Oak French Doors
For of Timeless Elegance
Solid oak French doors add a special aesthetic to any patio or balcony. Their warm and natural look creates a cozy ambiance and provides excellent weather resistance and durability. Thanks to an increased awareness of sustainable living concepts, they have become increasingly popular, as hardwood is a renewable material - a benefit which has been evident throughout its history. Thus, its growing popularity in door and window construction despite the prevalence of synthetic materials should come as no surprise.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Oak French Doors
It is no surprise that wood is enjoying a revival in modern windows and doors. After all, this material is not only renewable but also offers numerous advantages:
- Easy to work with, compared to other hardwoods
- Excellent natural insulation
- More resistant to moisture than other hardwoods
- Unique grain offers traditional aesthetics
- Easy to cut and shape without damaging the wood
- Elegant and warm look helps create a homely ambiance
Of course, as with all wood surfaces, it does require more care than synthetic materials. Like fine silverware or even just your car, wood does require a certain amount of regular maintenance. Based on your local weather and factors like direct sunlight and salty air in coastal areas, they may need to be refinished or touched up every few years. Yet, a little regular cleaning and care can prevent more work later. As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.