Doors: For New Construction, Remodels, Replacements, Parts and Repair Our Doors Are Open.
What you let in, what you let out. There are no features in your home more important to controlling that than your doors. And while functionality is key for the comfort and safety of your home, style is equally important. For new construction, remodels, parts and service to screens, we have been helping provide people with their ideal doors through an exceptional selection of brands and decades of expertise. What doors are best for your project and your money? Stop into your local Chase Lumber and let’s show you.
A Vast Selection of Doors with Free Local Delivery.
At the end of the day, your window choices really come down to your personal aesthetic, style and budget. So, having options is key. And options are what we offer in full (along with exceptional window expertise), including:
Exterior Entry and Interior Doors: Kolbe, ModernView, Thermo Tru Doors, Simpson Door Company.
Storm Doors: Anderson, Larson, CDC (The Combination Door Company).
Patio Doors: Thermo Tech and Western Building Products.
Exterior and Interior Door Material: You Have Options.
Doors are made from several different types of the materials depending on where they are used, the function and the style. From wood, steel, aluminum, vinyl, PVC and fiberglass. Knowing more about door material can help you make a better decision about what’s best for yours. So, let’s take a look at the main options below:
Wood Panel Doors
The classic door. Made for both exterior and interior purposes these doors are solid wood. Which offers strength and good insulating capabilities. Hardwoods such as oak are generally best for exterior doors (and are very dent resistant). Softwoods like pine dent easier but are still fairly durable.
NOTE: If you prefer staining over painting your door, you’ll want to invest in a stain-grade wood panel door.
Solid Core Flush Doors
These doors are similar to a hollow-core interior door, but with a difference you’ve probably figured out. Yes, the space within the wood frame is solid (filled with particleboard for instance). They are heavy (what you want for an exterior door). But you’ll want to keep the veneer protected with paint to keep the particleboard from getting wet.
Core Block (or Stave Core) Doors
These doors offer a different kind of core from those with particleboard or foam. The core is made of multiple thin pieces of wood that are laminated together. A wood veneer covers the core. So, they look like a standard wood panel door but make for a very stable door when painted or stained.
Gaining in popularity and becoming common for exterior door use, fiberglass doors offer appealing qualities. They can be molded into a variety of shapes and styles (come in a variety of colors and can be painted) are durable and more resistant to the elements (keep from warping, shrinking, expanding, etc.).
Yes, these are becoming common for homes (having been mostly used for commercial purposes). These can either have a steel exterior with a foam core or foam core wrapped in steel with a wood veneer over it all. As you can guess, these are very strong and insulate very well.
Wood Panel Doors
These are the classic doors. Solid wood that are made for both exterior and interior use. And are made from both hardwoods (like oak) and softwoods (like pine which is very common). Softwood doors are most common due to their lighter weight and cost. But they are not quite as durable as their hardwood cousins.
High or Medium Density Fiberboard Door
HDF or MDF is harder and more resistant to denting than hardboard (but not stronger than solid wood). Available in an array of styles, they have a paneled, modern look that’s making HDF and MDF doors a growing, popular choice.
NOTE: Never use an interior door for an exterior entryway.
Visually attractive while letting more light into any home, glass doors need to be built well (especially for exterior usage). But when applied to a home (whether interior or exterior), they add beauty and can make a statement.
NOTE: Recommended to get gas-filled thermal glass panes for an exterior glass door.
MORE INTERIOR DOOR OPTIONS TO CONSIDER:
Stamped Hardboard Doors
These doors offer a hardboard exterior (sometimes referred to as Masonite) that is usually covered with a hard-baked paint. This is done to help protect the softer hardboard. These doors can be the most affordable and the hardboard can be molded to look like wood grain.
Hollow Core Doors
Very common especially for new construction. These doors are 1-3/8” thick and made of wood stiles and rails. The interior generally consists of a cardboard webbing. The exterior is made of a veneer. If taken care of, they can last for a long time. But rough use can lead to denting, and if hit hard can puncture.
NOTE: Consider purchasing these doors with an oak or birch veneer for painting convenience.
Storm doors provide an additional layer of protection to your exterior doors from inclement weather (especially important in the ever changing weather we have in Wisconsin). There is a wide array of functional and style options, such as you can see below from Larson, an industry leader in storm doors.
ANDERSON Storm Doors
CDC (The Combination Door Company)
Larson Storm Doors
Check out the Larson Storm Door gallery below.
Hardware Selection for Every Door
The hardware you choose for your doors is as important as the door itself. That’s why we offer a vast array of styles and functional options for both exterior and interior doors—from doorknobs, plates, hinges and locking mechanisms.
Barn/Sliding Door Hardware
Spacing saving and statement making, the barn/sliding door treatment has become an appealing option for many homes. Even better, you can turn almost any door into one with the right hardware. From design and functionality, we have a vast array of barn/sliding door hardware to make this attractive and useful approach perfect for your space.
Want to know more about types of doors?
For further insights on the pros and cons of the most popular interior and exterior door types. And what to keep in mind when replacing one, visit our Problem Solvers Series blog.