Hardwood External Doors have very different needs to internal ones. Not only do they need to allow you access in and out of your property, they also protect it, offer privacy and create a first impression for the building as a whole. Essentially, external doors and door sets need to be stronger and more resilient against outdoor attackers, such as the elements (wind, rain, UV rays) and potential intruders.
Choosing your Hardwood External Door
We offer a range of door options, in contemporary and traditional styles, and there are a couple of questions you should ask before making your final decision:
- How much natural light and privacy do you want? Our fully panelled doors allow no light through, however they offer the highest level of privacy. Our glazed external door options range from full glazed panels to small windows, and most external doors are frosted so that you still have some privacy.
- Where will the door be placed? For example a door that is placed inside a bricked porch is likely to need less protection from the effects of weathering, as one that goes straight onto the street or driveway. Consider how sheltering the local area may be for the door, including from trees, fencing etc.
We do not recommend using a polish, wax or oil on any hardwood external door, as none of these are able to appropriately seal the door, which would cause problems with the veneers.
Taking care of your external doors right from the beginning will help to prolong its overall lifespan. Care should be taken as to where the door is stored prior to being installed, and you should ensure that all finishing products, including paints and stains, are applied before timber doors are hung.
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