Wooden Doors – Many Styles
Tashman Home Center provides wood doors in may architectural and historic styles here in Los Angeles : Spanish, Spanish Colonial, Traditional, Mid-Century Modern, Mediterranean, Craftsman and California Bungalow. Picking the right door and hardware is important for many reasons other than matching the style of the house.
Does your wood door get a lot of sun? Do you want light to come through it? What kind of security do you need. How often do you do maintenance? Is your home in one of LA’s HPOZs, which requires all new or replacement windows and doors be made of wood?
Wood doors come in all types of woods, sizes and shapes. The long-held concern that wood doors warp is largely a thing of the past, when doors were constructed of solid stock. Today, most entry doors have a core made of engineered wood that is less likely to warp or twist, which is then covered with a wood veneer. The thicker the veneer the better the door.
Don’t consider engineered doors as “cheaping out”, because with regular maintenance such a door can easily match the life span of a house. While solid wood doors are still made, they are usually custom designed and come at considerably higher price point than engineered doors.
If you’re looking for a paneled wood door, we recommend starting with a Douglas Fir door or an Alder door. These woods are popular because they are easily stained and can be matched to other woods in the home like the flooring or railings.
Wood Door Maintenance
Over the years customers have requested that their front doors be replaced. Often the problem is not with the door but with the finish or paint job on the door. Other times the jamb or threshold was problematic, or the lock was broken. So, like anything in your home or business, wood doors need on-going maintenance. To avoid having to replace your front door, oil its hinges and lock annually and, depending on how much sun it gets, paint or refinish the door every 2-5 years . Also, try to keep its weatherstripping clean so it doesn’t crack, drag, or get loose.
The Right Door For Your Home
Tashman Home Center works with a range of companies to manufacture custom wood doors. We can reproduce and install traditional or modern styles for complete unit replacement, or repair and restore existing doors to their former beauty.
Please visit our showroom to see our wood door selection or call us today to set up your free estimate on wood doors for your home.
Los Angeles HPOZ Resources & Tashman Incentives
Tashman Home Center is an approved vendor of Los Angeles’ Historic Preservation Overlay Zones and an expert in restoring and replacing windows and doors with historically correct materials and styles. To learn more about the HPOZ program and Tashman’s Incentives, please click Los Angeles Historic Preservation Zones.
Professional Installation & Repair
Tashman Home Center provides custom, professional wood door installation done with our own crews (Lic # 298720) – not subcontractors and, when it comes to windows and doors, we are certified Installation Masters. We are known for our attention to detail, so, if we do the installation, we make sure it’s done right the first time – because we guarantee it.
For more information regarding replacement windows stop by Tashman Home Center (7769 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046) or give us a call at (323) 498-2417 to set up an appointment.