I love the look and security of some of the new steel doors which also use stained glass inserts. My contractor though says that steel warps as much as wood and is more difficult to install in old homes where the openings are not square. Which is better, wood or steel?
It sounds like you need a new carpenter. Does he mean that if he installs a wood door that he does not have to make the opening square? My own preference is wood for one reason. The steel will gravitate cold into the house much more than wood. Even though the doors are insulated and they have a thermal break, the cold air will still travel through to the inside of the house. Just my opinion.
- 15 Old House Features We Shouldn't Abandon
- 17 Tiny Bathrooms We Love
- 16 Designs for a Low-Cost DIY Coffee Table
- Insanely Easy 60-Minute Home Improvements
- 12 Sheds You Could Live (or Work) In
- Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes
- 30 Things Every Adult Should Know How to Do
- 10 Surprisingly Simple Woodworking Projects
- 7 Surprising Other Uses for Mayonnaise
- 9 Ways to Make Your TV Look at Home
- 9 Totally Amazing Mobile Home Makeovers
- 21 Ways to Spring Clean—Naturally
- Show Off: 9 Ways to Display a Collection
- The Best Paint Colors for Low-Light Rooms
- 7 Easy Budget-Friendly Backyard Makeovers
- 8 Clever Storage Solutions for Pots & Pans
- 8 Creative OTHER Ways to Use a Closet
- 12 Tiny Gardens to Grow on a Tabletop
- 15 Eye-Catching Front Door Options
- 12 Places You Never Clean—But Should!