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Properties of Solid Wooden Doors maintenance

by Matthew Lavitov Wooden Window Maintenance

When you are out to buy wooden doors there are certain things you need to consider. The issues are door prices, door functions, care you need to put into the door and so forth. These are factors that will affect the type of door you choose and install. Usually solid wooden doors are made from solid wood material. These are usually made of vertical wooden panels. These could also be horizontal wood panels. Solid wooden doors usually swell and shrink with changing weather conditions. If a door is made of wood these needs to be reinforced with rails and stiles. That helps to prevent the wood from swelling, shrinking or warping which can also lead to extensive wooden door maintenance.

Expenses of solid doors

Doors tend to get expensive when you opt to make them out of solid wood. Hardwood varieties are known to be expensive. These are solid wood in design and consist of carvings as well as inserts like that of glass. When glass panels are added to solid wooden doors that add to the price even more, wood that offers greater durability need to be used for front or exterior doors which need wooden door maintenance to a high degree.

Different customization features

Wooden doors nowadays come in different looks and colors. These offer customization features. Different wooden doors are used on interiors in order to get the right effect. They are often stained and painted which helps to enhance the solid wood of the door and the look it obtains.

Wooden door properties

Wooden doors usually do not offer much insulation and that is where they differ from fiberglass and steel. The doors of wood need treatment like garage door treatments in order to stand up against different weather conditions. Wood is also known to have air pockets and that can help to provide insulation. Exterior doors made of wood are usually heavy and sturdy. That provides security as well. Cabinets in the kitchen made of wood need to be laminated well as the moisture and heat will make the wood warp.

Care for wooden doors

A person might need to work on wooden doors more, like garage door treatments. These aspects would be akin to making the wood durable and solid. It would also help prevent cracking and warping of the wood. It is necessary that top coat finish is applied to the doors. This will help seal the wood and prevent the moisture from seeping in. When the top coat is applied in the proper way it would be low maintenance. One needs to ensure that the seal does not get broken. Sealant of good quality need to be applied to a wooden door, with proper painting the wooden doors can be protected for long. These are ways to coat and sealant application helps to preserve wooden doors for longer.


This article is authored by an expert on wooden doors. The features and properties of solid wooden door maintenance and how they can be protected are discussed here.


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