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Solid wood is commonly used when constructing patio doors. At Renewal by Andersen® of Arkansas, however, we utilize engineered wood for our replacement patio doors, including for the frames and panels. Today’s blog highlights the advantages of this innovative door material over its traditional counterparts.

Engineered Wood Core Patio Doors and Their Advantages

Solid Wood vs. Engineered Wood

Before anything else, it would be worth noting the difference between solid and engineered wood. On the one hand, solid wood doors are either carved from a big slab of wood or assembled using separate pieces of wooden frames and panels.

On the other hand, engineered wood doors, also known as solid core doors, are made from composite wood that can be manufactured to be porous or dense, depending on the intended use. Such fixtures are similar to medium-density fiberboards (MDF)

A Look at the Advantages

The engineered wood core frames and panels of our patio door offerings, including our sliding French doors, provide a real wood effect that can match any home style. Our patio doors have inherent qualities, such as thermal insulation and noise reduction, much like their solid wood counterparts. Not only are they soundproof, but they also drive indoor comfort levels up and energy bills down.

The most notable feature of such fixtures, however, is their strength. Indeed, you can expect an engineered wood core door to last longer. Layers of timber are oriented in different directions, allowing the material to be consistent when they expand and contract due to weather. What this means is that our patio doors won’t come loose from the outer layers when exposed to extreme heat and cold.

For your door installation needs, trust Renewal by Andersen of Arkansas to deliver. Apart from our traditional hinged French doors, contemporary sliding doors and sliding French doors, we also offer entry doors from ProVia®. Our fiberglass entry door will save you money in energy bills and boost your curb appeal at the same time.

Give us a call at (479) 250-3588 for more information. You may also fill out our contact form for a free, in-home consultation. We serve Arkansas residents, including those in Springdale, AR.



"We were pleased with the process from the sales representative through installation. Our windows are beautiful, and we are very pleased we made the decision to replace our windows with Renewal by Andersen."

Scott & Jackie, Arkansas, AR
November, 16

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