Timber’s beauty comes from the fact it is a natural material, and as a natural product some degree of movement in terms of expansion/contraction can be expected. However, with the engineered timber that Everest use, this movement is kept to a minimum.
A low quality timber door can warp over time, however, Everest wooden doors are laminated and engineered to add strength, eradicate knots and resist twisting.
Wooden doors are considered by many to be the most visually pleasing type of door. Their natural beauty suits both traditional and modern properties. For many homes, particularly in conservation areas, wooden doors are the perfect choice. They are also available in a wide range of painted and stained colours so you can create the ideal look to suit your home.
We use micro-porous paint and stain finishes on all of our timber products to keep them looking good, however timber products aren’t maintenance free and will require regular maintenance to maintain the performance and look of the product. The regularity of maintenance will depend on the location of your property and where the wooden windows are located on the property.
Our paint finishes will require maintenance every 3 years to 4 years in a moderate climate (non-coastal areas at low altitude) or every 2 to 3 years in extreme climates (coastal areas and high altitude).
Our stain finishes will require maintenance every 2 to 3 years in a moderate climate (non-coastal areas at low altitude) or every 1 to 2 years in extreme climates (coastal areas and high altitude).
Unsheltered doors will require more maintenance than those sheltered or partly sheltered.
We recommend that the surface coating is inspected annually and if required you should re-coat the wood with micro-porous stain or paint.
All of our timber frames are made from specifically selected, seasoned wood. Timber has natural properties which help it withstand the elements and in the factory we apply a ‘colour harmonising’ finish containing a preservative. We then apply a micro-porous protective stain or paint finish. However, timber is a natural material so requires regular attention to keep them looking good. You should carry out cleaning regularly, at least twice a year. The factory applied coating systems will give many years of life between repainting cycles and simple steps, such as wiping down the product to remove dirt and insects will help to extend the decorative finish. Washing your door regularly with soap and water can add years of life to your wooden door.