing wood front doors customers should check the thickness of the panels and detail of the carvings. The thicker the panel of the door indicates the better quality of the door. The same goes for the carvings, if there are more carvings with greater detail this is a good indication of a better crafted door.
Creating the perfect entrance with wood front doors will enhance the front of your home, and create an incredible first impression. Wood front doors are easy to install, maintain, and will provide security. With unlimited options and finishes, finding the right style to compliment the home's architecture is a snap.
The current trends in wood front doors are styles that are more highly designed. Arched tops, particularly on a double door will give an entrance a powerful stance, making the ceiling seem taller, and more extraordinary. Creating an arch with the sidelights following the curve has a designer appeal and high end look. Arched doors are available in a multitude of woods, including cherry, alder, mahogany, teak, or knotty pine. The the wood species and finish needs to flow with the architecture. If a home is more rustic with stone or other natural materials, then a distressed knotty pine or alder wood will provide a stunning effect. Knots and distressing add character and life to the wood front doors.
Homes are taking on a more dressy appearance with some of the new building trends. A more formal home will require a wood front door that is more serious. Cherry and mahogany woods will finish to a rich, warm tone with a soft sheen.
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