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How to Choose the Front wood Door Part1

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The three most common exterior door materials today are wood, fiberglass composite, and steel.  JHK does the wood door and fiberglass door, please check the wood door today,


Wood doors. Wood is one of the more common choices for a front door. Despite the faux substitutes, nothing can beat the real deal for many homeowners. Modern wood door models are often sandwiches of wood veneer skins over a wood core. This construction tends to minimize the chance of warping, and also lowers cost. For this type of wood door, look for furniture-grade veneers that are at least 1/16 inch thick. Anything thinner may be too easily damaged.


While wood doors are luxurious and beautiful, they also offer a fair amount of upkeep. Wood is sensitive to moisture, and wetness in the wood can cause the door to warp, crack and change shape. Sun is also an important factor in the life of your wood door. If your door is protected from these elements, it's bound to last much longer. When shopping for pre-finished wood doors, look for durable stains and high-gloss finishes, since these will best protect wood. If you've decided to apply the finish or stain on your own, make sure to put the finish on the top and bottom edges of the door as well to help prevent it from absorbing moisture.


Because of its sensitivity to the elements, a solid wood door should be examined each year to see if it needs any refinishing. Signs of wear on a finish include dullness, or a dry touch to the finish; a white shade appears on the finish, and dark streaks at the bottom of the door (which can indicate moisture being drawn up into the wood). If you notice any of these indications on your wood door, lightly sand, clean, and re-prime these spots.


Wood doors also tend to be the most expensive on the exterior door scale. A full system — which includes a pre-hung door, hinges, locksets, weather stripping, etc. — can become fairly costly. Make sure you use hinges and other hardware from the same manufacturer — or actually come with the door, as with this pre-finished solid mahogany door. There are some systems that won’t match up well with other distributors’ parts.

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