Typically the front door of your home says a great deal about the home. A solid oak door is a wonderful way to provide striking beauty, functionality and security to your home. Let’s explore this further.
Oak is a wonderful material which is used in all kinds of applications from furniture to stairs, floors and even accessories. It is a very rich material which is highly durable and flexible in terms of the look and feel.
This material has the ability to accept stains and varnishes in different colors ranging from natural to dark. Depending on the type of finish used, the end result can be much different.
In general a darker finish has the ability to bring out the texture and grain of the wood. This is in contrast to a light finish which provides for a much smoother and uniform finish.
Either way a solid oak internal/external door is a wonderful way to provide a striking look to your home and provide a great deal of security against man made or natural threats. This is because a solid oak door is very strong.
If you use high locks including a dead bolt, it would be very difficult for an intruder to break through the solid oak front door. And the weight and stability of the door makes it an effective barrier against wind, rain and snow.
A solid wooden door can be expected to provide years of useful life. Because the door is solid, it can be refinished one or more times over its lifetime. So if the door becomes discolored or even slightly damaged, the old finish can be stripped from the door, it can be resanded and then refinished with a new coat of stain and varnish for moisture protection.
There are many companies which produce a solid oak door. You can find them from a variety of home stores like Home Depot or a specialty retailer. But for a truly unique result, you should consider a specialty retailer who has the ability to customize the door to provide you with a unique and special look.
For example the door can be incorporated with special glass inserts or specialized moldings to significantly change the look of the door. Look to a specialty retailer to suggest some options.
Since many of these manufacturers and contractors have helpful websites, you can view many kinds of solid oak doors and better understand what can be done with this material. But if you are considering the purchase of this type of door, it is a very good idea to use a professional installer.
The cost of a solid oak door can be fairly high so you want to make certain that it fits properly. Otherwise you could be wasting a good deal of money on a product which simply does not fit your home correctly.
As indicated earlier, there are a number of retailers and manufacturers who specialize in these kinds of doors. By reviewing their websites you should be able to view many different kinds of doors made from this solid oak. Look for examples of solid oak doors stained in different colors so you can get a better idea of the finished product.