Entry is a focal point of a house. And the front door is the first thing we see when we arrive and the last thing we touch when we leave. So there is no surprise that many house owners still like their front, external doors, made from wood.
Wooden external doors offers much more design options than steel or PVC external doors do. Wooden external doors can be manufactured by custom shapes and sizes, incorporate big choice of molding profiles, glazing options, carvings or panel configurations.
Entrance doors made from solid wood are less affected by the elements. For example, pine external doors are relatively stable, light in weight and color; oak external doors are naturally stable, rot-resistant and heavy; alder is a good choice for rustic external doors – it has a fairly straight grain and a natural cherry like hue. There is a numerous choice of timber to choose. Mainly it is a question of durability and the price.
Another important point of consideration before purchasing wooden external doors or entrance door is the style of a house. If you own a Georgian era house, your external doors should be with six panels without glass. Victorian era house external doors often have a single pane or leaded glass in their tops and moldings below. Contemporary external doors usually are marked by clean horizontal lines in order to match exterior.
After all, your external doors or entrance door should bring a high performance, low maintenance and functionality. Stork Sash Windows Ltd has a large choice of timber external doors and entry doors that are suitable for both period or contemporary houses.