5 Reasons To Choose Wooden Doors

16 April 2021

Wooden doors are the most popular – and often most obvious – choice for typical homes.

If you’re looking to have new doors installed in your home and weighing up which kind to choose, below are five reasons why wooden doors could be the best way to go.

Such A Wide Variety of Wooden Doors To Choose From

There is an endless variety of wooden door choices.

Wooden doors are available in a wide range of different styles, such as those:

Made from solid wood or solid panels


With designs carved into the timber or which include window panels

Whatever style you are thinking about for the exterior and interior doors of your home, you can be sure to find a wooden door that fits your desired look.

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Popular styles of wooden door include:

  • Flush – Solid wood with no glass or wooden panels
  • Half glass – Featuring a window to allow the flow of natural light 
  • Panel – Featuring wooden panels, which add attractive detail
  • French – Double doors featuring a grille design and a number of smaller window panels 
  • Barn doors – Giving your home the traditional farmhouse look 

Whichever style you opt for, it’s comforting to know that you can easily paint or varnish your wooden doors if you want to change the look and feel of your home at any time in the future.

Easy To Adapt

Wooden doors are simple to adjust and alter, so that they fit the door frames in your home.

They can also be made-to-measure more easily than doors made from some other materials. 

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Timber can be shaved and sanded down without much difficulty if the door is a tight fit for the doorframe, meaning you don’t have to worry about your door getting stuck.

There are also a variety of different wooden door shapes available, from standard panel doors to grand arched doorways!

Wooden Doors That Offer Fire Protection

It may surprise you to learn that wooden fire doors are some of the safest doors around. 

These days, many of the most effective fire doors are not made from materials that are traditionally thought to be ‘tougher’ – such as steel and iron – but from high quality timber. 

And the beauty of having the option of being able to install wooden fire doors in pretty much any building is that they not only look as great as regular wooden doors but also offer so much in the way of fire safety. 

FD30 fire doors are perhaps the most popular choice of fire door in the UK. 

These wooden fire doors are manufactured and treated in a way that makes the doors resistant to the effects of smoke and fire for thirty minutes. 

Those thirty minutes of resistance will enable people within a burning building plenty of time to evacuate the premises, and also minimise property damage.

It’s so important to do everything that you can to ensure your building is fire safe – and installing wooden FD30 fire doors is one of the very best and most effective ways of doing this. 

Wooden Doors Are Sustainable

We all want to do what we can to protect the environment. So it’s worth remembering that wooden doors remain the most sustainable choice for interior and exterior doors.

Wooden doors are of course crafted from natural (as opposed to man-made) materials, and the use of these materials is balanced out by the planting of new trees. That means that you can rest easy in the knowledge that the doors you have chosen for your home don’t just look great, but are kind to the planet too.

They are also eco-friendly in the sense that wooden doors prevent both heat and cold air from moving between the rooms in your home. They’ll keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, making them energy-efficient as well. 

Further Benefits Of Wooden Doors

There are so many other benefits to choosing wooden doors. 

Firstly, wooden doors are the most popular style of door for a reason – they are classic and stylish, and can just as easily look contemporary as they can traditional. Wooden doors will never go out of fashion; and so it’s little wonder that wooden doors remain the most popular choice for new-build homes. 

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Timber is also one of the strongest and durable materials out there.

Wooden doors can now be constructed and treated in ways that give them years of longevity against general wear and tear, harsh weather conditions (in the case of exterior doors) and even structural damage. With this in mind, they’re an incredibly cost-effective option, as they can stand the test of time for years.

Of course, exterior wooden doors will take a little extra maintenance if you want to keep them in the very best possible shape, but this doesn’t tend to extend too far beyond occasional cleaning, painting and varnishing. When you compare their overall lifespan to that of a uPVC or aluminium door, this is a small price to pay. 

If you’d like to know more or would like to inquire about Vigor’s top-quality range of made-to-measure wooden doors, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today on 01642 265 034 or at info@vigordoors.com

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