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Don’t Use Wood Doors in Direct Sunlight in Minnesota

Are you considering purchasing a new door for the front of your home? Do you dread the countless hours it will take to decide what the best material will be? Should you choose a steel, wood, or composite door? What style should you go with? Do you prefer the painted or stained look? What realistic price ranges should you be considering?

After 15 + years in the exterior home remodeling business, Window Outfitters is able to help you narrow down these choices and make short work of your new investment. The only real stand-alone rule is, don’t ever put a wood door in direct sunlight! This will warp, fade, crack, and split a solid wood door.  If your home and the door you are considering faces the south, southwest, or west, and you have no overhang to divert direct light, stay away from wood.

Even though a wood door may be covered with polyurethane, this will still not stand up to the pounding beams of the sun day after day. Poly breaks down fast, and once it does, it will look terrible. You will have to sand and refinish every nook and cranny, and by the time you have finished, it will be too late; the door will have cracked and moisture will have already gotten inside.   Permanent damage has been done.

Avoid this altogether by using either a steel, composite, or fiberglass door. They are all well insulated and come with excellent warranties against exposure to the sun.  So relax and enjoy the sunshine around your home.  Once you have your new door in place, you won’t have to be concerned about what the weather is going to do, – you can enjoy it for many years to come.

If you are ready to start replacing a door, or doors, be sure to check in with Window Outfitters in Minneapolis first. We have what you need, and we can help you make short work of the decision process. 952-746-6661


Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.