Why are External Wooden Front Doors better than Steel Doors?

You have a mind-blowing house, perfect interior decorating, but whenever anyone enters your house they keep quiet and say nothing about your exquisitely designed home. Do you know why? Maybe because your house has a poorly designed or mismatched front door.

According to a research when anybody enters your house the first two things they see is your front door and entryway and if they are not designed properly, the mind forms the image of an improper and shabby house. It’s the first thing that guests notice when they enter your house.

When selecting an external front door, functionality is as important as designing. Having a magnificent front door is not enough, it may be able to create a good impression, but what’s the point of having it if it is not durable enough. You really don’t when to spend a fortune on front doors, the selection of material is extremely crucial.

Some homeowners choose to have steel external front doors while some like to have wood front doors. However, a wooden front door is better than steel because it’s more durable and tough against harsh winds, heavy rains, sunlight and provides better security against intruders.

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view of the porch with a wooden front door and bay windows

Aesthetic Appeal

Several interior designers and homeowners find that steel doors often give an extremely cold and industrial look. They don’t have design versatility because no matter how beautiful they are made, they lack texture. Wood doors are considered to be the best option when front doors are concerned. Wood is a natural material and the freedom to polish it gives it really nice aesthetic appeal.

While steel doors give a-single-material look, wood doors offer a variety of styles and looks. You can use different types of materials of wood such as maple, pinewood, applewood, oak, cherry and several others. Each wood has a different texture, quality, and appeal. A wood door gives a very warm, cozy and welcoming look to your house. Wood doors have always been a choice of interior designers and architects when carving is considered, you can have a beautifully carved wooden door with a range of designs such as flowers, animals, and other designs.

family standing in front of their front door

Price & Functionality

Steel doors are less expensive than wood doors, but then in this age, we have several wood doors options available that are much cheaper than a steel door. What gives wooden doors the edge over steel door is the functionality; having a wood external front door will make sure that heat is not easily transferred inside your house.

As steel is a good conductor of heat, during summer seasons they tend to become really hot, and when they heat up, they transmit heat, which eventually makes your house warmer. On the other hand, wood is a bad conductor of heat. It can withstand heat for a very long time; it doesn’t absorb heat easily, which means that no absorption leads to a cooler environment. 

family standing in front of their new house

Durability, Maintenance, and Care

Steel doors are finished at factories with special coatings; wood doors are finished using special polishing materials. With steel doors, you continuously need to repaint them so that they can be protected from moisture, leads to rusting. Wood doors don’t need to be painted; you can polish or sand them after several years in order to give them new look.

Steel doors maintenance requires professional assistance while maintenance of wood can easily be achieved through DIYs (Do it yourself). Steel doors tend to get scratches and dents, which further deteriorate its health, but wood doors are resistant to damage caused by scratches and dents are impossible to occur due to the nature of wood.

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