The Best Material For Front Doors?

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alexaodim66 started the topic in Monday, 30 Jul 2012 at 5:15pm

There are many manufacturers offering numerous types of doors, but there are also other manufacturers who specialize in just one type. Still, the main choices in what regards the material are wood, steel, aluminum and composite doors. The material is very important, not only because it determines the price but also for its efficiency in the long run. Different materials have different properties, so weigh the pros and cons of each one before you make your final decision.

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Craig commented Monday, 30 Jul 2012 at 5:23pm

My door creaks ridiculously loudly when it's cold. It's probably more accurate at telling the outside temperature than a thermometer.

How do I stop it creaking? Just spray some WD40 into it, or are we talking big bucks and a total reinstall.

Many thanks in advance.

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68yamum commented Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 at 7:03am

Craig try a few drops of any cooking oil then open and close the door a few times to work it in.

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68yamum commented Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 at 7:09am

On the hinges that is :)

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tip-top1 commented Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 at 5:05pm

try graphite powder ,great for locks that are sticking also, will prob need to wipe away wd40 or oil first though,