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What is important when choosing wooden doors?

Wooden doors are the perfect choice for homes, both inside and out, but modern styles can really look amazing as front doors. You can choose from many designs, colours, sizes and details that complement the style of your building and perfectly finish off its exterior. But what is essential when choosing wooden doors? This is something we will explore in this blog post, along with some of the benefits of wooden doors.

To start, let’s focus on the benefits that timber doors provide. They include:

–        Durability

Solid wood doors can last for decades if properly maintained. Thanks to high-quality varnishes, timber doors are resistant to external conditions and easy to maintain.  

–        Natural look

The natural look of wooden doors works for both modern-style homes and traditional-style homes. That means timber doors are universal and suit all styles of houses.

–        Thermal efficiency

Doors and windows are the main sources of heat loss in the home. Timber doors offer excellent insulation parameters and thus, help to keep the interior warm.

–        Customisation

Exterior doors made of wood are available in a vast range of colours and styles. They can also be equipped with glass panels for a more stylish, modern look. 

How to choose timber doors? 

As far as external doors are concerned, your choice should not be random. The quality of the door is very important in terms of both your safety and energy efficiency. To select your dreamt timber door, you should understand the properties of different wood types. Various types of wood have different dimensional stability, resistance to rot and decay, durability and thermal efficiency. For this reason, some wooden doors are more durable than others. 

In Ireland, where the climate is mild and humid, you should opt for a wood type which does not absorb moisture. The best in this case is oak. Oak doors are resistant to changing weather conditions and time. With proper maintenance, they can last for decades or longer, while retaining their original aesthetics.

A wide selection of wooden doors at Fenbro: https://fenbro.com/category/wooden-doors/

What else should I consider while choosing wooden doors?

Although the choice you are about to make is usually based on individual aspects, such as the kind of project, the location, your personal preferences and the price of wooden doors, there are some general tips that can help you choose the best door for your home. What are they? 

#1 Direction of opening

The majority of external doors open inwards. Does it mean it is the best solution?  Not always. Outward-opening doors are always more sealed. They offer very good protection from horizontal rain and wind. The doorstep does not allow rainwater in, even if there is no roofing above the entrance.

#2 Thermal insulation

A U-value describes the ability of an element to transmit heat from a warm space to a cold space in a building or outside, and vice versa. The lower the U-value, the better insulated the element. High-quality external doors will have a U-value lower than 0.7.

#3 Surface protection

Wood is known for its natural elegance and durability. Nevertheless, timber doors need to be well-protected from humidity and other external conditions. When choosing a wooden door, make sure the surface is protected with dedicated formulas.  

High quality timber doors from Poland: Meet Fenbro and learn more about our offer

Fenbro offers windows and doors with full guarantee and installation service all over Ireland. Our aim is to deliver high-quality solutions that meet your needs and expectations. For this reason, we cooperate with the best Polish producers and manufacturers. Their products offer modern design and are in line with new technical requirements for the energy efficiency of buildings.

Which wooden doors are you interested in? Our offer includes five types of timber doors, among them three premium solutions (oak, meranti and larch). If you have any doubts, simply contact the Fenbro sales team. We will be happy to help you pick the best exterior door for your home. We will also take care of its proper installation. It is very important because the way doors are installed affects not only their properties but also your safety.

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