What Makes Stainable Wood Doors Worth The Investment

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What Makes Stainable Wood Doors Worth The Investment
Updated On: 
September 10, 2021
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The doors of your house do much more than simply provide an entrance and exit from your home interior. They provide safe and secure passages into the building from the exterior, while also protecting your home from the elements outside. Oftentimes, the front door is one of the first things that people notice about a home, thus playing an important aesthetic role in your home's exterior design.

In recent years, steel, fiberglass, and synthetic PVC doors have been gaining in popularity due to their low prices and durability. Though these types of doors may very well be a great option in some instances, a stained wood door continues to be one of the most attractive options for homeowners looking for a combination of durability, functionality, and beauty.

Below, we take a look at the benefits of stainable wood doors, the most popular wood door stain colors, and what to look for in the best wood stained front door for your home. 





Why Choose a Stainable Wood Door?


A solid wood front door is most likely going to be more expensive than other door options on the market. Though the exact price will depend on the type of wood and the design characteristics, homeowners can expect to pay somewhere between $2,000 to $4,000 for a complete, solid wood front door system, which would include the prehung wood door in its frame, hinges, lock sets, sidelights, and weather stripping.

Though this is significantly more expensive than some of the cheaper steel doors that you can find at your local home improvement store, we believe that stainable wood doors are a solid investment for your home. A few of the most important benefits of stainable wood doors include: 

  • Aesthetic Quality.
    While many manufacturers of steel, fiberglass, and PVC doors attempt to replicate the appearance of wood, a solid timber door is easily the most aesthetically pleasing material with which to build a door. Homeowners can choose a natural, clear finish to allow the natural grain of the wood to shine through, or choose any number of stains to match the door to the rest of your home’s exterior.

  • Energy Efficiency.
    Unlike other doors that need insulation, timber is a natural insulator. A solid, stainable wood door, then, can actually help to drive down your energy costs as a wood door can keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

  • Durability.
    When properly cared for, a stainable wood door can last a lifetime. Proper sealing and staining of the wood will minimize cracks or gaps from appearing around the door frame. Even if your door does get damaged, wood doors are generally easy to maintain and repair.

  • Lower Carbon Footprint.
    Lastly, stainable wood doors can also be one of the most sustainable door options for your home as wood captures and stores excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. 



Best Color Options for Stainable Wood Doors 


Another benefit of stainable wood doors is their versatility. There are dozens of different stain options that allow homeowners to add character to their door. In some cases, you may opt for a clear or transparent stain to allow the natural grains of fine hardwoods to show through.

However, if you choose a lower quality wood such as pine for your front door, you can instantly transform that door through several wood stains. Some of the most popular wood door stain colors on the market today include: 


Open The Door To Your Dream Home With Natale Builders


No matter what color of stain you choose for your wood door, Natale Builders can help you design the custom home of your dreams! We are a leading custom home builder specializing in helping homeowners in Western New York find the best materials to build their dream homes, including the best stainable wood doors on the market.

With over 50 years of experience in building custom homes, we are also an industry leader in Energy Star and Green Build designs for homes and neighborhoods in Western New York.

Contact us to start planning your dream home today!


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