Selecting the Best Wood for Your Exterior Door in Rockville

What’s popular and trendy changes with the seasons when it comes to home remodeling, but there’s one thing that will always be in style: a classic, durable, attractive wooden exterior door. Although metal and fiberglass are decent options as well, no other material offers adaptability and aesthetic appeal like wood can. However, when choosing a type of wood for your exterior door in Rockville, it’s important to note that some types of wood will work better than others.


When choosing a type of wood for your exterior door in Rockville, it’s important to note that some types of wood will work better than others.

Your Best Wooden Exterior Door Options

  • Oak

Oak is generally a very hard wood, meaning it is durable and able to withstand pressure as well as the elements. It is also resistant to moisture and decay, making it a great choice for an exterior door. It is usually dark gray in color, with a tight grain pattern.

  • Mahogany

Mahogany has a very clean look, as it typically has very few knots and imperfections. It has an extremely high level of water resistance, allowing it to withstand extreme temperatures and moisture. Although mahogany tends to be pricier than most other woods, it is worth the investment if you want your exterior door to last many years.

Types of Wood to Avoid

  • Adler

Although Adler is a hardwood, a beautiful warm brown in color, fine-grained, and reasonably priced, it unfortunately does not make a good choice for an exterior door. Adler does not tend to absorb shock well and it is not moisture-resistant. If chosen for an exterior door, Adler is likely to rot, decompose, or suffer from dents and cracks over a short period of time. Adler is a better choice for indoor furniture and cabinets.

  • Poplar

Since Poplar is so easy to work with, readily available, and resistant to splitting when taking nails or screws, many people may think it would be a good choice for an exterior door. However, Poplar is too soft a wood to build a door with. It’s a better option for interior trim, cabinets, and molding.

If you’re ready to begin the task of installing a new exterior door into your home, Fisher Lumber can provide you with the Therma-Tru, Simpson, or Masonite exterior door that fits your needs and budget. With minimal care and upkeep, a wooden exterior door can add value to your Rockville home and keep your home looking beautiful for many years to come!

Fisher Lumber and Hardware

Since 1894, Fisher Lumber and Hardware has been serving homeowners and professional contractors in the Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia areas with top quality lumberbuilding materialstools, and accessories. Operating under the same ownership since 1947, our business has been built on our reputation with our customers. Get in touch with us today by calling 301-424-6500 or by visiting our website. Stay in touch via FacebookPinterestTwitter, and Google+ too!

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