Different Types of Door Materials
Today windows and doors industry in Ottawa has many kinds of doors to offer their clients, but in fact all of them are made of several materials and only style and shape make them unlike each other. Doors are most commonly made of wood, insulated steel, and fiberglass. But, as you know, vinyl units are also available, because today entry doors are produced with various composite materials. Below you can find description of these common doors materials and some of their characteristics.
Wood. Wooden doors Ottawa are traditional units featuring “stile-and-rail” construction. Horizontal rails and vertical stiles are joined together with wooden panels to create a single panel. Most frequently these doors are made of engineered wood because only with this material it is easy to enhance doors performance and also achieve optimal utilization of wood.
In addition to classy stile-and-rail construction, wooden entry doors in Ottawa are made of a variety of other methods. Statistically the most popular type of interior doors is constructed with flush or molded high-density fiberboard skins. Designs of wooden doors vary enormously.
Steel. This is the most common material for entry doors in Ottawa. Both interior and exterior parts in steel doors feature steel skin on both sides of a core which is made up of insulating foam. This part is then surrounded by a wood perimeter in order to provide high energy efficiency. These units are available in a great variety of solid panel styles. Doors experts explain that steel doors often have a section which can easily be cut out and replaced by a door lite if needed.
Fiberglass. Though it sounds like a new material, fiberglass windows and doors have been in the market for a long time. According to statistics units from fiberglass gain popularity again in Ottawa. Fiberglass entry doors are similar in construction features to steel doors, because the units have composite skin of steel. These entry doors offer great energy efficiency and low maintenance characteristics. Today they are available in a huge number of stainable and paintable woodgrain as well as paintable smooth panel options.
Glass. With no doubt, glass is the most common material for all kinds of doors, including entry doors, in Ottawa. Apart from traditional transparent glass manufacturers often implement decorative and high-performance glass options. When you are choosing glass windows it is very important to check their Energy Efficiency because glass doors can in fact be evaluated in this respect as well as windows. Consider checking units’ low-emissivity and solar-control characteristics before making the final decision on your new doors. Make also sure that you consider installing extra durable glass to increase safety features of your doors that will be impact-resistance for better protection from hurricanes and break-ins.
Professionals from Big City Windows in Ottawa explain that recent introductions of glass to the market are self-cleaning and low-maintenance which could not be better for entry doors. Moreover, manufacturers have recently introduced a great variety of new coatings that help doors limit dirt build-up on their exterior and consequently reduce the need for cleaning.
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