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Steel or wood?

Posted by gaia6b (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 30, 06 at 17:42

Hi - we're replacing two old wood doors on the front of our "garage" - the garage is actually an old brick and wood building, rather rustic. The garage sits right on the street, and the doors will be seen close-up by pedestrians. What am I getting at? Do I really want to put steel doors on this building? Isn't that a little out of character? Does anyone have wood doors that last and that they love? (The local door salesman is really trying to talk me out of wood.)

Thank you!

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RE: Steel or wood?

Wood rots and it is really heavy to open. BUT, if you like wood and are willing to care for it then get wood.

No brand, my parents 2 car wood door lasted 30+ years because every 2 years Dad sanded the bottom panel and painted it all. No matter Dad's meticulous care, that door got darn heavy when it rained.

You have a wood door so you know that. That guy might be pushing steel for a sales quota. If you want a wood door for one reason or another then get a wood door. It would just need care.

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