Most Common Questions Our Clients Ask
Installing a wooden door is a huge investment for homeowners. You need to ask the right questions in order to ensure you get value for your money. Most people will ask the contractor about the material the door is made of, the contractor’s skill and experience as well as the maintenance demands. Let’s take a look at the top questions to ask a contractor regarding wooden doors before you install one.
What Type Of Wood Are The Doors Made From?
What may appear to be a wooden door may not be produced using real wood. It’s very important for you to ask so that you don’t end up with a door that’s not durable. Remember there are materials like laminate that are designed to mimic wood. The last thing you want is to invest in a door that doesn’t stand the test of time.
The highest quality doors are made from real wood. That’s high-grade wood that is easy to maintain, durable and uniquely beautiful. With the changing climate, having a door that’s not made from real wood can cost you lots of money in repairs. High grade wood is usually the highest quality type of wood in the market and that’s why it can be a bit pricey compared to other lower quality options. Find out whether the door has undergone quality control process and testing to ensure it meets industry standards.
What Experience Do You Have In Building Custom Made Wooden Doors?
Custom wood doors can have their own challenges that’s why you need an expert to design and install one for you. Before hiring a contractor to design your doors, find out whether they have extensive experience in this kind of project. Ask to see some of their previous work. If they are experts in custom wood doors, request for pictures of some doors they’ve installed before. A good contractor will be happy to show off their work.
The best door contractors will start by advising you on the type of exterior door that best suits your home depending on your needs and lifestyle. For instance, if you have small children and pets, then a door that’s easy to maintain would be the most suitable for you. Make sure the company you choose to design your custom wooden door has a creative team with extensive knowledge and skill in door manufacturing.
Will The Work Be Subcontracted To Different Professionals?
When you hire a contractor, you expect them to do the job for you. Unfortunately, there are companies that subcontract work which means that it may not be done as properly as you expect. To avoid this, make sure you find out if the door company you are about to work with will hire third parties to handle your project. It’s better if you hire a company that has a team capable of handling all their projects without having to outsource to subcontractors. If there are any other areas you’re not sure of, ask your contractor so that you are guaranteed of a pleasant experience.