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Strong Wood Doors For That Old World Charm
It is true that when door replacement becomes necessary, the good old wood door is no more the first choice. Newer materials with the same degree of strength and beauty have slowly but surely taken over the market share for doors. Old drafty wood doors that have outlived their utility are being substituted by steel or fiberglass doors.
In spite of this, there is no denying the fact that the classic old world charm of a polished wood door is hard to beat. There are times when wood door installing is a necessity. The first is to maintain the structural integrity of the house. The new door must be in sync with the remaining doors and should not look out of place in the total architectural setup of the house. Secondly, even though fiberglass or steel doors may be hand painted to look like wood ones, it might be difficult to mimic the exact hue of the door being changed.
The advantages that wood doors have over other materials are that of colors and wood grains.
Real solid wood doors are made of Fir, Oak, Mahogany, Cherry, Knott, Alder, Pine and many more. Each has a distinct look and color. For example dark Mahogany will be quite distinct from the lighter hue of cherry. The exact color might be difficult to replicate if a wood door is replaced with a fiberglass or steel one. However, old growth trees are a rarity now and most wood doors are made from fast growing trees in tree farms. These do not have the same strength as the older ones and tend to warp or crack after a season or two. Hence it is necessary before wood door installing to contact reputed doors and windows contractors who will offer you solid wood doors of the older variety. These doors are specially laminated to withstand the effects of moisture and temperature fluctuations.
Sliding glass doors add an element of beauty to the house.
These usually open out to patios or gardens and give a clear view of the surroundings. Sliding glass doors have an extra advantage. Furniture or other fixtures can be placed right up to the doors as they do not take up space to swing back and forth on hinges. Such doors have toughened glass that takes care of any security issues and the anodized aluminum tracks and frames have an element of beauty to it. Precision bearings ensure an effortless operation.
There are some specific technical aspects to sliding glass door replacement.
High quality weather stripping on the rails eliminates water, air, dust and insulates the rooms from temperature fluctuations outside, making the doors highly energy efficient. Sliding glass doors have frames of fiberglass, wood or steel and may be inlaid with textured or clear glass to let in natural light. Before taking up a project of sliding glass door replacement, take the advice of home improvement companies who will offer you both standard designs off the shelf or customized ones to fit your requirements.