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What are the Pros and Cons of Wooden Entry Doors?

by Nina Sable 01/09/2022

Wood entry doors offer a rich elegance, enhancing curbside appeal. Although other front door materials deliver significant benefits, wood ranks as the most popular option. But like any material or product, homeowners should weigh the pros and cons.

What are the benefits of wood entry doors?

Beyond eye-catching beauty, wood doors present property owners with a significant range of options. The sturdy lumber use to manufacture these products includes oak, pine, mahogany, cedar, maple, bamboo, among other types.

These options make it possible for homeowners to accentuate the grain with colored stains as well as clear protective coatings. Rarely does paint factor into the experience because the appearance of natural wood remains the most attractive option.

Although wood entry doors have a reputation for being more expensive than other products, lower-cost opportunities remain on the market. Engineered wood doors and items tend to take the edge off the price tag.

Solid wood products do come with a higher price tag than others in their class. Lastly, handy DIY homeowners are more likely to possess the tools and basic carpentry skills needed to install the door themselves.

What are the drawbacks associated with wood entry doors?

It's essential to keep in mind: wooden doors do not necessarily have innate problems. Although severe weather and moisture can cause warping and fluctuations, many of the negatives are linked to comparisons.

However, wood materials generally require more maintenance and upkeep than steel, vinyl and fiberglass. Stains and protective coatings such as polyurethane require refinishing every 3-5 years, depending on sun and weather exposure.

By comparison, some wood products may not deliver the same level of energy efficiency as items such as insulated steel options. Much of the sometimes lower rating stems from air penetrations due to shrinkage during cold weather months.

People interested in a new entry door discover wood products rank among the most attractive and can add to property values. While natural and engineered wood remains popular, it's important to explore wide-reaching options before settling on your perfect front door.

About the Author
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Nina Sable

Nina Sable has been a Middlesex County resident for more than two decades, having made the towns like Marlborough home following her graduation from Boston University. After working a Non-Profit Senior Service job for years, she made the transition to real estate, recognizing it as an opportunity for her to build her own business. Using her skills and natural aptitude in sales, negotiation, communication, and digital marketing, she launched a second career in Middlesex and Worcester County residential real estate and now additionally in Cape Cod Real Estate; the proof of her success is in her numbers: since 2017, she has closed more than 80 transactions. 

Nina joined the Berkshire Hathaway Group in the fall of 2019 and is looking forward to being a top producer with this high-level team at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. 

Above all, Nina believes in the power of providing exceptional and exemplary customer service. Her client-centric approach and strong work ethic have rewarded her with glowing accolades. As evidenced by these statements from past customers: “Nina is responsive, expedient, and professional…she made our move a very positive experience.” And, “Nina is extremely personable, kind, and knowledgeable about each area of the city. She helped us find our place in one day, and the process was seamless…we will be recommending her to our closest friends.”

Nina is dedicated to building a strong base comprised of repeat clients and referrals. Understanding that buyers/sellers, renters, and investors can chose from a large number of highly qualified brokers in the Greater Boston area has propelled her to go above and behind with every client and on every deal. She is known for being a dependable, trusted advocate, with the business savvy and negotiating skills necessary to help her clients achieve their goals. 

Nina is a native of New York. But has lived in Massachusetts for more than 20 years. When she is not working, she is family oriented, travel savvy, biking or walking her two dogs Daisy and Scamp. She loves spending time with friends and family.