Doors do not simply act as the first impression that someone gets of your home and personal style, they also keep Mother Nature out while allowing you to maintain your view. Homeowners often opt to repaint their doors to reflect a change in style and when they do this, the homeowners end up spending thousands more on energy bills due to their old leaky door. What we recommend at Source is replacing your door with a high-quality Caoba or SIW door. We love these two brands not only because of the durable and long-lasting product they produce but also because of their commitment to social responsibility. For example, Caoba, based out of Antigua, Guatemala, produces handcrafted wood doors while also providing healthcare and childcare centers for the community. Caoba’s commitment to Guatemala is central to their mission and to their future company growth; each of Caoba’s doors is crafted from locally sourced wood, such as mahogany.
Regardless of what type of door you decide is right for your home, the Source team has put together a guide of the basics for what you need to know, not only when selecting a manufacturer but also which materials are best. From solid wood, fiberglass, aluminum-clad, even solid bronze Source has the perfect door to customize any home. One of two most popular materials trending today include solid wood and aluminum clad here is why:
Aluminum doors offer benefits such as not being prone to rot especially softer wood doors made from pine wood doors are and also tend to be stronger than wood doors. When you think of an aluminum door, the idea of a metal slab may come to mind, but this doesn’t have to be the case; SIW offers custom powder coated finishes and various woodgrain colors so that the desired aesthetic can be achieved. Additionally, aluminum doors offer more protection from both intruders and weather than their wood counterparts. SIW doors are certified to stand up to winds ranging from 210 to 390 miles per hour by both Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. Another benefit to SIW’s impact-resistant doors is that their strength offers a level of sound protection to keep the stress of traffic noises, loud neighbors, and other disturbances out of your home.
Source’s Building Supply & Design team is the exclusive SIW factory authorized dealer for the Low country and Caribbean. SIW is totally customizable with dozens of styles and coatings to fit your needs.
Solid wood has been the standard door material for most of history and for good reason: with proper maintenance, a wood door can last decades and unlike aluminum, wood doors can be altered/updated to match the latest style. Many homeowners choose a wood door for its traditional look, especially if their home is in a historic area.
When it comes to wood doors Caoba is our go-to at Source; they pride themselves on catering to each individual customer’s needs by not producing a standard option. Instead, each of Caoba’s doors is crafted to order. Recently we worked with a homeowner who wanted a bold custom-made door, check out how we made their dreams come true here.
“I was looking for a way to make my home on Isle of Palms simply look different. My architect sold me on the idea that a customized front door established a personality to my house. The fact that Source was able to custom design a door exactly to my dream, was exciting to see come true.”
– Brandy M.
If you can envision it, then we can source it. To tell us more about your project or schedule an in-studio appointment call us or visit our website today!