A front door should be a cheery smile that welcomes visitors. If we decide to sell our home someday, we want our front door to announce ‘This is a quality. You want to buy this place because the seller has looked after me’. However that said, are wooden front doors worth the trouble, especially the maintenance? We decided to share the pros and cons with this post.
A Few Reasons Why Your Lifestyle May Answer ‘No’
Wood is an organic material. It grows on trees and each piece is slightly different. A true artisan knows how to work with the wood grain, not fight it. So the door hangs true regardless of the weather.
However being organic, wood’s natural inclination is to decay like all living things eventually do. This means it needs a fresh ‘top dressing’ every few years to keep the weather at bay.
Another potential problem that makes homeowners wonder are wooden front doors worth the trouble is they are quite heavy. Every time they close with a satisfying clunk that puts strain on their hinges and hinge screws. Eventually they need tightening.
Some homeowners say ‘No’ to wooden doors because of the occasional maintenance they require. Others enjoy having a few chores in the job jar, for days when they feel like achieving something special with their hands.
A Few Reasons Why Wooden Doors Are Worth the Trouble
Trouble’s a harsh word to describe keeping one’s hand on things. So we connect with the place we live, and fix little niggles before they become problems. You could refresh your wooden front door with a lick of different colour paint.
Alternatively you could upgrade it by sanding it down, and applying a different tone of stain to bring out the wood grain in exciting new ways. You could go the whole nine yards with a new pair of door handles.
If you were to ask one of our satisfied clients are wooden front doors worth the trouble, they might give you a quizzical look. Then when they figured you out they are most likely to reply ‘No trouble at all, why do you ask? Mine’s a real pleasure.’
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