What is the significance of having a solid wood door made of the same species of wood?
Most companies will make the outer portion of the door in a premium wood, such as Mahogany, but fill the inside of the door with a cheaper wood, such as pine. Each family of wood responds differently to environmental stresses, and when combined together, can cause adverse effects. Some of these adverse effects are things, such as loud "popping" noises, and premature warping. By having the same species of wood throughout the door, the outer and inner portion will act in sync, ensuring the longevity of the door. This also means that when you order a door in a premium wood, that is exactly what you are going to get.
Why is it so important to have annual maintenance done on the door?
Since wood is a natural resource, it does change over time, and with exposure to the environment. This is especially true if there is not a over-hang, or portico, to protect the wood door from environmental exposure. For example, if you choose to have a door with a darker stain, over time that stain will fade from prolonged exposure to the sun. In order to prevent fading, and other possible changes, it is best to book a annual maintenance. If you want to learn more about the maintenance package and what it includes click HERE.
Why is it better to have a wood door versus an aluminum or fiberglass?