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Top 10 benefits of having wooden front doors in your home

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New doors can change the look and feel of any home. Whether you’re looking to save on your energy bills, block out sound from the road outside, or increase the value of your home, a good wooden door could be the perfect way to go.

The benefits of wooden doors are aplenty- but we’ll go into our top 10 advantages here.

1. Versatility
Wooden doors can be made to suit and fit just about any home. Change the size, wood type, and design of your door to make it the best choice for you. The great thing about timber is that pretty much anything is possible - choose between light and dark, painted, or even engraved doors.

2. Natural insulator
We all get worried about our heating bills from time to time, but having a wooden door could just take the edge off. Wood is a fantastic natural insulator that will trap the heat into your home, meaning you can avoid turning the thermostat up as much. In turn, this will also help to keep your home cool in the summer months.

3. Durability
Wooden doors can last up to 30 years when taken care of properly. They can with stand structural change, weathering, and other trauma really well, and can be repaired much easier than other materials. Simply make sure to stain and finish your door regularly to keep it looking its best.

4. Environmentally friendly
As well as lasting years, timber doors are also very environmentally friendly for other reasons. Wooden doors are made of natural materials, meaning they can be up cycled or recycled again and again. They also work to store carbon and release oxygen, making them great for your carbon footprint.

5. Aesthetically pleasing
There’s no doubt that wooden doors look great. They suit most styles of home, and can even add to the value of your property when cared for properly. Whether you choose timber for your front door, back door, or even your interiors - it’s sure to look fantastic.

6. Security
Many of us look for new doors that provide a good deal of security. Wooden doors are sturdy, solid, and work to keep your home safe. Simply pair your front and back doors with quality locks - a five - lever mortice is generally the favourite for keeping unwanted guests out.

7. Timeless
Wooden doors never go out of fashion. Whether you’re looking to install them on a new build or a renovated period property, you’re sure to find an elegant style to suit you. We love that wooden doors can also be painted to reflect changes in the look of your property over the years.

8. Weather-resistant
Wooden doors that are maintained properly are very weather resistant. Make sure to protect your door with paint (or varnish) and seal the borders of it to keep even the harshest weather conditions at bay. You can ever buy weather bars to deflect rain running down the door if you wish.

9. Increase your home’s value
Giving the exterior of your property a face lift prior to selling is a fantastic way to increase its value. Choose to change your front and back doors, or even add wooden doors to your interior for a classic and elegant look. Wooden French doors have become a real favourite in recent years.

10. Noise insulation
No one wants to hear the road outside or the party across the street while trying to get to sleep at night. Luckily, wooden doors are great at keeping noise out so you can get the most out of your space. Pair your wooden door with triple-glazed windows to keep your home even quieter.

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