When investing in a new patio door system, choose a product with an engineered-wood core. This is the superior alternative to solid- or hollow-core units on many levels. In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Austin explains the advantages of having engineered wood in the heart of your exterior door:
Compared to solid wood, engineered wood is more stable because it’s a mix of lumber and a variety of other materials. The combination makes it less prone to swelling, shrinking and warping. As a result, doors with an engineered-wood core are better at withstanding extreme changes in temperature and humidity.
Genuine timber tends to split more easily along the grain. Engineered wood, however, consists of a variety of grains that run in different directions. This feature allows it to maintain its toughness and solid construction over time. In fact, it’s so sturdy it requires enormous force to break it, a desirable trait in an entry door.
Unmatched Cost Effectiveness
Generally, hinged and sliding patio doors with an engineered-wood core cost more than their hollow-core counterparts, but they’re less pricey than solid-wood units. In addition to appealing to most budgets, they offer great bang for the buck. They are more affordable than solid-wood doors but are stronger and heavier because of their greater density.
Further, they’re low-maintenance. When clad in a water-resistant material like a rigid vinyl sheath or coated with a urethane-based finish, doors with an engineered-wood core can stay attractive with minimal cleaning.
The manufacturing of contemporary and traditional French doors with an engineered-wood core doesn’t put a strain on natural materials. It utilizes less timber, which is good news for the environment. Also, door systems with an engineered-wood core deliver outstanding thermal insulation to help reduce your energy costs.
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