Pros and Cons of Wooden Door Ventilation Frames

Doors are solid barriers set in doorways with lugs or holds – and they can sometimes have ventilators installed above their height. Ventilators are made of two parts – one is the door frame, and one is a door shutter that allows for airflow. Many types of wood are used in door ventilator frames, and is the most popular material for ease of cutting, shaping, and joining together using hand tools. Here’s a guide to some of the pros and cons of wooden door ventilator frames, prepared by the experts at Dori Doors.

Pros of Wooden Door Ventilation Frames

  • Wooden frames are not as affected by temperature as metal

  • Wood is a poor conductor of electricity and heat

  • Wood is less prone to condensation

  • Wood provides an attractive classic look

  • Wood allows for custom finishes

  • Wood can be polished or painted in any color

  • Zero risks of rust

  • Simple repairs for joint, frame, and masonry problems with simple wood beading modifications

  • Cheap and easy maintenance

  • Longevity – if a quality wood is used

  • SImple frame alterations and additions

  • Heightened wind and air resistance


Cons of Wooden Door Ventilation Frames

  • Wooden frames can be affected by insects

  • High quality wood is more expensive than cheap metal frames (but still worth it in our opinion)

  • Many suppliers provide poor quality wood, which contains knots, rotting, and a low level of shelf (and door frame) time value

  • Twisting can occur if the wrong type of wood is used

  • Wooden door frames are affected by air moisture, and can expand or contract (but then again, so does, and can, metal door frames.)

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