WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WOOD EXTERIOR DOORS.
Exterior doors are not only a statement for the home, they’re also the most heavily-used exterior component. It makes sense to invest in a door that not only looks good, but will stand the test of time.
Where is it made?
At Cox Interior, we make our wooden doors in our own facilities in Kentucky. We control the quality and ensure that everything meets our standards and your specifications. Doors you see in big box home improvement stores typically come from overseas – to their standards and specifications
How is it made?
Start with the outside of your door – better known as the ‘skin’. The skin of our wooden exterior doors is 3/8” thick, compared to 1/16” for typical mass-produced doors. Just like ‘thin-skinned’ people, thin-skinned doors are easily damaged. A small dent can go right through and into the core of the door.
And speaking of the core, our door cores are made from solid wood – butcher block style, like many countertops. Many off-the- shelf doors are filled with something less solid, and less durable. Like composite wood (particle board) or foam or . . . better not ask.
Want a wood front door with glass? Take a look at the muntins (the strips of wood or other material that separate the glass) in a typical store-bought door. Chances are, the muntins are just decorative, and the panes of glass are really just one pane – which can be a big pain for you. If the glass is cracked or broken, you’re replacing all the glass in your door. Cox Interior wood doors are true divided-light doors, with muntins that aren’t just decorative; they actually separate the panes of glass.