sheer beauty of wooden doors ensure that they have been, and
always will be a firm favorite amongst many property owners.
Wooden doors can be painted or stained, and are strong and
easy to work with. Ease-of-use makes for easier custom doors,
which is why highly detailed door designs are typically made
from wood. With regard to energy efficiency, few materials
are better insulators than wood.
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Fold-a-side Doors / Sliding Folding doors:
only downside to using wooden doors is that they require
regular maintenance. Peeling paint is more than an eyesore,
it's a sign that wood is being exposed to weather, which will
ultimately cause it to rot. A small number of high-end producers
use rot-resistant species like mahogany, but most domestically
manufactured doors are made from less-resistant wood species
such as pine. That said, a properly maintained wooden door
could last hundreds of years.
of wooden doors:
Wooden doors are designed and engineered to meet the requirements
of modern living and construction. Any high-performance, engineered
product - whether it is a boiler,
washing machine, car or door (of any material) – will
need some form of maintenance in order to ensure
its long life. Failure to keep to a planned maintenance schedule
may at best ruin the wooden door’s appearance and,
at worst, could lead to the early deterioration of the components.
The natural beauty of wood as a material for doors means
that, if maintenance is carried out regularly,
it will retain its visual appeal for a lifetime.
What you need to maintain on a wooden door:
Unless correctly maintained, there is a reasonable chance
that anything in a product that can go wrong will
go wrong. It is therefore necessary to check all aspects of
a wooden door. The most important elements to
maintain are the coating system and the hardware. However,
it is advisable to check the whole door
(interior and exterior) for any signs of deterioration. If
there are any causes for concern, follow these guidelines.
If the problem persists, contact the door manufacturer.
The type and level of maintenance required will depend on
the wooden door’s location and exposure to the
few guidelines for maintenance of wooden doors:
and algae - All wooden doors can suffer from mould
and algae caused by airborne spores, which settle on the surface.
To remove mould and algae, wash with a solution of one part
bleach to two parts water, and leave for 20 minutes to work.
Then rinse. If the blemish is stubborn, scrub with a stiff
nylon bristle (not metallic) brush.
Cleaning and washing - Wash with hot water
and liquid detergent every 6 months. Rinse with clean
water. During this process it is advisable to inspect all
components of the door for defects and take action
Damage - If any part of the door’s
coating system is damaged to the point of showing bare wood,
contact the manufacturer to find out which is the appropriate
coating material to use and their practical instructions on
how to maintain it.
products deteriorate over time and this is particularly true
of those that are exposed to the elements.
Wind, rain and sunlight – not to mention wind-borne
spores and insects – all contribute to the breakdown
and deterioration of all materials’ appearance. It is
therefore important to protect your wooden doors by putting
a barrier between them and the elements.
beauty of re-coating wooden doors is that when they are
done, they look brand
the surfaces of your wooden doors become damaged or exposed
to the elements, contact the manufacturer to find out what
the best procedure is to prepare the wood for re-decorating,
and which sealants are best to use.
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