Advancements in door technology and materials chemistry give you many more choices when buying an exterior door. Woods and metals like steel or aluminum now compete with fiberglass, standard glass, PVC (polyvinyl chloride), and wood composites. Wood offers distinct advantages for interior, exterior, and custom doors such as wine cellar doors.

  • Wood doors are natural insulators, a characteristic essential for exterior and wine cellar doors that help control the temperature of your home or cellar. 
    • Solid wood wine cellar doors made from mahogany, red oakwood, or walnut, have an R-value that’s as good as (if not higher than) glass to resist thermal fluctuations.


  • Wood is easily customizable to fit the style, shape, and size of your entryway.
    • Wood is readily cut into dimensions for the end-use, such as doors for wine cellars that require a 2 ¼-inch depth for robust security.
    • Although some material finishes can replicate the look of a wood door, they can’t deliver the warmth and character of solid wood.


  • You can personalize wood doors with sidelights, iron accents, or other embellishments, creating a distinctive gateway to particular areas in your home, like a wine cellar.


  • Wood is naturally attractive, available in various soft-and-hardwoods, with tougher species offering added security from unwanted visitors and the elements.   
    • The versatility of wood gives artisans a material that looks beautiful in arched or rectangular shapes. Wood can accommodate ovals or half-moons of thermal glass without affecting the durability of the door.


  • Custom wood doors are eco-friendly, not made with chemicals in a factory.
    • Even more good news is that door manufacturers have improved the quality of wood doors, creating thicker panels, tighter weather stripping, and thermal, energy-efficient glass inserts with designs to meet customer needs.


  • With proper finishing, wood doesn’t crack, chip, dent, or break easily, reducing maintenance challenges.
    • If you notice scratches on your wood doors, the surface is easy to sand and stain.
    • You may find some minor aging adds texture and appeal to some doors, like a wine cellar door.


  • Expert door manufacturers create wooden door frames that fit snugly into an entryway and don’t rust, minimizing the airflow leakage and deterioration that can occur with some metal frames.


  • Hardware, like hinges, handles, or doorknobs, installs easily on wood doors.


Are you looking for a custom wood door for your entryway or wine cellar? Considering an upgrade of your exterior door or wine cellar door?  Contact the Master Doors Canada design team today at (905) 597-9011.