Have you been kicking around the idea of buying new doors for your home or business? If so, you may want to contemplate choosing wood doors. That’s because today’s wood doors are affordable, strong, attractive and come in a variety of styles. Here’s a look at three factors to consider when making a selection:
#1: Think about Swing
Do you want a wood door that swings in or swings out? That’s just one of the first questions that you’ll need to answer. Some people believe that outswing doors are more energy efficient because they don’t rely on sweeps as much as inswing doors. Others rebuke those people and swear that inswing doors are tops. So it truly pays to consider all sides of the swing argument and compare them to your unique situation before settling on a particular wood door.
#2: Pick a Left or Right Orientation
You’ll also need to decide whether you need to have a left or right-hand door. To do that, stand on your home’s front porch or stairs. Then look at the existing hinges. If it’s an inswing door and the hinges are on the right, it’s a right-hand door. If it’s an outswing door with hinges on the right, it’s a left-hand door.
#3: Choose Wood Door Accents
Once you’ve chosen a swing style and orientation, take a look at all of the wood door accents available. Some wooden doors feature in-glass blinds or glass with decorative caming. Other wood doors may come with sidelites and transoms. The best way to go is to pick ones that will compliment your home’s architecture.
To learn more about beautifying your home or business with wood doors and the various options available, please contact us at The Finishing Store. We have two convenient locations in Victoria and Nanaimo and offer a fabulous, everyday price match guarantee.